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Buddhism and Law: An Introduction
By: Rebecca Redwood French

Buddhism and Law: An Introduction, Rebecca Redwood French


 
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Author: Rebecca Redwood French
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9780521734196
Publication Date: 2014

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As the first comprehensive study of Buddhism and law in Asia, this interdisciplinary volume challenges the concept of Buddhism as an apolitical religion without implications for law. Buddhism and Law draws on the expertise of the foremost scholars in Buddhist studies and in law to trace the legal aspects of the religion from the time of the Buddha to the present. In some cases, Buddhism provided the crucial architecture for legal ideologies and secular law codes, while in other cases it had to contend with a pre-existing legal system, to which it added a new layer of complexity. The wide-ranging studies in this book reveal a diversity of relationships between Buddhist monastic codes and secular legal systems in terms of substantive rules, factoring, and ritual practices. This volume will be an essential resource for all students and teachers in Buddhist studies, law and religion, and comparative law.



Buddhism and Law: An Introduction, Rebecca Redwood French, Cambridge University Press,2014, Paperback, 408 pp, $36.99

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