Buddhists on religious conversion: a critical issue

Deegalle, M (2015) 'Buddhists on religious conversion: a critical issue.' In: Premawardhana, S, ed. Religious conversion: religion scholars thinking together. Wiley Blackwell, Malden, MA: USA, pp. 63-82. ISBN 9781118972373

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This chapter fills a timely need of understanding the nature of religious conversion in the Buddhist tradition. It situates the issue of religious conversion in contemporary context and examines relevant Buddhist terminology and their nuances with an insight to the historical Buddha's attitude to religious conversion. As a mass conversion, the case of Dalits (India) in 1956 is considered. It also examines contemporary Buddhist responses to religious conversion with a focus on contemporary Sri Lanka.

Item Type: Book Chapter or Section
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BL Religion
B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BQ Buddhism
Divisions: School of Writing, Publishing and the Humanities
Date Deposited: 21 Sep 2015 12:32
Last Modified: 15 Aug 2021 09:40
URI / Page ID: https://researchspace.bathspa.ac.uk/id/eprint/6590
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