Introducing Buddhism has 34 ratings and 4 reviews. Joshua said: fantastic book on buddhism. covers history from before its inception to where its heading. LibraryThing Review. User Review – mwdefore – LibraryThing. Great Ebook! It answers many questions for the Western World. Read full review. Introducing Buddhism – By Charles S. Prebish and Damien Keown. Carl Olson. Allegheny College. Search for more papers by this author.

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Introducing Buddhism by Charles S. Prebish

Imtroducing accept our apologies for any inconvenience this may cause. South -East and East Asian traditions also get th As usual, I want to state that I am still very impressed with Routledge’s “World Religions” series, and this book just added to that. Introducing Buddhism is the ideal resource for all students beginning the study of this fascinating religious tradition.

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Author s Bio Charles S. I would recommend it as a good introduction for anyone interested in learning about Buddhism, though I would caution them about the Western Buddhism and the Engaged Buddhism selections, and to realize that both are a deviation from what came before and influenced by Western beliefs and conceptions especially Batchelor’s godless Buddhism, despite the Pure Land traditions, itroducing one’s faith in the Buddha, etc.

Offline Computer — Download Bookshelf software to your desktop so you can view your eBooks with or without Internet access. Rachel Thao Doan rated it liked it Jan 25, This book was very thorough, well written, and an approachable introduction to the religion. However, that section also contained a final chapter on Buddhist Studies in the West, buddihsm some of the early names as well as some of the issues that face Buddhist studies today, specifically mentioning things such as class, gender, and technology.


Jim Sherblom rated it really liked budxhism Nov 29, Prebish and Damien Keown, two of today s leading Buddhist scholars, devote a chapter each to the Introducing Buddhism is the ideal resource for all students beginning the study of this fascinating religious tradition. Andrew wellerritter rated it really liked it Jan 19, Includes extensive history and succinct explanation of Buddhist belief systems.

Introducing Buddhism

Shannon Cunningham rated it liked it Jan 28, We provide complimentary e-inspection copies of primary textbooks to instructors considering our books for course adoption.

This new edition includes more material on the different schools of Buddhism including explanations in graphic form, monastic life, popular religion, Buddhist ethics, ritual, the Bodhisattva Path, the Jatakas, the transmission of Buddhism, and class, gender and race.

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Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. In addition to this regional focus, the introduction takes contemporary concerns into account, covering important and relevant topics such as Engaged Buddhism, Buddhist Ethics and Buddhism and the Western World, as well as a chapter devoted to Meditation.

Nov 28, Davis rated it really liked it Shelves: Great book to learn about Buddhism for the first time!

Justin Reynolds rated it it was amazing Feb 12, Overall, the book was very informative, and, while I disagree with how the author’s presented certain chapters, I do recognize that they were necessary because of how prevalent Western Buddhism and Engaged Buddhism are when you search for Buddhism assuming you’re a Western reader, as I feel most will be.


Summary Introducing Buddhism is the prbish resource for all students beginning the study of this fascinating religion. Request an e-inspection copy. It discusses in particular The Buddha, the Dharma, and the Busdhism, as well as focusing a chapter on meditation in various traditions as well as on Mahyana Buddhism and one on Tibetan Buddhism especially.

Emilio rated it really liked bddhism Nov 23, Add to Wish List. It explains the religion s key introsucing and traces its historical development and geographical spread of from its foundations up to present day. Maycee Spence rated it really liked it Feb 25, Lists with This Book. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

CPD consists of any educational activity which helps to maintain and develop knowledge, problem-solving, and technical skills with the aim to provide better health care through higher standards. Introducing Buddhism also includes illustrations, lively quotations from original sources, learning goals, summary boxes, questions for discussion, and suggestions for further reading, to aid study and revision.

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