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Buddhism

Author: Bradley K Hawkins
Publisher: Upper Saddle River, N.J. : Prentice Hall, ©1999.
Series: Religions of the world (Upper Saddle River, N.J.)
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A concise and readable survey of the history of Buddhism, from its roots in India to its spread across South and East Asia and its present-day manifestation in Europe and America. Focusing particularly on the modern period, it provides a valuable introduction to the different paths of Buddhism -- the beliefs and practices -- and looks at the ways in which this religion is meeting the challenges of the modern world.
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Bradley K Hawkins
ISBN: 0135766044 9780135766040 9786610108930 6610108935
OCLC Number: 40730949
Language Note: English.
Description: 128 pages : illustrations, map ; 21 cm.
Contents: Three Vignettes: Theravada: The Way of Discipline; Zen: The Way of Meditation; Vajrayana: The Way of Ritual --
The Roots of Buddhism --
The Early Historical Development of Buddhism --
Modern Buddhism: Many Paths, One Goal --
Buddhism and the Challenge of the Modern World --
Buddhism in the Twenty-First Century: Old Wine in New Bottles.
Series Title: Religions of the world (Upper Saddle River, N.J.)
Responsibility: Bradley K. Hawkins.

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A concise and readable survey of the history of Buddhism, from its roots in India to its spread across South and East Asia and its present-day manifestation in Europe and America. Focusing particularly on the modern period, it provides a valuable introduction to the different paths of Buddhism -- the beliefs and practices -- and looks at the ways in which this religion is meeting the challenges of the modern world.

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