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Title: Introducing Buddhism
Author: Prebish, Charles
Additional Authors or Contributors: Damien Keown
Publisher: Routledge/Taylor & Francis; Publication Date: 2006
Paperback; ISBN: 9780415392358
Volumes: 1; Pages: 320
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Introducing Buddhism is the ideal resource for all students beginning the study of this fascinating religion. Damien Keown and Charles S. Prebish, two of today's leading Buddhist scholars, explain the key teachings of Buddhism, and trace the historical development and spread of the religion from its beginnings down to the present day. A chapter is devoted to each of the major regions where Buddhism has flourished: India, South East Asia, East Asia and Tibet. In addition to this regional focus, the introduction takes contemporary concerns into account, covering important and relevant topics such as Engaged Buddhism, Buddhist Ethics and Buddhism and the Western World, as well as a chapter devoted to Meditation.
Introducing Buddhism also includes illustrations, lively quotations from original sources, learning goals, summary boxes, questions for discussion, and suggestions for further reading, to aid study and revision.
Table of Contents
Acknowledgements Chronology of Buddhist History The Buddhist Scriptures Pronunciation Guide Introduction: The Background to Buddhism Part 1: Foundations Karma and Cosmology The Buddha The Dharma The Sangha Meditation Part 2: Development Mahayana Buddhism Buddhism in India Buddhism in Southeast Asia Buddhism in East Asia Buddhism in Tibet Part 3: Modernity Buddhism in the Western World Engaged Buddhism Buddhist Ethics Reflections on the Nature and Study of Buddhism