Buddhism and Religious Freedom: A Sourcebook of Scriptural, Theological, and Legal Texts
November 1, 2016
This sourcebook presents primary documents surveying historical and contemporary approaches to religious freedom in Buddhism. These documents, spanning the fifth century BCE to the present, include scriptural texts, philosophical texts, legal texts, and political texts. An introduction and commentary by professor Thomas Borchert contextualizes the formative, classical/civilizational, local/cultural, and modern periods of Buddhist history.