My Publications on Buddhism


MA Dissertation: Early Buddhist interpersonal ethics: the case of the Singalovada Suttanta. University of South Africa 1994

D Litt et Phil Thesis: Transplanting Buddhism: An investigation into the spread of Buddhism, with reference to Buddhism in South Africa. University of South Africa 2000.

Contemporary Theravada and Zen attitudes to human sexuality: an exercise in comparative ethicsReligion. 22:1. (Jan. 1992) pp. 63-83. Reprinted in Hunt, S 2011, The Library of Essays on Sexuality and Religion, Vol. 4, Religions of the East, pp. 83-103. Farnham: Ashgate.

Why Study Buddhism? Theologia Evangelica. 25:2. (Jun. 1992) pp. 58-63.

Buddhism and Unemployment - a conceptual reappraisal of social classification systems. in Vorster, W. S. (ed.) 1992. On being unemployed and religious. Pretoria: Unisa. pp. 96-106.

The pope on Buddhism

Myth in an antimythical environment; the case of Buddhism. in Clasquin, M., Ferreira, J., Marais, D. & Sadowsky, R. (eds.) 1993. Myth and Interdisciplinary Research. Pretoria: Unisa. pp. 66-81.

Buddhism and Human RightsJournal for the Study of Religion. 6:2. (Sept 1993) pp. 91-101.

Bibliography on Buddhism in South Africa

Demythologisation in Axial Age India - The Sigalovada Suttanta. Myth and Symbol. vol 2. (1995) pp 19-38.

Buddhist ethics and the South African situation. In De Gruchy, J.W. & Martin, S. B. (eds.) 1995. Religion and Civil Society. Papers from the founding congress of the South African Academy of Religion, January 1994. Pretoria: University of South Africa. pp. 316-333.

Buddhist Scriptures for non-Buddhists. The Pali Canon - an overview. Religion and Theology 2:2. 1995. pp. 179-190.

Buddhism, science and other worldviews. Scriptura vol 61 (1997) pp. 139-150.

Ubuntu dharma - Buddhism and African thoughtJournal for the Study of Religion 10:2, September 1997. pp. 57-74. Reprinted in Clasquin, M. & Krüger, J.S. (eds) 1999, Buddhism and Africa. Pretoria: Department of Religious Studies, Unisa.

Buddhism  in South Africa. in Baumann, M & Prebish, C 2002. Westward dharma: Buddhism beyond Asia. Berkeley: University of California Press. pp. 152-162.

Ixopo: The evolution of a South African Buddhist Centre. Journal for the Study of Religion. 17:1 (2004). pp 45-65.

"Once the Buddha was a Seagull" ... Reading Jonathan Livingston Seagull as a Mahayana Buddhist text. Alternation: Interdisciplinary Journal for the Study of the Arts and Humanities in Southern Africa. Special Edition 2 (2005), pp 20-34. Reprinted in Clasquin, M (ed.) 2003. Quagga Kultuur. Reflections on South African popular culture. Pretoria: Aurora Press. pp 113-124. and in Smit, J A & Kumar, P P (eds.) 2005. Study of Religion in South Africa. Essays in honour of G C Oosthuizen. (Numen Book Series 109). Leiden: Brill pp 19-32.

The centuries-old dialogue between Buddhism and Christianity. Acta Theologica. 29:2 (December 2009), pp. 1-13.

Common or Garden Dharma: Essays in Contemporary Buddhism, Volume 1.

Common or Garden Dharma. Essays on Contemporary Buddhism, Volume 2.

On The Death of the Charismatic Founder Re-Viewing Some Buddhist Sources. Journal for the Study of Religions and Ideologies, 12:34 (Spring 2013).

Will the Real Nigantha Nātaputta Please Stand Up? Reflections on the Buddha and his Contemporaries Journal for the Study of Religions, 28:15 (2015).

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