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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
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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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