An Introduction to Buddhism: Teachings, History and Practices (Introduction to Religion)

An Introduction to Buddhism: Teachings, History and Practices (Introduction to Religion)

Peter Harvey


during this re-creation of the best-selling creation to Buddhism, Peter Harvey offers a entire advent to the advance of the Buddhist culture in either Asia and the West. widely revised and completely up to date, this new version attracts on fresh scholarship within the box, exploring the tensions and continuities among different sorts of Buddhism. Harvey evaluations and corrects a few universal misconceptions and mistranslations, and discusses key recommendations that experience frequently been over-simplified and over-generalised. the amount contains unique references to scriptures and secondary literature, an up to date bibliography, and a bit on net assets. key words are given in Pali and Sanskrit, and Tibetan phrases are transliterated within the most simply pronounceable shape, making this can be a actually obtainable account. this is often an excellent coursebook for college kids of faith, Asian philosophy and Asian experiences, and is usually an invaluable reference for readers short of an outline of Buddhism and its ideals.

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