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Introduction Kenneth Kraft 1. Prospects of a Socially Engaged Buddhism by Kenneth Kraft 2. Nonviolence and the Self in Early Buddhism by Luis O. Gomez 3. Nonviolence to Animals in Buddhism and Jainism by Christopher Chapple 4. Exemplars of Nonviolence in Theravada Buddhism by Donald K. Swearer 5. Tibet and the Monastic Army of Peace by Robert A. F. Thurman 6. The Impact of Christianity on Buddhist Nonviolence in the West by Cynthia Eller 7. Nonviolent Struggle: An Effective Alternative by Gene Sharp 8. Buddhism and Contemporary International Trends by Sulak Sivaraksa Contributors Index

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Kenneth Kraft is Associate Professor of Religion Studies at Lehigh University. He is the author of Eloquent Zen: Daito and Early Japanese Zen and the editor of Zen: Tradition and Transition


"The authors have taken risks. It is good to see mature and well-known Buddhist scholars taking personal positions on these matters instead of hiding behind their scholarship." - Graeme MacQueen, Centre for Peace Studies, McMaster University

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