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Magic in the Graeco-Roman World

"This article provides an overview of evidence for “magic” in the Graeco-Roman world, understood broadly as the territory contained by the Roman Empire at its largest extent, from approximately the 8th century bce to the 4th century ce. Within this scope, it focuses on material written in Greek and Latin, introducing and describing the various kinds of evidence for practices..." – By Korshi Dosoo

 

Engaged Buddhism

"Engaged Buddhism emerged in Asia in the 20th century as Buddhists responded to the challenges of colonialism, modernity, and secularization. It is often dated to Bhimrao Ramji Ambedkar’s challenge to caste discrimination in India in the 1950s and the antiwar activism of Vietnamese Buddhist monastic Thich Nhat Hanh, although recent scholarship has pointed to the influence of Chinese Buddhist reforms occurring in the 1930s. ..." – By Ann Gleig

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