The Resistance Of The Monks

Publisher: Human Rights Watch
ISBN: 156432544X
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The Resistance Of The Monks from the Author: . This 99-page report written by longtime Burma watcher Bertil Lintner, describes the repression Burma's monks experienced after they led demonstrations against the government in September 2007. The report tells the stories of individual monks who were arrested, beaten and detained. Two years after Buddhist monks marched down the street of the detained opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi, hundreds of monks are in prison and thousands remain fearful of military repression. Many have left their monasteries and returned to their villages or sought refuge abroad, while those who remained in their monasteries live under constant surveillance--Human Rights Watch web site.

Buddhism And Society

Author: Melford E. Spiro
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 9780520046726
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Buddhism And Society from the Author: Melford E. Spiro. The current Western interest in Buddhism and other Eastern religions is--among other reasons--both the result of and the stimulation for an entire library of books purporting to bring the Wisdom of the East to an audience for whom the wisdom of the West has failed. This book is not an example of that genre. It is an attempt to interpret Buddhism in the light of some current theories about religion. As a work of scholarship, rather than a homiletic tract or an apologetic treatise, its aim is to understand Buddhism as one historical variant of the generic human attempt to find meaning and hope in a sacred order that transcends the mundane order of existence; its aime is not to encourage or discourage either a devotional or a soteriological interest in Buddhism.

Knight Monks Of Vichy France

Author: John Hellman
Publisher: McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP
ISBN: 9780773509733
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Knight Monks Of Vichy France from the Author: John Hellman. In The Knight-Monks of Vichy France John Hellman describes the founding, operation, transformation, and demise of the school, details the institution's ideological and political struggles with other segments of French society, and deals with the remarkable rise of Uriage ideas and alumni in postwar France. By focusing on the social, philosophical, and psychological concepts propounded by the staff of the school, Hellman has produced the first study that shows the École Nationale des Cadres d'Uriage to have been an original educational and group experience which inspired French youth from very different backgrounds to abandon the liberal democratic tradition for a new political and social vision. Drawing on a variety of sources, including interviews, newly available archival material, Vichy publications, correspondence, and diary entries, Hellman contributes to the current, lively debate concerning the phenomenon of collaboration and the response of the French population to fascism and to the occupation during the Second World War. This book will be of particular interest to readers concerned with the intellectual and political life of modern France, modern religious thought and experience, fascism and the Vichy regime, changes in France in the prewar and postwar periods, and the "third way" political option in contemporary Europe.

Buddhism War And Nationalism

Author: Xue Yu
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135487324
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Buddhism War And Nationalism from the Author: Xue Yu. This thesis examines the doctrinal grounds and different approaches to working out this "new Buddhist tradition," a startling contrast to the teachings of non-violence and compassion which have made Buddhism known as a religion of peace. In scores of articles as war approached in 1936-37, new monks searched and reinterpreted scripture, making controversial arguments for ideas like "compassionate killing" which would justify participating in war.

The Monk S Hour

Author: Ken Winkler
Publisher: Booksmango
ISBN: 6162450023
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The Monk S Hour from the Author: Ken Winkler. The Monk's Hour is the second book of a trilogy involving Tim Adams, ex intelligence operative and Vietnam Vet. Following his experiences in Never Recovered, Adams is approached in California to investigate the death of an art collector in Thailand. Within days, he discovers that not all the collector's efforts concerned Buddhist icon recovery, but also transfers of reincarnated monks, prisoners and contraband through a mysterious system called "The Conduit." Once again, Adam learns while dodging violent reactions in northern Thailand that not everyone wants the matter resolved. Based on current events in the vastly secret and lucrative Asian artifact trade, The Monk's Hour represents a fictional account of a system few understand.

The Wiley Blackwell Companion To Religion And Social Justice

Author: Michael D. Palmer
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1405195479
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The Wiley Blackwell Companion To Religion And Social Justice from the Author: Michael D. Palmer. The Wiley-Blackwell Companion to Religion and Social Justice brings together a team of distinguished scholars to provide a comprehensive and comparative account of social justice in the major religious traditions. The first publication to offer a comparative study of social justice for each of the major world religions, exploring viewpoints within Christianity, Islam, Judaism, Hinduism, Buddhism, and Confucianism Offers a unique and enlightening volume for those studying religion and social justice - a crucially important subject within the history of religion, and a significant area of academic study in the field Brings together the beliefs of individual traditions in a comprehensive, explanatory, and informative style All essays are newly-commissioned and written by eminent scholars in the field Benefits from a distinctive four-part organization, with sections on major religions; religious movements and themes; indigenous people; and issues of social justice, from colonialism to civil rights, and AIDS through to environmental concerns

The Monks Of Tibhirine

Author: John Kiser
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
ISBN: 1429997206
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The Monks Of Tibhirine from the Author: John Kiser. "The inspiration for the major motion picture "Of Gods and Men" A true story of Christian love set against political terrorism in contemporary Algeria. In the spring of 1996, militants of the Armed Islamic Group, today affiliated with Osama bin Laden's al Qaeda network, broke into a Trappist monastery in war-torn Algeria. Seven monks were taken hostage, pawns in a murky negotiation to free imprisoned terrorists. Two months later, the severed heads of the monks were found in a tree not far from Tibhirine; their bodies were never recovered. The village of Tibhirine had sprung up around the monastery because it was a holy place, protected by the Virgin Mary, who is revered by Christians and Muslims alike. But after 1993, as the Algerian military government's war against Islamic terrorism widened, napalm, helicopters, and gunfire became regular accompaniments to their monastic routine. The harmony between these Christian monks and the Muslim neighbors of Tibhirine contrasts with the fear and distrust among Algerians fighting over power and what it means to be a Muslim. Woven into the story of the kidnapping and the political disintegration of Algeria is a classic account of Christian martyrdom. But these monks were not martyrs to their faith, as preaching Christianity to Muslims is forbidden in Algeria, but rather martyrs to their love of their Muslim neighbors, whom they refuse to desert in their hour of need.

Enlightened Monks

Author: Ulrich L. Lehner
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199595127
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Enlightened Monks from the Author: Ulrich L. Lehner. A revisionist account of the effects of the Enlightenment process on German Benedictines which contributes to a better understanding not only of monastic culture in Central Europe, but also of Catholic religious culture in general.

The Monks Of The West From St Benedict To St Bernard Book Iv St Benedict Book V St Gregory The Great Monastic Italy And Spain In The Sixth And Seventh Centuries Book Vi The Monks Under The First Merovingians Book Vii St Columbanus The Irish In Gaul And The Colonies Of Luxeuil 1861

Author: Charles Forbes comte de Montalembert
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The Monks Of The West From St Benedict To St Bernard Book Iv St Benedict Book V St Gregory The Great Monastic Italy And Spain In The Sixth And Seventh Centuries Book Vi The Monks Under The First Merovingians Book Vii St Columbanus The Irish In Gaul And The Colonies Of Luxeuil 1861 from the Author: Charles Forbes comte de Montalembert.

The Monks Of Mount Athos

Author: M. Basil Pennington
Publisher: SkyLight Paths Publishing
ISBN: 1893361780
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The Monks Of Mount Athos from the Author: M. Basil Pennington. Follow bestselling author M. Basil Pennington on his historic four-month stay on the "holy mountain, " as he wrestles with theological differences between Christianity's East and West and learns the Orthodox practice of the prayer of the heart.