Buddhism in Five Minutes - Elizabeth J. Harris

Buddhism in Five Minutes - Elizabeth J. Harris

54. How do Buddhists View Other Religious Traditions and What Kind of Interreligious Encounters are Buddhists Involved in Now?

Buddhism in Five Minutes - Elizabeth J. Harris

Elizabeth J. Harris [+-]
University of Birmingham
Elizabeth Harris is an Honorary Senior Research Fellow within the Cadbury Centre for the Public Understanding of Religion, University of Birmingham, UK. Before this, she was an Associate Professor at Liverpool Hope University. She specializes in Buddhist Studies and inter-faith studies, and has published widely in both disciplines. Her publications include: What Buddhists Believe (Oneworld, 1998): Theravada Buddhism and the British Encounter: Religious, missionary and colonial experience in nineteenth century Sri Lanka (Routledge, 2006): Buddhism for a Violent World: A Christian Reflection (Epworth, 2010/now published by SCM).

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Buddhists today are not united in their attitude to other religions. Generally, though, Buddhists prefer coexistence to confrontation with people of other religions and have only turned to defensive action when they have seen a threat to Buddhism. They have also relished rigorous, but respectful, interreligious debate.

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Harris, Elizabeth. 54. How do Buddhists View Other Religious Traditions and What Kind of Interreligious Encounters are Buddhists Involved in Now?. Buddhism in Five Minutes. Equinox eBooks Publishing, United Kingdom. p. 272-277 Nov 2021. ISBN 9781800500907. https://www.equinoxpub.com/home/view-chapter/?id=40792. Date accessed: 23 Oct 2021 doi: 10.1558/equinox.40792. Nov 2021

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