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Buddhism

ISBN-10: 0135766044
ISBN-13: 9780135766040
Edition: 1999
List price: $45.20
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Description: Appropriate for courses in Introduction to Religion, Comparative Religion, Buddhism, or Religions of the World. This series provides succinct and balanced overviews of the religions of the world. Written in an accessible and informative style, and  More...

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Book details

List price: $45.20
Copyright year: 1999
Publisher: Prentice Hall PTR
Publication date: 9/2/1998
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 128
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.25" long x 0.25" tall
Weight: 0.594
Language: English

Appropriate for courses in Introduction to Religion, Comparative Religion, Buddhism, or Religions of the World. This series provides succinct and balanced overviews of the religions of the world. Written in an accessible and informative style, and assuming little or no prior knowledge on the part of the reader, each book gives a basic introduction to the faithits history, beliefs, and practicesand emphasizes modern developments and the role and impact of the religion in today's world. Buddhism is a concise and readable survey of the history of Buddhism from its roots in India to its spread across South and East Asia and its present day manifestation in Europe and America. Focusing particularly on the modern period, it provides a valuable introduction to the different paths of Buddhismthe beliefs and practicesand looks at the ways in which this religion is meeting the challenges of the modern world.

Foreword
Preface
Chronology of Buddhism
Introduction: Three Vignettes
The Roots of Buddhism
The Early Historical Development of Buddhism
Modern Buddhism: Many Paths, One Goal
Buddhism and the Challenge of the Modern World
Buddhism in the Twenty-First Century: Old Wine in New Bottles
Glossary
Pronunciation Guide
List of Festivals
Suggested Further Reading
Index

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