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Author Chávez-Segura, Alejandro, 1982-

Title A Tibetan Buddhist Approach to International Relations : the Teaching of the Dalai Lama
Published Lewiston : Edwin Mellen Press, 2011
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Description 1 online resource (300 pages)
Contents Title Page; Copyright Page; Dedication; Foreword; Preface; Acknowledgements; Introduction; I THE BUDDHIST THEOLOGICAL APPROACH: A SOCIALLY ENGAGED METHOD; Justification and Aims of the Buddhist Theological Approach; Understanding Religion; Understanding the Sacred; Buddhist Ethics; Engaged Buddhism; Individual Awakening for Social Awakening; Developing the 'Interbeing' Awareness; II INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS: CONSTRUCTING OUR RELATIVE REALITY; International Relations: A Historical Perspective; Constructing International Relations and Its Theories: Reflections of Relative Truth
Janus-Faced Perception of Religion in International RelationsIIITHE FOURTEENTH DALAI LAMA: COMMON HUMANITY AND UNIVERSAL RESPONSIBILITY; Historical Background; Under the Arms of Avalokiteshvara: A Theological Framework; Tenzin Gyatso, the Rise of the Fourteenth Dalai Lama; Wisdom and Compassion: the Way of the Bodhisattva in Modern World; IVBUILDING BRIDGES OF JUSTICE: ARCHBISHOP DESMOND TUTU AND GOD'S DREAM IN SOUTH AFRICA; Politics of Hatred: Church and State's Acts of Apartheid; Desmond Tutu: The Great Liberation Trek; The Divine Intention: The Transfiguration of Suffering into Liberation
V THE NATURE AND SCOPE OF A THEOLOGY OF INTERNATIONAL RELATIONSRe-thinking the Role of Religion in International Relations: Constructing Peace in Times of War; Defining A Theology of International Relations; TBA Aims; The Four Truths of the TBA; Basic Assumptions of the TBA; The Two Cycles of Reality; Analyzing Religion in International Relations: A Theological Method; Conclusion; Bibliography; Index
Summary This monograph examines the theological paradigms within Buddhism, a religion that interacts with the world without narratives of genesis and eschatology. This book argues that there is a need to study and understand this interdependent relation between the religious and the secular political world
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Subject Bstan-ʼdzin-rgya-mtsho, Dalai Lama XIV, 1935- -- Teachings.
Buddhism and international relations.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0773411100 (electronic bk.)
9780773411104 (electronic bk.)