Posts tagged "monastic communities"

Perverse Mission? Catholic Approaches to Foreign Policy

Reverse Mission: Transnational Religious Communities and the Making of US Foreign Policy By Timothy Byrnes. Georgetown University Press, 2001. 216 pp. by Frances Kissling Timothy Byrnes is an engaging academic political scientist who has written extensively and wisely on religion and politics, particularly the political role of the institutional Catholic church (see Transnational Catholicism in Postcommunist Europe, Rowman &...

Daily Links 26 August 2005

Obsessive-Compulsive Buddhism Emma Snyder on staying clean in a Buddhist monastery: “Over the years, it’s gone through stages, this hand-washing: extreme obsession, mild obsession, personal quirk, obsession again, then just talent, sometimes funny story, sometimes obsession still. It’s been a problem in my life, but also just a trait. I’ve been mentally ill, and also just...