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- Oxford University Press 2000; US$ 9.99 US$ 8.59
This "Very Short Introduction" introduces the reader to the teachings of the Buddha and to the integration of Buddhism into daily life. It explores the distinctive features of Buddhism; how Buddhist thought has developed over the centuries; and how dilemmas can be faced from a Buddhist perspective. more...
- Taylor and Francis 2006; US$ 54.95
Buddhist Studies from India to America covers four important areas of Buddhist Studies: Vinaya Studies and Ethics, the history of Buddhist schools, Western Buddhism, and Inter-religious dialogue. These are the main areas which Charles S. Prebish has either inaugurated or helped to define; and his academic career as a leading, international scholar,... more...
- OUP Oxford 2004; US$ 10.99 US$ 9.45
This broad-ranging and authoritative illustrated dictionary provides over 2,000 clear and concise definitions of every aspect of Buddhism; including coverage of not only historical but also contemporary issues such as human rights, and the role of women. From religious ceremonies to iconography, this dictionary will provide an invaluable reference... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 58.95
This innovative volume brings together the views of leading scholars on a range of controversial subjects including human rights, animal rights, ecology, abortion, euthanasia, and contemporary business practice. more...
- OUP Oxford 2013; US$ 7.99 US$ 6.87
In the new edition of this lively and accessible Very Short Introduction to Buddhism, Damien Keown looks at all the distinctive features of the major world faith; examining the development of Buddhist thought over the centuries, its impact on daily life in contemporary society, and the spread of Buddhism throughout the world. more...
- OUP Oxford 2005; US$ 7.99 US$ 6.87
Recent interest in Buddhist thought has grown dramatically, and with it the desire to understand where Buddhism stands on a range of contemporary ethical questions, which have not been traditionally addressed. In this engrossing and lucid VSI, seen as a companion to the VSI to Buddhism, Damien Keown examines issues including animal rights, the environment,... more...
- I.B.Tauris 2006; US$ 14.95
It is often alleged that religion is a major cause of war and dissent. History is littered with the wreckage of religious conflict, from the crusades onwards, and it is frequently maintained that it is religion which is the tinderbox that ignites so many regional disputes - from Bosnia's ethnic cleansing to the ongoing conflict in Iraq. If religion... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 69.95
Reflects the current state of scholarship in Buddhist Studies, its entries being written by specialists in many areas, presenting an accurate overview of Buddhist history, thought and practices, most entries having cross-referencing to others and bibliographical references. Contain around 1000 pages and 500,000 words, totalling around 1200 entries. more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 65.95
Action Dharma charts the emergence of a new chapter in an ancient faith - the rise of social service and political activism in Buddhist Asia and the West. Fourteen new essays treat the historical origins, global range, teachings and practices, and leaders and organizations that make up the latest turning of the Dharma. Environmentalism and peace... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 49.95
It is difficult to think of a more urgent question for Buddhism in the late twentieth century than human rights. The political, ethical and philosophical questions surrounding human rights are debated vigorously in political and intellectual circles throughout the world and now in this volume. more...