9780813535623

The Different Paths Of Buddhism: A Narrative-historical Introduction

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  • ISBN13:

    9780813535623

  • ISBN10:

    081353562X

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2005-02-25
  • Publisher: Rutgers Univ Pr

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Author Biography

Carl Olson has taught at Allegheny College since 1981.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments ix
PART ONE Origins and Historical Development
1 Crows and Monks: Introduction
1(20)
2 The Elephant and the Buddha
21(24)
PART TWO Theravada Philosophy and Practice
3 The Narrative Path of the Buddha
45(23)
4 Ethical and Political Implications of Buddhist Narratives
68(20)
5 The Tale of Beggars and Donors
88(22)
6 The Feminine Narrative in Buddhism
110(13)
7 Stories from Buddhist Villages
123(20)
PART THREE Major Mahayana Movements and Schools
8 The Bodhisattva's Path to Perfection
143(20)
9 Secret Narratives: Philosophies of Emptiness
163(21)
10 Devotional Voices of the Pure Land
184(17)
11 Tales of Lamas: Tibetan Buddhism
201(24)
12 The No-Narrative of Seated Meditation: Zen
225(20)
13 New Narratives: Recent Paths of Reform and Revival
245(12)
Chronology 257(4)
Abbreviations 261(2)
Notes 263(22)
Index 285

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