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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 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.
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All the information you need in one place! Each Study Brief is a summary of one specific subject; facts, figures, and explanations to help you learn faster.
List price: $45.20
Copyright year: 1999
Publisher: Prentice Hall PTR
Publication date: 9/2/1998
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.25" long x 0.25" tall
|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|
|List of Festivals|
|Suggested Further Reading|