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Buddhism: A Very Short Introduction
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BUDDHISM: A VERY SHORT INTRODUCTION

PAPERBACK BY KEOWN, DAMIEN (EMERITUS PROFESSOR OF BUDDHIST ETHICS, GOLDSMITH'S COLLEGE, LONDON)

£7.99

ISBN
9780199663835
IMPRINT
OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS
 
 
EDITION
2ND REVISED EDITION
PUBLISHER
OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS
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FORMAT
PAPERBACK
PAGES
184 pages
PUBLICATION DATE
28 FEB 2013

DESCRIPTION

Buddhism: A Very Short Introduction introduces the reader to the teachings of the Buddha and to the workings of Buddhism in daily life. Damien Keown looks at the distinctive features of Buddhism, examining who the Buddha was and what his teachings were. By considering how Buddhist thought has developed over the centuries, Keown considers how contemporary dilemmas can be faced from a Buddhist perspective. In this new edition Keown provides new perspectives on Buddhist thought, including up-to-date material about the evolution of Buddhism throughout Asia, the material culture of Buddhism and its importance, new teachings on the ethics of war and peace, and changes to ethnicity, class, and gender. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.

CONTENTS

List of illustrations ; List of maps ; Acknowledgements ; Note on citations and pronunciation ; 1. Buddhism and elephants ; 2. The Buddha ; 3. Karma and rebirth ; 4. The Four Noble Truths ; 5. The Mahayana ; 6. The spread of Buddhism in Asia ; 7. Meditation ; 8. Ethics ; 9. Buddhism in the West ; Timeline ; Further Reading ; Index