Buddhism : A Cultural Perspective

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This book begins with Buddhism's involvement in the culture and thought of India, and observes its moves into other-very different-contexts: China, Southeast Asia, Tibet, Japan, and even the West, to a limited extent. The book accepts the diversity within Buddhism, giving roughly equal treatment to its two major traditions-the Theravada and the Mahayana.show more

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  • Paperback | 160 pages
  • 153.4 x 227.6 x 7.6mm | 223.94g
  • Pearson Education (US)
  • Pearson
  • Englewood Cliffs, NJ, United States
  • English
  • Facsimile
  • Facsimile
  • 0130847240
  • 9780130847249

Table of contents

I. BUDDHISM AND CULTURE IN HISTORY. 1. Oerview: Bangkok and its Buddhas. 2. A History of Buddhism. 3. Difficult Places along the Middle Path: Dissent and Controversy. 4. Twenty-five Hundreds Years of Poetry. II. ANALYSIS OF THE BUDDHIST TRADITION: THE THREE TREASURES. 5. The Dharma: Doctrine and Philosophy. 6. The Buddha: Models and Rituals. 7. The Sangha: Community and Modernity. 8. Conclusion. Glossary. Bibliography. Index.show more

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