Destroying Mara Forever: Buddhist Ethics Essays in Honor of Damien Keown

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A thought-provoking collection of essays on Buddhist ethics by some of the leading thinkers in the field. The reader is provided with engaging explorations of central issues in Buddhist ethics, insightful analyses of the ways Buddhist ethical principles are being applied today in both Asian and Western countries, and groundbreaking proposals about how Buddhist perspectives might inform debates on some of the core ethical issues of the modern world, including consumerism, globalization, environmental problems, ...
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Overview

A thought-provoking collection of essays on Buddhist ethics by some of the leading thinkers in the field. The reader is provided with engaging explorations of central issues in Buddhist ethics, insightful analyses of the ways Buddhist ethical principles are being applied today in both Asian and Western countries, and groundbreaking proposals about how Buddhist perspectives might inform debates on some of the core ethical issues of the modern world, including consumerism, globalization, environmental problems, war, ethnic conflict, and inter-religious tensions.

The leading figure in identifying the field of Buddhist ethics and articulating some of its core issues is Professor Damien Keown of the University of London. This book brings together a group of eminent scholars who have all been influenced by Keown's work and who are also friends and close colleagues. The result is a wonderful volume for those who are struggling with practical issues of ethical concern. This will be a valuable resource in the study of ethics for years to come.

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"Readers will welcome this collection of insightful essays on the ways in which Buddhist perspectives inform some of the ethical issues facing the modern world. . . . An engrossing and very topical read."—Mandala Magazine, Editor's Choice

"I found myself personally engaged with the questions raised by these great scholars, and I am grateful to have had such rich food for thought. . . . Careful and critical examination of the multiple sides of an issue is consistent throughout this collection. . . . The essays collected in Destroying Mara Forever do not shy away from questioning the relevance of foundational doctrine to answer today's greatest ethical dilemmas and do so in pointed and respectful debate that leads one to continue that questioning and apply it to other issues."—Feminist Review

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781559393416
  • Publisher: Shambhala Publications, Inc.
  • Publication date: 2/16/2010
  • Pages: 320
  • Sales rank: 1,048,868
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

Charles S. Prebish is Professor Emeritus at the Pennsylvania State University, where he taught for thirty-five years, and holds the Charles Redd Endowed Chair in Religious Studies at Utah State University. He is the author or editor of twenty books and is the founding co-editor of the Journal of Buddhist Ethics and the Journal of Global Buddhism.

John Powers has published twelve books, including the recently revised Introduction to Tibetan Buddhism. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Virginia and specializes in Indian and Tibetan intellectual history. He is currently Professor in the Faculty of Asian Studies at Australian National University.

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Table of Contents

Bibliography of Damien Keown

Introduction 1

Textual Studies and Their Ethical Applications

Santideva, Virtue, and Consequentialism Barbra R. Clayton Clayton, Barbra R. 15

Scholar Monks and Meditator Monks Revisited L. S. Cousins Cousins, L. S. 31

Buddhist Perspectives on Crime and Punishment Peter Harvey Harvey, Peter 47

You're Only as Good as You Look: Indian Buddhist Associations of Virtue and Physical Appearance John Powers Powers, John 67

Mahayana Ethics and American Buddhism: Subtle Solutions or Creative Perversions? Charles S. Prebish Prebish, Charles S. 95

Is Buddhist Ethics Virtue Ethics? Toward a Dialogue with Santideva and a Footnote to Keown Paul Williams Williams, Paul 113

Ethics and Social Engagement

Buddhism, War and Peace in Sri Lanka George D. Bond Bond, George D. 141

Ethics in an Era of Reflexive Modernization: A Buddhist Response Peter D. Hershock Hershock, Peter D. 151

In Search of a Green Dharma: Philosophical Issues in Buddhist Environmental Ethics Christopher Ives Ives, Christopher 165

Elements of Engaged Buddhist Ethical Theory Sallie B. King King, Sallie B. 187

Ethics in Global Context

Suffering Made Sufferable: Santideva, Dzongkaba, and Modern Therapeutic Approaches to Suffering's Silver Lining Daniel Cozort Cozort, Daniel 207

Something Rotten in the State of Buddhaland: Good Governance in Theravada Buddhism Ian Harris Harris, Ian 221

Foundations of Ethics and Practice in Chinese Pure Land Buddhism Charles B. Jones Jones, Charles B. 237

Thai Buddhism in the Twenty-First Century: Contesting Views Donald K. Swearer Swearer, Donald K. 261

Index 285

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