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Buddhism in America

Author: Richard Hughes Seager
Publisher: New York : Columbia University Press, ©1999.
Series: Columbia contemporary American religion series.
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Offering a portrait of the communities, institutions, practices, and individuals that are integral to the contemporary Buddhist landscape, this text assesses American Buddhism as a whole and looks  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Richard Hughes Seager
ISBN: 0231108680 9780231108683 0231108699 9780231108690
OCLC Number: 40481142
Description: xviii, 314 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Contents: The American Buddhist landscape --
Very basic Buddhism --
Three vehicles --
The American setting --
Jodo Shinshu : America's old-line Buddhists --
Soka Gakkai and its Nichiren humanism --
Zen and its flagship institutions --
The Tibetan milieu --
The Theravada spectrum --
Other Pacific Rim migrations --
Gender equity --
Socially engaged Buddhism --
Intra-Buddhist and interreligious dialogue --
Making some sense of Americanization.
Series Title: Columbia contemporary American religion series.
Responsibility: Richard Hughes Seager.

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This book cries out for use as a textbook for classes on Buddhism in America. -- Franz Aubrey Metcalf The Journal of Religion This well-informed book provides a comprehensive survey of a variety of Read more...

 
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