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Mark L.  Blum

Associate Professor
College of Arts and Sciences
Department: East Asian Studies

Expertise: Buddhism; religion

Campus phone: (518) 442-4183
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Mark L. Blum is a specialist in Buddhist thought and culture. He has also lectured on fundamentalist religion and is currently writing a book on the appeal of fundamentalist ideology in Christianity, Judaism, Islam, and Buddhism, and its social and spiritual implications.