9780071602532

Teach Yourself Buddhism

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  • ISBN13:

    9780071602532

  • ISBN10:

    0071602534

  • Edition: 4th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2008-10-21
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill
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Summary

Discover Buddhism and its role in our worldCovering all aspects of this fascinating religion from the life of the Buddha and his teaching to the different Buddhist schools and the practicalities of pursuing a Buddhist way of life,Teach Yourself Buddhismis a comprehensive and informative guide. It explores the diversity of Buddhism and how it has adapted to its growing global presence and new cultural environments as well as the relevance of Buddhist teachings in our world today. This fully updated new edition also considers what is undoubtedly the greatest challenge facing the faith--how Buddhism is to be transmitted to a new generation.

Author Biography

Clive Erricker is a visiting research fellow at the University of Winchester and the Hampshire County Inspector for Religious Education. A specialist in world religions, especially Buddhism, Clive has been teaching religious studies for more than 30 years.

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Table of Contents

Introduction
Buddhists and Buddhism
The life of the Buddha
The Buddha's teaching
Buddhist scriptures and schools
Meditation and devotion
Ethical conduct
Moral issues
The social order
Festivals and ceremonies
Buddhism today: East and West
Transition, adaptation and influence: prospects for Buddhism in the twenty-first century Taking it further
Glossary
Index
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