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- Middleway Press 2012; US$ 11.99
Beginning with the events immediately following the dark days after the death of Shakyamuni and continuing over a period of 1,000 years, this dynamic tome covers a vast and complex series of events and developments in the history of Buddhism. Through a thorough examination of its early development in India, a new light is cast on little-known aspects... more...
- Rutgers University Press 2005; US$ 25.95
For centuries, Buddhist teachers and laypeople have used stories, symbols, cultural metaphors, and anecdotes to teach and express their religious views. In this introductory textbook, Carl Olson draws on these narrative traditions to detail the development of Buddhism from the life of the historical Buddha to the present. By organizing... more...
- Tuttle Publishing 2012; US$ 9.99
This title was originally published in print form by Tuttle Publishing in 1976. This book, as the author explains in his preface, does not attempt to give an exposition of any particular thought from the authoritative point of view. It is rather, a collection of essays on Buddhism as understood by a Japanese student who sets out on a journey in search... more...
- John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. 2009; US$ 93.95
An ideal introduction to Buddhism for anyone who has unanswered questions about one of the world's largest and most popular religions. A fascinating, short book that challenges us to strip away existing preconceptions we may have about Buddhism Considers questions such as: Can we talk of Buddhism as a unified religion or are there many Buddhisms?... more...
- University of Chicago Press 2009; US$ 25.00
Over the past century, Buddhism has come to be seen as a world religion, exceeding Christianity in longevity and, according to many, philosophical wisdom. Buddhism has also increasingly been described as strongly ethical, devoted to nonviolence, and dedicated to bringing an end to human suffering. And because it places such a strong emphasis on rational... more...
- ABC-CLIO 2010; US$ 45.00
Buddhism is one of the world's most powerful religious traditions. It is now the third-most-practiced religion in the United States, with about 2.4 million adherents. What is it about this faith that appeals to so many raised in other traditions? Can it really, as this author claims, reveal the sound of one hand clapping? more...
- John Hunt Publishing 2011; US$ 9.99
A Cup of Buddha: reflections on truth discusses how to take the journey toward inner peace, toward truth in entertaining, simple language beyond the abstract and mystical concepts typically found in eastern philosophy books. The book applies eastern philosophy to western living utilizing pop culture and music metaphors to explore dense topics in an... more...
- John Hunt Publishing 2010; US$ 9.99
It is possible to be a Christian Buddhist in the context of a universal belief that sits fairly lightly on both traditions. Ross Thompson takes especially seriously the aspects of each faith that seem incompatible with the other, no God and no soul in Buddhism, for example, and the need for grace and the historical atonement on the cross in Christianity.... more...