Awakening : An Introduction to the History of Eastern Thought

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For introductory courses in Asian Philosophy and Asian Religions, and a supplement for courses in World Religions, Comparative Religions, Comparative Philosophy, and Asian History.This text provides the historical development of the major Eastern traditions of religious and philosophical thought. The text is chronological and is filled with anecdotes, analogies, definitions, comparisons, and supporting quotes from primary and secondary more

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  • Paperback | 422 pages
  • 178.8 x 233.2 x 20.8mm | 625.97g
  • Pearson Education (US)
  • Pearson
  • United States
  • English
  • Revised
  • 2nd edition
  • 0130989088
  • 9780130989086

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"Awakening is a work of great merit. The author is to be complimented for his lucid and engaging style, as also for the many anecdotes, analogies, and excerpts from original sources, all of which have made complex thoughts easy to understand. Serious readers will find enough to ponder that the twins of East and West don't only meet, but act and five together." - Hari N. Verna, India Post"Awakening is just what an introductory text in Asian philosophy needs to be: concise yet thorough, factual yet inspirational, clear yet profound. Bresnan's prose draws readers into a process that artfully combines two seemingly disparate aims: a comprehensive understanding of the historical development of Asian philosophy and the here and now nature of its deeply personal relevance." - Peter Bolland, Southwestern College"Overall, a first-rate text, perfectly targeted to college students." - Maxine Freed, Monterey Peninsula Collegeshow more

Table of contents

I. HINDUISM. 1. India Before the Vedas. 2. The Vedas. 3. The Upanishads. 4. The Bhagavad Gita. 5. An Overview of India. II. NON-BUDDHIST SYSTEMS OF CHINA AND JAPAN. 6. Confucius and Confucianism. 7. Daoism. 8. Shinto. III. BUDDHISM. 9. The Life of Buddha. 10. The Basic Teaching of Buddha. 11. Theravada Buddhism. 12. Mahayana Buddhism. 13. Buddhism in Tibet. 14. Early Buddhism in China. 15. Chan: The Origins of Zen Buddhism in China. 16. Zen in Japan. more

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