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    Encyclopedia of Buddhism (Encyclopedia of World Religions) (Hardback) By (author) Edward A. Irons

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    DescriptionFrom Buddhism in Afghanistan to Zen Buddhism, this book offers an in-depth overview of this fascinating religion.In approximately 700 A-to-Z entries, "Encyclopedia of Buddhism" provides easy access to the terms, concepts, personalities, historical events, institutions, and movements that helped shape the history of Buddhism and the way it is practiced today. Although the primary focus of the encyclopedia is clearly on Buddhism in all its forms, this easy-to-use resource also provides introductions to Daoism, Shinto, Confucianism, and other religious practices in East and Southeast Asia.The entries include: Anatman; Asoka; Bodhi tree; Buddhism in the United States; Pema Chodron; Christian-Buddhist relations; Dalai Lama; Daoism in China-Taiwan; Eightfold Path; Falun Gong; Feng shui; Hermann Hesse; Japan Buddhist Federation; Karma; Mandala; Nirvana; Questions of King Milinda; Schools of Chinese Buddhism; Stupa; Tea ceremony; Traditional Buddhist ethics; War and violence; and, Zen Buddhism.


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    Title
    Encyclopedia of Buddhism
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Edward A. Irons
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 634
    Width: 193 mm
    Height: 241 mm
    Thickness: 30 mm
    Weight: 1,270 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780816054596
    ISBN 10: 0816054592
    Classifications

    BIC subject category V2: GBC
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: REL
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T6.6
    B&T General Subject: 690
    B&T Merchandise Category: TXT
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    LC subject heading:
    B&T Modifier: Text Format: 42
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    BIC subject category V2: HRE
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 14100
    B&T Modifier: Continuations: 02
    Ingram Subject Code: RS
    Ingram Theme: RELI/BUDDHI
    Libri: I-RS
    BISAC V2.8: REL007000
    DC22: 294.3
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 35
    DC22: 294.303
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 46
    B&T Approval Code: A13322400
    BISAC V2.8: REL006670
    LC classification: BQ128 .I76 2008
    LC subject heading:
    Thema V1.0: GBC, QRF
    Illustrations note
    black-&-white photographs, index, bibliography
    Publisher
    Facts on File Inc
    Imprint name
    Facts on File Inc
    Publication date
    01 February 2008
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    Author Information
    Edward A. Irons is a consultant and director of the Institute for Culture, Commerce, and Religion - a research center considering cultural issues in China, particularly Hong Kong. He holds a Ph.D. from the Graduate Theological Union in Berkeley, California.