Buddhism: A Cultural Perspective / Edition 1

Buddhism: A Cultural Perspective / Edition 1

by William R. La Fleur
     
 

ISBN-10: 0130847240

ISBN-13: 9780130847249

Pub. Date: 03/02/1988

Publisher: Pearson

This book begins with Buddhism's involvement in the culture and thought of India, and observes its moves into other, very different contexts: China, Southeast Asia, Tibet, Japan, and even the West, to a limited extent. The book accepts the diversity within Buddhism, giving roughly equal treatment to its two major traditions -- the Theravada and the

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This book begins with Buddhism's involvement in the culture and thought of India, and observes its moves into other, very different contexts: China, Southeast Asia, Tibet, Japan, and even the West, to a limited extent. The book accepts the diversity within Buddhism, giving roughly equal treatment to its two major traditions -- the Theravada and the Mahayana. KEY TOPICS: Probes the philosophy and religion of Buddhism and how they relate to cultural traditions.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780130847249
Publisher:
Pearson
Publication date:
03/02/1988
Series:
Prentice Hall Series in World Religions
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
160
Sales rank:
490,464
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.60(d)

Table of Contents

I. BUDDHISM AND CULTURE IN HISTORY.

1. Oerview: Bangkok and its Buddhas.

2. A History of Buddhism.

3. Difficult Places along the Middle Path: Dissent and Controversy.

4. Twenty-five Hundreds Years of Poetry.

II. ANALYSIS OF THE BUDDHIST TRADITION: THE THREE TREASURES.

5. The Dharma: Doctrine and Philosophy.

6. The Buddha: Models and Rituals.

7. The Sangha: Community and Modernity.

8. Conclusion.

Glossary.

Bibliography.

Index.

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