JOHANSSON, Rune Edvin Arvid. Skåne 1918 — 1981 (when 63). Swedish Scholar of Pāli and Comparative Religion, specialist of Psychology of Religion. After studies of of psychology (fil.lic.) taught it for a while as Lecturer at Lund. Employed in FOA became interested in Buddhism and studied Sanskrit and Pāli at Lund and in South Asia. Later worked at Department of Religion in Lund. Ergardt was his student.
Publications: translated the Dhammapada in Swedish, 1967.
– The Psychology of Nirvana. 141 p. L. 1969; The Dynamic Psychology of Early Buddhism. Oxford 1979; posthumous article in N. Katz (ed.), Buddhism and Western Psychology. 198?.
– Pāli Buddhist Texts. Explained to the Beginner. 151 p. SIAS Monogr. Series 14. Lund 1973; original Swedish version publ. in Lund Univ. Årsbok 1967/68; similar primer of classical Tibetan in Lund Univ. Årsbok 19??.
– books on pedagogy.
Sources: briefly in 1973 book.
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