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Teaching Buddhism new insights on understanding and presenting the traditions

Author: Todd Lewis; Gary Delaney DeAngelis
Publisher: New York Oxford University Press [2017]
Series: Teaching religious studies
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats

This volume explores the ways that leading scholars of Buddhism are updating, revising, and correcting widely accepted understandings of, and instruction on Buddhist traditions. Each essay presents  Read more...


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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Todd Lewis; Gary Delaney DeAngelis
ISBN: 9780199373093 0199373094 9780199373109 0199373108 9780190629151 0190629150 9780199373093
OCLC Number: 1008887055
Description: xxviii, 400 Seiten 24 cm
Contents: Acknowledgments Editors' PrefaceIntroduction: Tensions in the Field of Religious and Buddhist Studies - John StrongNote on Transliteration of Asian LanguagesList of ContributorsPart 1: Updating Perennial Course Subjects1) Teaching Buddhism as Philosophy - Mark Siderits2) Teaching Nagarjuna - Roger R. Jackson3) Teaching Yogacara Buddhism Using Cognitive Science - William S. Waldron4) Teaching Tantric Buddhism in an Undergraduate Classroom Context - David B. Gray5) Rethinking the Teaching of Zen Buddhism - Steven HeinePart 2: Reimagining the Content of "Buddhism"6) In Defense of the Dharma: Buddhists and Politics - Thomas Borchert and Ian Harris7) Conveying Buddhist Tradition through its Rituals - Todd LewisPart 3: Issues in Teaching, Practice, and Connecting Students with the Tradition8) Teaching Buddhism in the Western Academy - Jan Willis9) Teaching Buddhist History to Buddhist Practitioners - Rita M. Gross10) Deconstructing Identity Categories and Cultivating Appreciation for Diversity: Teaching Buddhism and Feminism - Hsiao-Lan Hu11) Teaching Buddhism in the World Religions Course - Challenges and Promise - Gary DeAngelisPart 4: Buddhism and the American Context12) When The Iron Bird Flies: Seeking Western Buddhism in the Classroom - Charles Prebish13) Conveying Buddhism in the Classroom: Working with Assumptions on Family and Children - Vanessa R. Sasson14) Teaching Engaged Buddhism in Uncertain Times - Christopher QueenPart 5: Buddhism in New Academic Fields15) History of Buddhist-Christian Dialogue - Paul O. Ingram16) Teaching Buddhist Bioethics - Damien Keown17) Buddhist Environmentalism - Leslie E. Sponsel and Poranee Natadecha-Sponsel18) Buddhism and Economic Development - Laszlo Zsolnai19) "We Can Do No Less:" Buddhism and Social Justice - Anna BrownIndex
Series Title: Teaching religious studies
Responsibility: edited by Todd Lewis, Gary DeAngelis


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