Buddhism

Buddhism A Very Short Introduction - Very Short Introductions

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Synopsis

Buddhism: A Very Short Introduction introduces the reader to the teachings of the Buddha and to the workings of Buddhism in daily life. Damien Keown looks at the distinctive features of Buddhism, examining who the Buddha was and what his teachings were. By considering how Buddhist thought has developed over the centuries, Keown considers how contemporary dilemmas can be faced from a Buddhist perspective. In this new edition Keown provides new perspectives on Buddhist thought, including up-to-date material about the evolution of Buddhism throughout Asia, the material culture of Buddhism and its importance, new teachings on the ethics of war and peace, and changes to ethnicity, class, and gender. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.

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Book information

ISBN: 9780199663835
Publisher: OUP Oxford
Imprint: Oxford University Press
Pub date:
Edition: New edition
DEWEY: 294.3
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Sales rank: 6393
Number of pages: xx, 158
Weight: 142g
Height: 175mm
Width: 116mm
Spine width: 9mm