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- REQUEST> Buddhism on Death and Dying
- RESOURCE> Paul Griffiths Divinity Controversy
- CONFERENCE> XVIIIth IABS Congress, Toronto, 2017, Third Circular
- Re: REQUEST> Buddhism on Death and Dying
by Brad CloughDear Colleagues,
Recently I was asked to present a series of lectures on death and dying in Buddhism. To prepare for this, I of course want to consult as many relevant primary and secondary sources on this issue as possible. Of course, I do not ask that anyone do my own research for me, but my strong hunch is that several of you already have at hand bibliographies and/or syllabis on this topic. The H-Buddhism editors have advised me that it would be best if you first sent your lists to me offline. Once I have collected all the responses, I will post all my findings in an organized format to the whole list.
Many Thanks to All!
Dr. Bradley S. Clough
Global Humanities and Religions
The University of Montana
32 Campus Drive
Missoula, MT 59812
by Charles DiSimonePosting on behalf of Jonathan Silk:
The only reason to forward the link below--which may be primarily, or only, interesting to colleagues in the US--is that the scholar involved is Paul Griffiths, whom you may know from an earlier stage of his career when he specialized in Buddhist philosophy, and in fact was one of the very leadingmost figures in its study, before leaving the field entirely in favor of Catholic theology.
I express no opinion about the content of the current controversy, and dare to bring it to your attention only because of the identity of the protagonist. (I should note, however, that this is not an entirely marginal issue; I learnt of it first from the Chronicle of Higher Education, hardly a fringe publication.)
(Please note when reading that the link is not from an unbiased source and shares opinion with fact - Ed.)
Leiden University Institute for Area Studies, LIAS
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by Christoph EmmrichXVIIIth Congress of the International Association of Buddhist Studies
August 20th to the 25th, 2017
University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada
Dear Colleagues, Dear Friends:
I am very happy to send you the Third Circular for the XVIIIth Congress of the International Association of Buddhist Studies, which will be held in Toronto at the University of Toronto campus, August 20th to the 25th, 2017.
On behalf of the IABS, my university, and the conference’s Planning Committee, I warmly submit this final circular for you to consult for the Congress schedule, the panels and section papers, the evening events, and additional information to help you plan your time in Toronto.
We encourage all IABS members to attend the Congress in Toronto, and ask that you please circulate this document through our many communities of colleagues, students, and supporters, so that everyone feels welcome to attend and participate in the events this summer.