Special Issue "Buddhism in Modernity: Thriving or Threatened?"
A special issue of Religions (ISSN 2077-1444).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 November 2019) | Viewed by 26623
Buddhism, the most protean of religions, has never been more widespread or influential as in the last fifty years. Yet many scholars and practitioners see Buddhism less as thriving and more as threatened by its very intimate and receptive contact with modernity in the form of the scientific-materialistic zeitgeist, global capitalism, consumerism, psychologization, decontextualization and perennialism. Numerous scholars and practitioners have called for a more socially engaged and critical Buddhist praxis that could serve as a countervailing force to address the proliferation of urgent social, political, economic and climate crises. We invite scholarship from all disciplines to address either or both sides of this question, with respect to the secular mindfulness movement, secular Buddhism, traditional Buddhism in modern contexts, Buddhist modernism, socially-engaged Buddhism, Buddhism and Marxism, and Buddhist Socialism.
Prof. Dr. Ronald E. Purser
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- Buddhist Modernism
- secular Buddhism
- socially-engaged Buddhism
- Buddhist socialism