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Socially Engaged Buddhism (review)

Socially Engaged Buddhism (review) BOOK REVIEWS dhism skeptical about words and embodied almost exclusively in meditation practice is a spiritual option well known to convert and academic communities but relatively foreign to cultural Buddhists whose practice ranges from chanting and merit making to rites of domestic and temple devotion governed by the rhythms of a folk liturgical calendar. Ultimately Knitter's Without Buddha I Could Not Be a Christian is neither argument nor proposal. More confession than apology, it is an original and valuable addition to the growing literature on the still uncharted territory of hyphenated religious identity. Scholars, clergy, and practitioners (both single and dual) will debate its assumptions and conclusions. Would-be pilgrims seeking their own high adventure will profit from its hard-won wisdom. Peter A. Huff Centenary College of Louisiana SOCIALLY ENGAGED BUDDHISM. By Sallie B. King. Honolulu: University of Hawai`i Press, 2009. 192 pp. In a chapter on the philosophical and ethical foundations of the socially engaged Buddhist movement, Sallie King retells a story from the Burmese liberation struggle against military dictatorship. The story was originally told by Aung San Suu Kyi (b. 1945), the Burmese Buddhist activist who is one of the several representative figures (heroes and heroines) of http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Buddhist-Christian Studies University of Hawai'I Press

Socially Engaged Buddhism (review)

Buddhist-Christian Studies , Volume 30 (1) – Sep 30, 2010

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BOOK REVIEWS dhism skeptical about words and embodied almost exclusively in meditation practice is a spiritual option well known to convert and academic communities but relatively foreign to cultural Buddhists whose practice ranges from chanting and merit making to rites of domestic and temple devotion governed by the rhythms of a folk liturgical calendar. Ultimately Knitter's Without Buddha I Could Not Be a Christian is neither argument nor proposal. More confession than apology, it is an original and valuable addition to the growing literature on the still uncharted territory of hyphenated religious identity. Scholars, clergy, and practitioners (both single and dual) will debate its assumptions and conclusions. Would-be pilgrims seeking their own high adventure will profit from its hard-won wisdom. Peter A. Huff Centenary College of Louisiana SOCIALLY ENGAGED BUDDHISM. By Sallie B. King. Honolulu: University of Hawai`i Press, 2009. 192 pp. In a chapter on the philosophical and ethical foundations of the socially engaged Buddhist movement, Sallie King retells a story from the Burmese liberation struggle against military dictatorship. The story was originally told by Aung San Suu Kyi (b. 1945), the Burmese Buddhist activist who is one of the several representative figures (heroes and heroines) of

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Buddhist-Christian StudiesUniversity of Hawai'I Press

Published: Sep 30, 2010

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