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Title: BUDDHISM: A VERY SHORT INTRODUCTION
By: Damien Keown
Format: Paperback

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ISBN 10: 0199663831
ISBN 13: 9780199663835
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Publisher: OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS
Pub. date: 28 February, 2013
Edition: 2nd Revised edition
Series: Very Short Introductions
Pages: 184
Description: 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.
Synopsis: 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.
Illustrations: 16 black and white halftones and 3 maps
Publication: UK
Imprint: Oxford University Press
Returns: Returnable
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