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Zen At War

Zen At War Author by : Daizen Victoria
Languange Used : en
Release Date : 2006-06-28
Publisher by : Rowman & Littlefield Pub Inc
ISBN : UVA:X004897948
File Size : 40,9 Mb
Total Download : 561

A compelling history of the contradictory, often militaristic, role of Zen Buddhism, this book meticulously documents the close and previously unknown support of a supposedly peaceful religion for Japanese militarism throughout World War II. Drawing on the writings and speeches of leading Zen masters and scholars, Brian Victoria shows that Zen served as a powerful foundation for the fanatical and suicidal spirit displayed by the imperial Japanese military. At the same time, the author recounts the dramatic and tragic stories of the handful of Buddhist organizations and individuals that dared t
Category: History

Zen At War

Zen At War Author by : Daizen Victoria
Languange Used : en
Release Date : 2006-01-01
Publisher by : Rowman & Littlefield Pub Incorporated
ISBN : 0742539261
File Size : 45,6 Mb
Total Download : 686

A compelling history of the contradictory, often militaristic, role of Zen Buddhism, this book meticulously documents the close and previously unknown support of a supposedly peaceful religion for Japanese militarism throughout World War II. Drawing on the writings and speeches of leading Zen masters and scholars, Brian Victoria shows that Zen served as a powerful foundation for the fanatical and suicidal spirit displayed by the imperial Japanese military. At the same time, the author recounts the dramatic and tragic stories of the handful of Buddhist organizations and individuals that dared t
Category: History

Zen War Stories

Zen War Stories Author by : Brian Victoria
Languange Used : en
Release Date : 2012-12-06
Publisher by : Routledge
ISBN : 9781136127700
File Size : 52,7 Mb
Total Download : 234

Following the critically acclaimed Zen at War (1997), Brian Victoria explores the intimate relationship between Japanese institutional Buddhism and militarism during the Second World War. Victoria reveals for the first time, through examination of the wartime writings of the Japanese military itself, that the Zen school's view of life and death was deliberately incorporated into the military's programme of 'spiritual education' in order to develop a fanatical military spirit in both soldiers and civilians. Furthermore, that D. T. Suzuki, the most famous exponent of Zen in the West, is shown to
Category: History

In Defense Of Dharma

In Defense Of Dharma Author by : Tessa J. Bartholomeusz
Languange Used : en
Release Date : 2005-07-26
Publisher by : Routledge
ISBN : 9781135788568
File Size : 44,6 Mb
Total Download : 872

This is the first book to examine war and violence in Sri Lanka through the lens of cross-cultural studies on just-war tradition and theory. In a study that is textual, historical and anthropological, it is argued that the ongoing Sinhala-Tamil conflict is in actual practice often justified by a resort to religious stories that allow for war when Buddhism is in peril. Though Buddhism is commonly assumed to be a religion that never allows for war, this study suggests otherwise, thereby bringing Buddhism into the ethical dialogue on religion and war. Without a realistic consideration of just-war
Category: History
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