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Buddhist Studies from India to America: Essays in Honor of Charles S. Prebish

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Buddhist Studies from India to America covers four important areas of Buddhist Studies: Vinaya Studies and Ethics, the history of Buddhist schools, Western Buddhism, and Inter-religious dialogue. These are the main areas which Charles S. Prebish has either inaugurated or helped to define; and his academic career as a leading, international scholar, and his significant professional achievements are celebrated within this volume.

The geographical and historical scope of the essays in this collection range from ancient India to modern America, and includes contributions by well-known international scholars. The contributors discuss a variety of academic disciplines including philosophy, psychology, history, feminism, and sociology. It will appeal to scholars whose interests embrace either ancient or modern aspects of the Buddhist tradition.

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Damien Keown is Professor of Buddhist Ethics at Goldsmiths College, London University. He is the author of many books on Buddhism and co-editor (with Charles S. Prebish) of the Journal of Buddhist Ethics and the Routledge Critical Studies in Buddhism Series.

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Table of Contents

Bibliography of Charles S. Prebish
1 Dogen and the precepts, revisited 11
2 Buddhism and the practice of bioethics in the United States 32
3 Buddhism : morality without ethics? 45
4 The prospects for a bhiksuni sangha in Tibetan Buddhism 56
5 The time of Ojoden : narrative and salvation in Japanese pure land Buddhism 73
6 The Kutadanta Sutta : tradition in tension 89
7 Mi-pham's contribution to Yogacara 101
8 Entering the fray 121
9 Stealth polemics : Tsong kha pa on the difference between sutra and tantra 128
10 A note on the term "citta-matra" in the Sanskrit Lankavatara Sutra 146
11 Creating a focal point for Buddhism in the West : the German Buddhist pioneer Paul Dahlke 175
12 An object-relations psychology of Zen practice 191
13 Two Buddhisms further considered 207
14 Celts and contests : sport as peregrination and the athlete as white martyr 237
15 The Sarvodaya Shramadana movement's double legacy 250
16 The genesis of all our dependently arisen histories : the divine plan of creation 260
17 The ecumenical vision of Buddhadasa Bhikkhu and his dialogue with Christianity 270
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