The Journal of Religion
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.
Nicholson, Hugh. "The Spirit of Contradiction in the Buddhist Doctrine of Not-Self." The Journal of Religion, 92, no. 1 (2012): 31-57.
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