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Self, No Self, and the Paradoxes of Self and No Self Preservation

  • Pamela Ayo Yetunde
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Part of the Black Religion/Womanist Thought/Social Justice book series (BRWT)

Abstract

Buddhism has been criticized for espousing detachment from others, but though Buddhism promotes nonattachment, it does not state whether its practices actually undermine the ability to be in relationship with others. Buddhism has also been criticized for promoting nihilism, yet it has not been well understood how teachings on no self actually promote healthy relationality. Alicia, Norene, Deborah, Marcella, and Mary discuss what no self means to them.

Keywords

Self No self Christianity Buddhism Anxiety 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Pamela Ayo Yetunde
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  1. 1.United Theological Seminary of the Twin CitiesNew BrightonUSA

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