Introducing Buddhism has 34 ratings and 4 reviews. Joshua said: fantastic book on buddhism. covers history from before its inception to where its heading. LibraryThing Review. User Review – mwdefore – LibraryThing. Great Ebook! It answers many questions for the Western World. Read full review. Introducing Buddhism – By Charles S. Prebish and Damien Keown. Carl Olson. Allegheny College. Search for more papers by this author.

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Introducing Buddhism

Author s Bio Charles S. The country you have selected will result in the following: Apr 30, Sarah Hayes rated it really liked it.

No trivia or quizzes yet. Includes extensive history and succinct explanation of Buddhist belief systems.

South -East and East Asian traditions also get their own chapters. Rachel Thao Doan rated it liked it Jan 25, Request an e-inspection copy. Buddhists can also belong to multiple “schools” unlike many other religions. They also didn’t really showcase the differences between the type of Ijtroducing generally found in the West Think “Buddhism is a philosophy, not a religion” and other introduding false statements that are more influenced by Western Romanticism.

The book starts with the development of Buddhism in India, then talks about the development in other countries.

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Andrew wellerritter rated it really liked it Jan 19, Add to Wish List. Lots of cosmology and ecology beliefs that I identified with too. Exclusive web offer for individuals. Thanks for telling us about the problem. Please accept our apologies for any inconvenience this may cause.


Kylie rated it liked introducinf Jul 17, It discusses in particular The Buddha, the Dharma, and the Sangha, as well as focusing a chapter on meditation in various traditions as well as on Mahyana Buddhism and one on Tibetan Buddhism especially.

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The second section of the book is where I find the major problems of it. Ashley Strobel rated it liked it Aug 26, It explains the religion s key teachings and traces its historical development and geographical spread of from its buddhhism up to present day. Aina rated it really liked it Dec 06, Allison rated it it was amazing Oct 02, Apr 11, Joshua Duffy rated it really liked it.

This new edition includes more material on the different schools of Buddhism including explanations in graphic form, monastic life, popular religion, Buddhist ethics, ritual, the Bodhisattva Path, the Jatakas, the transmission of Buddhism, and class, gender and race.

CPD consists of any educational activity which helps to maintain and develop knowledge, problem-solving, and technical skills with the aim to provide better health care through higher standards. The next chapter talked about ” Socially Engaged Buddhism”, and, while it did mention that there are debates about whether it can be called Buddhism or not, the author’s seemed very praising of it, and often left an impression that they fully supported the cause and calling it Buddhism, whether it’s a good continuation of the religion or not.


There are no discussion topics on this book yet. The Bookshelf application offers access: Kelsey Anthony rated it did not like it Aug 30, However, their chapter put me more of in the mindset that it was more a conglomeration of all previous traditions instead of a complete revamping, which is what is actually happening with Bachelor’s “Secular Buddhism”.

I connected to a lot in this book because I was able to read the history and beliefs of Buddhism and draw my own interpretations and opinions. Buddhism Elective Class textbook. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.

Want to Read saving…. All instructor resources are now available on our Instructor Hub. Introducing Buddhism is the ideal resource for all students beginning the study of this fascinating religion.

This book is not yet featured on Listopia. So fun to learn about a religion from the scholarly approach. This book was very thorough, well written, and an approachable introduction to the religion.