The American Occupation of Tibetan Buddhism
Tibetans and their American Hosts in New York City
2001, Jugend – Religion – Unterricht, Band 6, 148 pages, E-Book (PDF), 19,50 €, ISBN 978-3-8309-6053-9
This study of religion in transition bears strong implications for the discussion, especially in Germany, on religious studies (Religionswissenschaft) and the teaching of religion (Religionspädagogik). Mullen's book has become a valuable key in answering the question of how Buddhist traditions and people who are Buddhist can be understood better. It provides a basis on which the teaching of religion in a multicultural and multireligious classroom must be conceptualized if it is to integrate Buddhism and the religious lives of Buddhist community practitioners.
Eve Mullen`s book is an important contribution to the field of religious change and intercultural encounter. All those interested in either questions of religious change or in Tibet and Tibetan Buddhism, whether as practitioners, scholars or interested lay people, should take notice of its results.
Adelheid Herrmann-Pfandt in: Numen, Vol. 52 (2005), S. 506.