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The Cross and the Begging Bowl: Deconstructing the Cosmology of Violence
Theological Studies Faculty Works
  • James L. Fredericks, Loyola Marymount University
Document Type
Article
Publication Date
1-1-1998
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Abstract
Rene Girard's work on the origins of violence as it relates to Christian symbolism is an ideal construct by which to compare the teachings of the Gautama Buddha and Jesus Christ. Both Jesus and Gautama eschew violence, but take different paths toward doing so.
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Copyright © 1998 The University of Hawai'i Press

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Fredericks, James L. "The Cross and the Begging Bowl: Deconstructing the Cosmology of Violence." Buddhist-Christian Studies 18 (1998): 155-167. http://dx.doi.org/10.2307/1390451