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The A to Z of Buddhism / Edition 1

The A to Z of Buddhism / Edition 1

by Charles S. PrebishCharles S. Prebish


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With a history spanning more than two and a half millennia and over 300 million adherents worldwide, Buddhism is one of humankind's most interesting and populous religions. This book provides a comprehensive framework for understanding Buddhism as a historically compelling religion. Because the study of Buddhism is a difficult task, including so many varied cultures, this volume seeks to assist the reader by providing a carefully designed pronunciation guide to Buddhist canonical languages, an overview of the Buddhist scriptures preserved in Pali, Chinese, and Tibetan, a chronology of Buddhist history, a map of the Buddhist world, and an extensive introduction to the history, doctrine, and community life of the religion.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780810840690
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date: 07/26/2001
Series: A to Z Guide Series , #1
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 328
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.46(h) x 0.67(d)

About the Author

Charles S. Prebish, Associate Professor of Religious Studies, Pennsylvania State, has published seven books and several dozen articles in such journals as History of Religions, Journal of the American Oriental Society, and Journal of Asian Studies. A past officer of the International Association of Buddhist Studies, he held the Numata Chair in Buddhist Studies in 1993 at the University of Calgary.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Preface Chapter 2 Pronunciation Guide Chapter 3 The Buddhist Scriptures Chapter 4 Chronology Chapter 5 Map Chapter 6 Introduction Chapter 7 THE DICTIONARY Chapter 8 About the Author

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