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Foundations of Buddhism

Author: Rupert Gethin
Publisher: Oxford Oxford University Press 2014
Series: OPUS
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Buddhism is a vast and complex religious and philosophical tradition with a history that stretches over 2,500 years, and which is now followed by around 115 million people. In this introduction to the foundations of Buddhism, Rupert Gethin concentrates on the ideas and practices which constitute the common heritage of the different traditions of Buddhism (Thervada, Tibetan, and Eastern) which exist in the world  Read more...
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Material Type: Document
Document Type: Book, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Rupert Gethin
ISBN: 9780192892232 0192892231 9780191587894 0191587893
OCLC Number: 923535665
Description: 1 online resource (349 Seiten)
Series Title: OPUS

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Buddhism is a vast and complex religious and philosophical tradition with a history that stretches over 2,500 years, and which is now followed by around 115 million people. In this introduction to the foundations of Buddhism, Rupert Gethin concentrates on the ideas and practices which constitute the common heritage of the different traditions of Buddhism (Thervada, Tibetan, and Eastern) which exist in the world today. From the narrative of the story of the Buddha, throughdiscussions of aspects such as textual traditions, the framework of the Four Noble Truths, the interaction between the monas ...

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