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2. Wednesday, September 22, 2010

2. Wednesday, September 22, 2010 - disambiguate(remove the...

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RLG206Y - Wednesday, September 22, 2010 - Who/ what is a Buddhist? “native” v. “convert” v. “night-table” Buddhists “scholars” v. “practitioners” v. “scholar-practitioners” - Buddhist Scholars v. Scholars of Buddhism - Critics (historians, scholars of Buddhism) v. Apologists (Buddhists who defend or present Buddhism in a positive way) - To “ambiguate” (create more problems for it, read a passage and go to the library and research it) or
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Unformatted text preview: disambiguate (remove the uncertainties) Studying Buddhism: - Boundaries • what is Buddhism and your field of study? ex: there are many traditions • as a topic within the Humanities/ Social Sciences/ Sciences • Critical approaches vs. Proving Buddhism (scanning a meditating brain)...
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