Document Type

Article

Publication Date

1-2012

Publication Title

The Journal of Religion

Volume

92

Abstract

An essay is presented discussing the various interpretations of the Theravāda Buddhist doctrine of "Not-self," or anattā. The author points out two contrasting manifestations of the teaching, including the "political-oppositional" form and the "spiritual-transformative" form. The relations between these paradigms are examined in depth through reference to works by Steven Collins, Richard Combrich, and Johannes Bronkhorst.

Issue

1

Comments

Author Posting © The University of Chicago Press, 2012. This article is posted here by permission of The University of Chicago Press for personal use, not for redistribution. The article was published in The Journal of Religion, Volume 92, Issue 1, (2012) http://dx.doi.org/10.1086/662204

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