The Buddhist World

The Buddhist World

by John Powers
English | 2016 | ISBN: 0415610443 | 701 Pages | PDF | 8 MB

The Buddhist World joins a series of books on the world's great religions and cultures, offering a lively and up-to-date survey of Buddhist studies for students and scholars alike. It explores regional varieties of Buddhism and core topics including buddha-nature, ritual, and pilgrimage. In addition to historical and geo-political views of Buddhism, the volume features thematic chapters on philosophical concepts such as ethics, as well as social constructs and categories such as community and family. The book also addresses lived Buddhism in its many forms, examining the ways in which modernity is reshaping traditional structures, ancient doctrines, and cosmological beliefs.

"In The Buddhist World, John Powers has brought together many of the world's best Buddhism scholars to create a volume that approaches the tradition from several key angles: historical, geographical, religious, philosophical, social, and biographical. The book as a whole is a landmark contribution, sure to be a source of information for general readers and an important research tool for scholars for many years to come." - Roger R. Jackson, Carleton College, USA

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