What Catholics Should Know about Buddhism

What Catholics Should Know about Buddhism

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Even with today's cultural diversity, many Catholics are still not fully acquainted with the centuries-old Buddhist legacy of belief and practice. Some Catholics know only the distorted image of Buddhism found in outdated Western scholarship: the portrayal of Buddhism as a nihilistic religion in which traditional values and beliefs are unfounded and existence is senseless. On the contrary, Buddhism is a religion with a long and honorable history. Peter Huff's brief overview brings forward the values of Buddhism, which have profoundly shaped the cultures of South and East Asia. The pamphlet includes the evolution of Buddhism, major figures and pioneers, and resources for study. Pamphlet
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  • Paperback | 24 pages
  • 109.22 x 149.86 x 5.08mm | 45.36g
  • Liguori, United States
  • English
  • 0764817574
  • 9780764817571

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In a time of greater cultural interaction, Catholics are encouraged to understand the other great world religions, their beliefs and practices. Buddhism's evolution began with the experiences of one man in India about 500 years before the time of Christ. His life, marked first by intense anxiety and later by disinterested service, represents for Buddhists not only the historically specific beginning point of their tradition but also a timeless model of what all people can experience when they search for and discover the truth about themselves.
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