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˜Theœ scientific Buddha his short and happy life

Author: Donald S Lopez
Publisher: New Haven Yale University Pr. 2013
Series: Terry lectures
Edition/Format:   Print book : Document   Computer File : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book tells the story of the Scientific Buddha, "born" in Europe in the 1800s but commonly confused with the Buddha born in India 2,500 years ago. The Scientific Buddha was sent into battle against Christian missionaries, who were proclaiming across Asia that Buddhism was a form of superstition. He proved the missionaries wrong, teaching a dharma that was in harmony with modern science. And his influence  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Online-Publikation
Material Type: Document
Document Type: Book, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Donald S Lopez
OCLC Number: 883823108
Reproduction Notes: New York, NY JSTOR Online-Ressource ISBN (falsch) 9780300159134 (electronic bk.) ISBN (falsch) 0300159137 (electronic bk.) [Online-Ausg.]
Description: 1 online resource.
Series Title: Terry lectures
Responsibility: Donald S. Lopez, Jr

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"This edifying and often witty book is not only about busting myths. It also ventures what Buddhism - now purged of the apocryphal "scientific Buddha" - might indeed teach the world today about Read more...

 
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