An Introduction to Buddhism (Introduction to Religion) by Peter Harvey

By Peter Harvey

during this new version of the best-selling advent to Buddhism, Peter Harvey presents a complete creation to the advance of the Buddhist culture in either Asia and the West. commonly revised and completely up to date, this re-creation attracts on contemporary scholarship within the box, exploring the tensions and continuities among different sorts of Buddhism. Harvey opinions and corrects a few universal misconceptions and mistranslations, and discusses key innovations that experience frequently been over-simplified and over-generalised. the quantity contains specified references to scriptures and secondary literature, an up to date bibliography and a piece on net assets. keyword phrases are given in Pali and Sanskrit, and Tibetan phrases are transliterated within the most simply pronounceable shape, making it is a really obtainable account. this can be an incredible coursebook for college students of faith, Asian philosophy and Asian reports, and is additionally an invaluable reference for readers in need of an outline of Buddhism and its beliefs.

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