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    DescriptionThis book serves as an accessible and reliable survey for students wishing to gain familiarity with the basic ideas of Buddhist philosophical and religious thought, and with some of the recent research in the field. It guides readers towards a richer understanding of the central concepts of classical Indian Buddhist thought, from the time of Buddha to the latest scholarly perspectives and controversies. Abstract and complex ideas are made understandable by the authors' clear and engaging style. The second edition has been fully revised in light of new scholarship, in particular on Mahayana Buddhism and Tantric Buddhism, an often neglected and inadequately understood topic. As well as a detailed bibliography this authoritative resource now includes recommended further reading, study questions, a pronunciation guide and extensive glossary of terms, all aimed at helping students to develop their knowledge and appreciation of Buddhist thought.


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    Title
    Buddhist Thought
    Subtitle
    A Complete Introduction to the Indian Tradition
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Paul Williams, By (author) Anthony J. Tribe, By (author) Alexander Wynne
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 288
    Width: 156 mm
    Height: 232 mm
    Thickness: 22 mm
    Weight: 440 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780415571791
    ISBN 10: 0415571790
    Classifications

    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: REL
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1FKA
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T6.6
    B&T Merchandise Category: REL
    B&T General Subject: 690
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 08
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 01
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    BIC subject category V2: HRE
    Ingram Subject Code: RS
    Ingram Theme: RELI/BUDDHI
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15470
    BISAC V2.8: REL007000
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 35
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 62
    DC22: 294.342
    B&T Approval Code: A13322400
    DC22: 294.3/42, 294.30954
    LC subject heading: ,
    LC classification: BQ286 .W55 2012
    Thema V1.0: QRF
    Edition
    2, Revised
    Edition statement
    2nd Revised edition
    Illustrations note
    1 black & white tables, 1 black & white line drawings
    Publisher
    Taylor & Francis Ltd
    Imprint name
    ROUTLEDGE
    Publication date
    17 January 2012
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    Paul Williams is Emeritus Professor of Indian and Tibetan Philosophy at the University of Bristol, UK. His books include Mahayana Buddhism: The Doctrinal Foundations (second edition, Routledge). Anthony Tribe is a specialist in Indian Tantric Buddhism and formerly taught in the Asian Studies Program at the University of Montana, USA. Alexander Wynne is Assistant to the Co-Director of the Dhammachai Tipitaka Project at Wat Phra Dhammakaya, Thailand.
    Review quote
    "I know of no more lucid expositor of Indian or Buddhist philosophy ... Though there is no shortage of introductions to Buddhism on the market, I found this one compelling reading ... I shall recommend this lively and authoritative volume to all my students."- Richard Gombrich, University of Oxford, UK
    Table of contents
    1. The Doctrinal Position of the Buddha in Context 2. Mainstream Buddhism: The Basic Thought of the Buddha 3. The Nature and Origins of Mahayana Buddhism 4. Some Schools of Mainstream Buddhist Thought 5. Mahayana Philosophy 6. The Buddha in Mahayana Buddhist 7. Mantranaya/ Vajrayana - Tantric Buddhism in India