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Introducing Buddhism

Author: Charles S Prebish; Damien Keown
Publisher: London : Routledge, ©2010.
Series: World religions (Routledge (Firm))
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats
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"Introducing Buddhism is the ideal resource for all students beginning the study of this fascinating religious tradition. It explains the religion's key teachings and traces its historical development and geographical spread of from its foundations up to present day. Charles S. Prebish and Damien Keown, two of today's leading Buddhist scholars, devote a chapter each to the major regions where Buddhism has flourished  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Charles S Prebish; Damien Keown
ISBN: 9780415550000 0415550009 9780415550017 0415550017
OCLC Number: 435731534
Notes: Previous edition: 2006.
Description: xviii, 322 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm.
Contents: Background to Buddhism --
The Buddha --
The Dharma --
The Buddhist Sangha --
Buddhism in India --
Mahāyāna --
Meditation --
Buddhism in Southeast Asia --
Buddhism in East Asia --
Buddhism in Tibet --
Buddhism in the Western world --
Socially engaged Buddhism --
Ethics --
Reflections on the nature and study of Buddhism --
Appendixes.
Series Title: World religions (Routledge (Firm))
Responsibility: Charles S. Prebish and Damien Keown.

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Explaining the key teachings and historical development of Buddhism, this book contains chapters on Engaged Buddhism, Buddhist and War, Buddhism in the Western World and Meditation.  Read more...
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'This is a wonderful book, comprehensive and readable, that covers a wide spectrum of Buddhism. It's clearly presented and probably the best general textbook available today. Aimed at undergraduate Read more...

 
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