Buddhism: A Very Short Introduction

Paperback | March 14, 2013

byDamien Keown

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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 hasdeveloped 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, andgender.

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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 hasdeveloped over the centuries, Keown consider...

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 ret...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:160 pages, 6.85 × 4.37 × 0.07 inPublished:March 14, 2013Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199663831

ISBN - 13:9780199663835

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List of illustrationsList of mapsAcknowledgementsNote on citations and pronunciation1. Buddhism and elephants2. The Buddha3. Karma and rebirth4. The Four Noble Truths5. The Mahayana6. The spread of Buddhism in Asia7. Meditation8. Ethics9. Buddhism in the WestTimelineFurther ReadingIndex

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