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From stone to flesh : a short history of the Buddha

Author: Donald S Lopez, Jr.
Publisher: Chicago : The University of Chicago Press, [2013] ©2013
Series: Buddhism and modernity.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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We have come to admire Buddhism for being profound but accessible, as much a lifestyle as a religion. The credit for creating Buddhism goes to the Buddha, a figure widely respected across the Western world for his philosophical insight, his teachings of nonviolence, and his practice of meditation. But who was this Buddha, and how did he become the Buddha we know and love today? The author, a historian of Buddhism  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Nonfiction
Named Person: Gautama Buddha.; Gautama Buddha; Gautama Buddha; Gautama Buddha.
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Donald S Lopez, Jr.
ISBN: 9780226493206 0226493202
OCLC Number: 805701766
Description: 289 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: The idol --
The myth --
The man --
The text --
Conclusion: the aftermath.
Series Title: Buddhism and modernity.
Responsibility: Donald S. Lopez Jr.

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The credit for creating Buddhism goes to the Buddha. But who was this Buddha, and how did he become the Buddha we know and love today? This book follows the twists and turns of Eastern and Western  Read more...

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"Donald S. Lopez Jr. has written the most gripping intellectual detective story I have read in years. Was the Buddha a man or a god? Europeans starting with Marco Polo could only wonder at first. His Read more...

 
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