Het pompeblêd en de Lotus: H. Halbertsma - Het buddhisme en zijn stichter (1843)

Henk Blezer, Marcel Poorthuis, Fred Gales

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    The first publication in the Netherlands about Buddhism was written by the folklorist Joast Hiddes Halbertsma. He defended an intrinsic connection between Frisian and Sanskrit, proposing a parallel between the Lotus in India and the Pompeblêd in Frisia. The ideological outlook of Halbertsma as a baptist minister brought him to a severe criticism of established Christianity, by drawing a parallel between the Reformation and Buddhism.
    Original languageDutch
    Place of PublicationWaarbeke
    Number of pages240
    ISBN (Print)9789056704025
    Publication statusPublished - 2020

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