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Buddhism in America

Author: Richard Hughes Seager
Publisher: New York : Columbia University Press, ©2012.
Series: Columbia contemporary American religion series.
Edition/Format:   book_printbook : English : Rev. and expanded edView all editions and formats
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"This well-informed book provides a comprehensive survey of a variety of Buddhist traditions in the contemporary U.S. . . . [its] strength, apart from being a mine of information, is Seager's insistence on taking a historically informed and comparative perspective." - Religious Studies Review.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Richard Hughes Seager
ISBN: 9780231159722 0231159722 9780231159739 0231159730
OCLC Number: 753913907
Description: xviii, 362 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: Part one: Background. Introduction ; The American Buddhist landscape ; Very basic Buddhism ; Three vehicles ; The American setting --
Part two: Major traditions. Introduction ; 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 --
Part three: Selected issues. Introduction ; Gender equity ; Socially engaged Buddhism ; Intra-Buddhist and interreligious dialogue ; Making sense of Americanization ; Profiles.
Series Title: Columbia contemporary American religion series.
Responsibility: Richard Hughes Seager.

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"This well-informed book provides a comprehensive survey of a variety of Buddhist traditions in the contemporary U.S. . . . [its] strength, apart from being a mine of information, is Seager's insistence on taking a historically informed and comparative perspective." - Religious Studies Review.

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