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Buddhism: A Very Short Introduction Damien Keown (Emeritus Professor of Buddhist Ethics, Goldsmith's College, London)

Buddhism: A Very Short Introduction By Damien Keown (Emeritus Professor of Buddhist Ethics, Goldsmith's College, London)

Buddhism: A Very Short Introduction by Damien Keown (Emeritus Professor of Buddhist Ethics, Goldsmith's College, London)


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In the new edition of this lively and accessible Very Short Introduction to Buddhism, Damien Keown looks at all the distinctive features of the major world faith; examining the development of Buddhist thought over the centuries, its impact on daily life in contemporary society, and the spread of Buddhism throughout the world.

Buddhism: A Very Short Introduction Summary

Buddhism: A Very Short Introduction by Damien Keown (Emeritus Professor of Buddhist Ethics, Goldsmith's College, London)

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.

Buddhism: A Very Short Introduction Reviews

Keown's skill in explaining complex ideas and the book's clarity of structure and style ensure that it will retain the respect of scholars and students. In short, the book is a very worthwhile read. * Naomi Appleton, The Expository Times *

About Damien Keown (Emeritus Professor of Buddhist Ethics, Goldsmith's College, London)

Damien Keown is Emeritus Professor of Buddhist Ethics at Goldsmiths College, London. He is Founding co-editor of the Journal of Buddhist Ethics and a Fellow of the Royal Asiatic Society. He is also the author of Buddhist Ethics: A Very Short Introduction (2005) and co-editor of Encyclopaedia of Buddhism (Routledge, 2007). He is now retired.

Table of 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

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GOR006009516
9780199663835
0199663831
Buddhism: A Very Short Introduction by Damien Keown (Emeritus Professor of Buddhist Ethics, Goldsmith's College, London)
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Oxford University Press
2013-02-28
184
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