Asian Religions in Practice: An Introduction / Edition 1

Asian Religions in Practice: An Introduction / Edition 1

by Donald S. Lopez
ISBN-10:
0691005133
ISBN-13:
9780691005133
Pub. Date:
02/22/1999
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
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Asian Religions in Practice: An Introduction / Edition 1

Princeton Readings in Religions is a new series of anthologies on the religions of the world, representing the significant advances that have been made in the study of religions in the last thirty years. This volume brings together the introductions to the first five volumes of this acclaimed series: Religions of India in Practice (1995), Buddhism in Practice (1995), Religions of China in Practice (1996), Religions of Tibet in Practice (1997), and Religions of Japan in Practice (1999). The introductions to these volumes have been widely praised for their accessible, clear and concise overviews of the religions of Asia, providing both historical context and insightful analysis of Hinduism, Jainism, Sikhism, Islam, Buddhism, Confucianism, Taoism, Shinto, and Bon, as well as many local traditions. The authors of the chapters are leading scholars of Asian religions: Richard Davis (India), Stephen Teiser (China), George Tanabe (Japan), and Donald Lopez (Buddhism and Tibet). They bring together the best and most current research on their topics, while series editor Donald Lopez provides an introduction to the volume as a whole. In addition to providing a wealth of detail on the history, doctrine, and practice of the religions of Asia, the five chapters offer an opportunity for sustained discussions of the category of "religion."

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ISBN-13: 9780691005133
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Publication date: 02/22/1999
Series: Princeton Readings in Religions Series
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 240
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.60(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction 3

Religions of India in Practice 8

Buddhism in Practice 56

Religions of China in Practice 88

Religions of Tibet in Practice 123

Religions of Japan in Practice 154

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