Buddhist Thought: Complete Introduction to the Indian Tradition / Edition 1

Buddhist Thought: Complete Introduction to the Indian Tradition / Edition 1

by Paul Williams, Anthony Tribe, Alexander Wynne
     
 

ISBN-10: 0415207010

ISBN-13: 9780415207010

Pub. Date: 12/28/2000

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

Buddhist Thought guides the reader towards a richer understanding of the central concepts of classical Indian Buddhist thought, from the time of Buddha, to the latest scholarly perspectives and controversies. Abstract and complex ideas are made understandable by the authors' lucid style. Of particular interest is the up-to-date survey of Buddhist Tantra in

Overview

Buddhist Thought guides the reader towards a richer understanding of the central concepts of classical Indian Buddhist thought, from the time of Buddha, to the latest scholarly perspectives and controversies. Abstract and complex ideas are made understandable by the authors' lucid style. Of particular interest is the up-to-date survey of Buddhist Tantra in India, a branch of Buddhism where strictly controlled sexual activity can play a part in the religious path. Williams' discussion of this controversial practice as well as of many other subjects makes Buddhist Thought crucial reading for all interested in Buddhism.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415207010
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
12/28/2000
Pages:
336
Product dimensions:
5.00(w) x 7.70(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

Contents: Preface; Acknowledgements; 1. The Doctrinal Position of the Buddha in Context; 2. Mainstream Buddhism: The Basic Thought of the Buddha; 3. The Nature and Origins of Mahayana Buddhism; 4. The Classical Schools of Mainstream Buddhist Thought; 5. Mahayana Philosophy; 6. The Buddha in Mahayana Buddhism; 7. Mantranaya/Vajrayana - Tantric Buddhism in India; Bibliography of Works Cited; Primary Sources; Secondary Sources

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