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John Powers <email@example.com>
|Address:||27 Highlander Street
Torquay, Victoria 3228
|Primary Phone:||+61 3 5261 2329|
|List Affiliations:||Review Editor for H-Buddhism
Former Reviewer for H-Buddhism
|Interests:||Asian History / Studies
Ph.D., History of Religions, University of Virginia.
M.A., Indian Philosophy, McMaster University, 1984.
B.A., Philosophy, B.A., Religious Studies, College of the Holy Cross.
Fourteen published books, including:
Defeating Māra Forever: Essays on Buddhist Ethics (co-editor). Ithaca: Snow Lion Publications, 2009.
A Bull of A Man: Images of Masculinity, Sex, and the Body in Indian Buddhism. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 2009.
A Concise Introduction to Tibetan Buddhism. Ithaca: Snow Lion Publications, 2008.
History As Propaganda: Tibetan Exiles Versus the People’s Republic of China. New York: Oxford University Press, 2004.
A Concise Encyclopedia of Buddhism. Oxford: Oneworld/Penguin, 2000.
Scriptures of the World’s Religions (with James Fieser): Boston: McGraw-Hill, 1998 (2nd edition 2003; 3rd edition 2007)
Articles: more than sixty published articles, including:
“You’re Only as Good As You Look: Indian Buddhist Associations of Virtue and Physical Appearance,” in Defeating Māra Forever: Essays on Buddhist Ethics. Ithaca: Snow Lion Publications, in press
“Why Practicing Virtue is Better than Working Out: Bodies and Ethics in Indian Buddhism.” Chung-Hwa Buddhist Journal #22, 2009.
“Buddhist Mysticism.” Global Mysticism, ed. Steven T. Katz. New York: Oxford University Press, 2009.
“A Place of Their Own.” Capturing the Year 2008: Writings from the ANU College of the Asia Pacific, ed. Barbara Nelson and Robin Jeffrey. Canberra: Australian National University, 2008, pp. 166-169.
“Yogācāra: History and Doctrines.” Oxford Handbook of World Philosophy, ed. Jay Garfield. New York: Oxford University Press, in press.
“Indian Buddhist Hermeneutics.” Routledge History of Indian Philosophy, ed. Purushottama Bilimoria. London: Routledge, in press.
“Celibacy in Indian and Tibetan Buddhism.” Celibacy and Religious Traditions, ed. Carl Olson. New York: Oxford University Press, 2007.
“Withdrawal of Care from Terminally Ill Patients: A Tibetan Buddhist Perspective.” Medical Journal of Australia, 183(10), 2005, pp. 616-621.
“Stealth Polemics: Tsong Khapa on the Differences between Sūtra and Tantra.” From Ancient India to Modern America. London: Routledge/Curzon, 2005.
“Communication of Ideas in India.” Dictionary of the History of Ideas. New York: Charles Scribner’s Sons, 2004.