HOENS, Dirk Jan

HOENS, Dirk Jan. Oldenzaal 11.8.1920 — 23.2.2003. Dutch scholar of Comparative Religion. Professor in Utrecht. After gymnasium in Leiden and the Hague, from 1939 studies of Indology at Utrecht under Gonda, first interested in language, soon in religion. As his main subject he studied theology, and after his doctorate concentrated…

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GREY, Leslie

GREY, Leslie. 1916 — ????. M.D. Oxford. A psychiatrist and Professor in Denver, Colorado. M.D. He had served as Medical Attaché to U.S. Embassies in New Delhi and Kabul. One L.G. (M.D.) died in Denver in January 2004. Publications: A concordance of Buddhist birth stories. 43+268 p. Oxford 1990, 2nd…

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DEBES, Paul

DEBES, Paul. Elberfeld, Wuppertal 8.9.1906 — Bindlach 6.6.2004. German Bauddha. Originally he intended to become a missionary, but in 1927 found Buddhism in H. Much’s books. In 1931-32 studied in Ceylon under Nyanatiloka, together with his brother Heinrich Debes (1903–1943). Served in the army, in 1944-45 war prisoner in the…

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DAY, Terence P.

DAY, Terence Patrick. 1930 — 2003. British or Canadian Indologist. Professor of Religion at University of Manitoba in Winnipeg. Publications:Indian Ideas of Punishment in the Light of Recent Western Discussions. 1000 p. L. 1966 (King’s College, perhaps a diss.). – The Conception of Punishment in Early Indian Literature. 4+328 p.…

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CHEN (Ch’en), Kenneth K. S.

CHEN (Ch’en), Kenneth Kuan-Sheng. Honolulu 20.9.1907 — 25.4.1993. U.S. Indologist (Buddhist scholar). Son of Hua-hsiu Ch’en and Chu See. Studies at University of Hawaii (A.B. 1931), at Harvard-Yenching University in Peking (M.A. 1934), at University of California (in 1940-41), and at Harvard (Ph.D. 1946 in Buddhism and Indology, under Ingalls). In…

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CHATALIAN, George

CHATALIAN, George. 22.11.1920 — 17.6.1997. U.S. Philosopher and Buddhist Scholar. Educated at Brown University (A.B.) and Harvard (Ph.D. 1968). In the early 1970s teaching (Western?) philosophy at Franklin Pierce College. In 1983 at Department of Philosophy, University of Ife in Ife-Ife, Nigeria, then also at Lagos University. Finally living in…

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CHAPPELL, David

CHAPPELL, David Wellington. Saint John, New Brunswick 3.2.1940 — Laguna Hills, CAL 2.12.2004. Canadian Buddhist Scholar in the U.S.A. Son of Hayward Lynsin Ch. and Mary Elvira Mosher. B.A. Mount Allison University. B.D. McGill University. Ph.D. Yale, in History of Religions. Taught thirty years (1971-2000) as Professor of Religion at the…

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WARD, C. H. S.

WARD, Charles Henry Spurgeon. Halton by Leeds, Yorkshire 21.7.1876 — Wells, Somerset 17.3.1957. Rev. British Clergyman in Sri Lanka. Son of Amos Ward and Zilpah Whitaker. Married 1906 in Sri Lanka Mabel Jane Straughan Lawrence (d. 1937), children. Later on returned to the U.K. His 1934/47 book is based on…

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STACE, Walter Terence

STACE, Walter Terence. Hampstead, London 17.11.1886 — Laguna Beach, Calif. 2.8.1967. British Civil Servant in Sri Lanka. Son of Major Edward Vincent Stace of Royal Artillery and Amy Mary Watson. Educated ar Bath College and ar Fettes College in Edinburgh. Planning priestly career he studied at Trinity College, Dublin, but…

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PASKE, Edward

PASKE, Edward Hanson. Madras 1829 (bapt. 24.9.) — Parkstone, Dorset 28.10.1907. British Colonial Officer in India. Son of Colonel Thomas Theophilus Paske and Susan Amelia Goldingham. Bengal cadet 1846-47. From 1854 served in the Punjab. Deputy-Commissioner of Kangra, then Lieutenant-Colonel. Retired 1877 on health reasons. Married 1856 Amelie Catherine Jervois, three…

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