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Buddhism and Africa

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Edited by Michel Clasquin and Kobus Krüger © Unisa Dept. Religious Studies 1999.

This volume formally consists of the edited proceedings of a conference on "Buddhism and Africa" organised by the Department of Religious Studies at the University of South Africa and held in Pretoria in June 1998. …

Common or Garden Dharma. Essays on Contemporary Buddhism, Volume 1

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by Michel Clasquin-Johnson © 2011

A number of shorter works that I have written over the years for which I never signed off the electronic rights - mostly because they didn't exist then! Some started out as academic articles and have been rewritten to appeal to a broader audience. …

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

by Michel Clasquin-Johnson © 2011

A number of shorter works that I have written over the years for which I never signed off the electronic rights - mostly because they didn't exist back then! …

Learning about Religion series

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Vol 1: Learning about religion

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This is a reworking of a South African school textbook for which I obtained reversion of copyright, now released as an Open Educational Resource. The book is an ongoing project, and it will be updated and reworked continuously. It is intended to be the first in a series of seven.

Volume One serves as a general introduction to the field of religions and the study of Religions

Price: Free!

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Programming with yab

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Published exclusively at Smashwords © 2016 Michel Clasquin-Johnson


This e-book will teach you how to program in the yab programming language, one of the main platforms for writing applications for the Haiku Operating system.Yab is a procedural language, Despite that, you can do things with it for which you would normally require a much more complex object-oriented language. …

Quagga Kultuur: Reflections on South African Popular Culture.

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Edited by Michel Clasquin © Aurora Press 2003

"This book has a bad title. Conventional wisdom tells us that a book's title should be easy to recognise, evocative, and short. Above all, it should persuade the prospective reader to part with his capital and become a book-owner instead of a money-owner. …

Religions in South Africa series

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Religions in South Africa, Vol. 2: The Bahá’í Faith

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Edited by Michel Clasquin-Johnson © IFFM 2012

This series of e-booklets was commissioned by the IFFM to provide media professionals with quick reference material on the religious traditions in South Africa. They will be published in the order in which we receive them from the representatives of the faith traditions. This does not imply that it is limited to South Africans, or to media professionals! …

Religions in South Africa, Vol. 1: Islam

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Edited by Michel Clasquin-Johnson © IFFM 2012

This series of e-booklets was commissioned by the IFFM to provide media professionals with quick reference material on the religious traditions in South Africa. They will be published in the order in which we receive them from the representatives of the faith traditions. This does not imply that it is limited to South Africans, or to media professionals! …

Religions in South Africa, Vol.3: Buddhism

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This series of e-booklets was commissioned by the IFFM to provide media professionals with quick reference material on the religious traditions in South Africa. They will be published in the order in which we receive them from the representatives of the faith traditions. This does not imply that it is limited to South Africans, or to media professionals! Indeed, anyone interested in the major faith traditions will surely find much of interest here. …


Simply Ask. A Guide to Religious Sensitivity for Healthcare Professionals

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© Gerrie Lubbe 2013

Edited for electronic distribution by Michel Clasquin-Johnson

When the piglet Babe, in the movie with the same name, is entered by his owner for the sheepdog trials, he initially has problems gaining the cooperation of the sheep. …