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Norms of war in Theravada Buddhism

Deegalle, M (2009) 'Norms of war in Theravada Buddhism.' In: Popovski, V, Reichberg, G and Turner, N, eds. World religions and norms of war. United Nations University Press, Tokyo. ISBN 9789280811636

Abstract

Recent armed conflicts—domestic and international—have drawn fresh attention to age-old questions concerning when war can be justified, and what methods and targets are permissible during war. Over more than two millennia, the world’s leading religious traditions— Hinduism, Judaism, Buddhism, Christianity, and Islam—have provided guidance in these contested domains. This volume examines how the religions have responded to pressing moral challenges such as offensive and defensive war, the protection of noncombatants, asymmetric tactics, terrorism, and weapons of mass destruction.

Item Type: Book Chapter or Section
Keywords: War — Religious aspects. Religions.
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BL Religion
Divisions: College of Liberal Arts
Date Deposited: 25 Feb 2013 10:32
Last Modified: 29 Jun 2016 13:36
URI: http://researchspace.bathspa.ac.uk/id/eprint/619
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