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Buddhist Thought By Paul Williams (University of Bristol, UK)

Buddhist Thought by Paul Williams (University of Bristol, UK)

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Summary

Guides the reader towards a richer understanding of the central concepts of classical Indian Buddhist thought and opens up the latest scholarly perspectives and controversies. Includes an up-to-date survey of Buddhist Tantra in India.

Buddhist Thought Summary

Buddhist Thought: A Complete Introduction to the Indian Tradition by Paul Williams (University of Bristol, UK)

Buddhist Thought guides the reader towards a richer understanding of the central concepts of classical Indian Buddhist thought, from the time of Buddha, to the latest scholarly perspectives and controversies. Abstract and complex ideas are made understandable by the authors' lucid style. Of particular interest is the up-to-date survey of Buddhist Tantra in India, a branch of Buddhism where strictly controlled sexual activity can play a part in the religious path. Williams' discussion of this controversial practice as well as of many other subjects makes Buddhist Thought crucial reading for all interested in Buddhism.

Buddhist Thought Reviews

'I would thoroughly recommend this book as an introduction for anyone trying to understand the rich variety of Buddhist thought on the fundamental question of existence.' - Denise Cush, Bath Spa University College

'Although aimed at students, the book is ideal for the general reader.' - Network

'The strength of the book is the clarity of its presentation and the quality and breadth of the scholarship behind it ... It will be stimulating reading to anyone a little bewildered by the wealth and variety of Buddhist texts and practices ... It deserves to enter many a reading list.' - Reviews in Religion and Theology

About Paul Williams (University of Bristol, UK)

Paul Williams is Professor of Indian and Tibetan Philosophy and Co-Director of the Centre for Buddhist Studies at the University of Bristol. His numerous publications include Mahayana Buddhism (Routledge, 1989).

Additional information

GOR001979447
9780415207010
0415207010
Buddhist Thought: A Complete Introduction to the Indian Tradition by Paul Williams (University of Bristol, UK)
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Taylor & Francis Ltd
2000-12-12
336
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This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us

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