Buddhism

Buddhism

A Concise Introduction

Book - 2003
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Smith and Novak cover the essential teachings, practices, and historical development of Buddhism in all its rich variety. Beginning with the life and legend of the Buddha, Buddhism explores core Buddhist doctrines such as the Four Noble Truths, the Eightfold Path, nirvana, and emptiness. The authors go on to discuss the split between Theravada and Mahayana Buddhism, the continued divisions of Mahayana into Pure Land, Zen, and Tibetan Buddhism, and the confluence of Hinduism and Buddhism in India. The second half of the book follows the global migration of Buddhism and its continuing diversification and development in the West, especially in America.
Publisher: New York : HarperSanFrancisco, c2003
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780060506964
0060506962
9780060730673
0060730676
Branch Call Number: 294.3 SM
Characteristics: xiii, 242 p. ; 24 cm
Additional Contributors: Novak, Philip

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