9783030035167-3030035166-Militant Buddhism: The Rise of Religious Violence in Sri Lanka, Myanmar and Thailand

Militant Buddhism: The Rise of Religious Violence in Sri Lanka, Myanmar and Thailand

ISBN-13: 9783030035167
ISBN-10: 3030035166
Edition: 1st ed. 2019
Author: Lehr, Peter
Publication date: 2019
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Format: Hardcover 312 pages
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ISBN-13: 9783030035167
ISBN-10: 3030035166
Edition: 1st ed. 2019
Author: Lehr, Peter
Publication date: 2019
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Format: Hardcover 312 pages

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Acknowledged authors Lehr, Peter wrote Militant Buddhism: The Rise of Religious Violence in Sri Lanka, Myanmar and Thailand comprising 312 pages back in 2019. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 3030035166 and 9783030035167. Since then Militant Buddhism: The Rise of Religious Violence in Sri Lanka, Myanmar and Thailand textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price or rent at the marketplace.

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Against the backdrop of the ongoing Rohingya crisis, this book takes a close and detailed look at the rise of militant Buddhism in Sri Lanka, Burma and Thailand, and especially at the issues of ‘why’ and ‘how’ around it. We are well aware of Christian fundamentalism, militant Judaism and Islamist Salafism-Jihadism. Extremist and violent Buddhism however features only rarely in book-length studies on religion and political violence. Somehow, the very idea of Buddhist monks as the archetypical ‘world renouncers’ exhorting frenzied mobs to commit acts of violence against perceived ‘enemies of the religion’ seems to be outright ludicrous. Recent events in Myanmar/Burma, but also in Thailand and Sri Lanka, however indicate that a militant strand of Theravada Buddhism is on the rise. How can this rise be explained, and what role do monks play in that regard? These are the two broad questions that this book explores.

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