Buddhist Religions: A Historical Introduction / Edition 5

Buddhist Religions: A Historical Introduction / Edition 5

by Richard H. Robinson, Willard L. Johnson, Thanissaro Bhikkhu, Geoffrey DeGraff
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0534558585

ISBN-13: 9780534558581

Pub. Date: 06/30/2004

Publisher: Cengage Learning

This historical introduction to Buddhism presents students with an engaging exploration of the diversity of thoughts and practices of a wide segment of followers of the Buddha. It covers five main aspects of Buddhism: ritual, devotionalism, doctrine, meditation, practice, and institutional history.

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This historical introduction to Buddhism presents students with an engaging exploration of the diversity of thoughts and practices of a wide segment of followers of the Buddha. It covers five main aspects of Buddhism: ritual, devotionalism, doctrine, meditation, practice, and institutional history.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780534558581
Publisher:
Cengage Learning
Publication date:
06/30/2004
Series:
Religious Life in History Series
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
384
Product dimensions:
6.40(w) x 9.16(h) x 0.65(d)

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Table of Contents

Foreword. Preface. Map: The World of Buddhism. Abbreviations. Introduction. Buddhism in India. 1. The Buddha's Awakening. 2. The Buddha as Teacher and Power Figure. 3. The Development of Early Indian Buddhism. 4. The Period of the Three Vehicles. 5. Early Medieval Indian Buddhism. 6. Late Medieval Indian Buddhism. 7. Buddhism in Sri Lanka and Southeast Asia. 8. Buddhism in Central Asia and China. 9. Buddhism in Korea and Vietnam. 10. Buddhism in Japan. 11. Buddhism in the Tibetan Cultural Area. 12. Buddhism Comes West. An Overview of the Buddhist Scriptures. Pronunciation Guide. Glossary. Select Bibliography. Index.

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