Buddhism in America

Buddhism in America

by Richard Hughes Seager

Hardcover(revised and expanded edition)

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780231159722
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Publication date: 07/03/2012
Series: Columbia Contemporary American Religion Series
Edition description: revised and expanded edition
Pages: 384
Product dimensions: 6.30(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.00(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Richard Hughes Seager is professor of religious studies at Hamilton College and the author of Encountering the Dharma; The World's Parliament of Religions: The East-West Encounter, Chicago, 1893; and Dawn of Religious Pluralism: Voices from the World's Parliament of Religions.

Table of Contents

One: Background
1. The American Buddhist Landscape
2. Very Basic Buddhism
3. The Three Vehicles
4. The American Setting
Two: Major Traditions
5. Jodo Shinshu: America's Old-Line Buddhists
6. Soka Gakkai and Its Nichiren Humanism
7. Zen and Its Flagship Institutions
8. The Tibetan Milieu
9. The Theravada Spectrum
10. Other Pacific Rim Migrations
Three: Selected Issues
11. Gender Equity
12. Socially Engaged Buddhism
13. Intra-Buddhist and Interreligious Dialogue
14. Making Some Sense of Americanization

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Stephen Prothero

The first comprehensive treatment of Buddhism in America to take seriously the experiences of immigrants, Buddhism in America is a fascinating road map to the contemporary Buddhist landscape, with Seager as the expert guide.

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