Buddhism

Buddhism

by Keith Yandell, Harold Netland
     
 

ISBN-10: 0830838554

ISBN-13: 9780830838554

Pub. Date: 02/28/2012

Publisher: InterVarsity Press

The disproportionate influence of Buddhist thought and philosophy found in cultural circles such as education, entertainment and the media coupled with the dramatic recent surge of asian immigrants, many of whom are Buddhist, has brought Buddhism to the forefront of Western culture. And more and more of those who have become disenfranchised from Christian spirituality

Overview

The disproportionate influence of Buddhist thought and philosophy found in cultural circles such as education, entertainment and the media coupled with the dramatic recent surge of asian immigrants, many of whom are Buddhist, has brought Buddhism to the forefront of Western culture. And more and more of those who have become disenfranchised from Christian spirituality are embracing Buddhism as a replacement way of organizing their life.

In this clear and balanced introduction, Keith Yandell and Harold Netland set out to educate Christians about Buddhism, laying out the central metaphysical claims of this significant world religion, including a concluding chapter which offers an honest comparison with Christianity.

The authors acknowledge some overlap of belief while also noting the clear and significant differences between the two religions. As both religions affirm, these distinctions have enormous consequences for the spiritual well-being of adherents. This book guides any reader who wants to understand the central tenets and claims of Buddhism more deeply and how learn how it compares to Christian faith.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780830838554
Publisher:
InterVarsity Press
Publication date:
02/28/2012
Pages:
250
Sales rank:
609,801
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction
1 Early Buddhism
2 The Dharma Goes East
3 The Dharma Comes West
4 Aspects of Buddhist Doctrine
5 Some Buddhist Schools and Issues
6 The Dharma or the Gospel?
Bibliography
Index

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