Master of Arts (MA)
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Oren Baruch Stier
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Comparative studies in sainthood in world religions, especially Pali Buddhism and Judaism has been a substantial component of my academic interests. Constructed out of my research findings the new typology of sainthood lays emphasis on the fact the two religions have a common universal pattern of sainthood, hence parallel sainthoods.
My research concludes that Siddhartha the Buddha and Moses the Prophet as primordial saints, as saintliness as a human quality in Pali Buddhism and Judaism originates from these personalities. Any other successive types of sainthood in the said religious traditions are derived from the main type, the primordial sainthood.
Dedunupitiye, Upananda Thero, "Buddha and Moses as primordial saints: a new typology of parallel sainthoods derived from Pali Buddhism and Judaism" (2009). FIU Electronic Theses and Dissertations. 2761.
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