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Militant Buddhism: The Rise of Religious Violence in Sri Lanka, Myanmar and Thailand

Presents the rise of militant Theravada Buddhism in Sri Lanka, Burma and Thailand. Deals with political theology and the return of religion, and Theravada Buddhist discourses on violence and non-violence in theory and practice. Explores what monks are supposed to do and what roles they are meant to play in a society, monks and traditional politics, and traditional monks and contemporary monks. Presents case studies on the relationship between religion and violence in the mentioned countries.