Buddhism by Peter HarveyBuddhism by Peter Harvey


EditorPeter Harvey

Paperback | September 5, 2001

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This collection of essays examines ten core themes from a comparative perspective and thus provides an integrated introduction to the social and spiritual values at the centre of Buddhist thought. Following an introductory chapter, the themes covered are moral decision making, worship, myth and history, the role of women, attitudes to nature, sacred writings, beliefs about human nature, rites of passage, sacred place and the depiction of the divine. Each chapter concludes with a list of recommended further reading.
Peter Harvey is Professor of Buddhist Studies in the School of Humanities and Social Sciences at the University of Sunderland, UK. He is a co-founder of the UK Association of Buddhist Studies and is a Theravada Buddhist.
Title:BuddhismFormat:PaperbackDimensions:352 pages, 9.16 × 6.19 × 0.73 inPublished:September 5, 2001Publisher:BloomsburyLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0826453503

ISBN - 13:9780826453501


Table of Contents

Contents Introduction Peter Harvey 1. The Sacred Writings of Buddhism Ulrich Pagel 2. Buddhist Visions of the Human Predicament and its Resolution Peter Harvey 3. Portrayals of Ultimate Reality and of Holy and Divine Beings Peter Harvey 4. Devotional Practices Peter Harvey 5. Rites of Passage Christopher Lamb 6. Making Moral Decisions Stuart McFarlane 7. Women in Buddhism Rita M. Gross 8. Attitudes to Nature Ian Harris 9. Cosmology, Myth and Symbolism Christopher Lamb 10. Sacred Space Martin Boord