Buddhism in Five Minutes - Elizabeth J. Harris

Buddhism in Five Minutes - Elizabeth J. Harris

53. How has Buddhism been Influenced by Other Religious Traditions?

Buddhism in Five Minutes - Elizabeth J. Harris

Sophie Barker [+-]
Lancaster University
Sophie Barker is reading for a PhD in Religious Studies at Lancaster University. Her research explores the role of narrative in the transmission of the Dhamma in the Pali Tipiṭaka.

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Although the questions I am addressing use the term “religion” to refer to Buddhism and those it has encountered, its use is problematic. With this in mind, what I intend to convey through these questions is twofold: (1) that Buddhism itself is a diverse tradition that has encountered a kaleidoscope of influential individuals and groups, advocating competing views and ways of life; and (2) that Buddhism has been shaped and influenced by its interactions with others, while also shaping and influencing those it has encountered.

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Barker, Sophie. 53. How has Buddhism been Influenced by Other Religious Traditions?. Buddhism in Five Minutes. Equinox eBooks Publishing, United Kingdom. p. 266-271 Nov 2021. ISBN 9781800500907. https://www.equinoxpub.com/home/view-chapter/?id=40793. Date accessed: 23 Oct 2021 doi: 10.1558/equinox.40793. Nov 2021

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