By Mikael S. Adolphson
In deconstructing the sôhei snapshot and searching out clues as to the features, position, and which means of the monastic forces, tooth and Claws of the Buddha highlights the significance of ancient conditions; it additionally issues to the fallacies of permitting later, specifically glossy, notions of faith to exert undue effect on interpretations of the earlier. It extra means that, instead of constituting a separate class of violence, non secular violence has to be understood in its political, social, army, and ideological contexts.
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