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    Encyclopedia of Buddhism (Encyclopedia of World Religions) (Paperback) 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: Paperback
    Number of pages: 672
    Width: 191 mm
    Height: 235 mm
    Thickness: 33 mm
    Weight: 1,089 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780816077441
    ISBN 10: 0816077444
    Classifications

    BIC subject category V2: GBC
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: REL
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T6.6
    B&T Merchandise Category: REL
    B&T General Subject: 690
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    LC subject heading:
    B&T Modifier: Text Format: 42
    BIC subject category V2: HRE
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 24100
    Ingram Subject Code: RS
    Libri: I-RS
    BISAC V2.8: REL007000
    DC22: 294.303
    B&T Approval Code: A13322400
    LC subject heading:
    LC classification: BQ128 .I76 2008B
    Thema V1.0: GBC, QRF
    Illustrations note
    approximately 60 black-&-white photographs, 4 maps, index, bibliography, cross-references, chronology
    Publisher
    Facts on File Inc
    Imprint name
    CHECKMARK BOOKS
    Publication date
    15 December 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.