The Foundations of Buddhism

The Foundations of Buddhism

eBook - 1998
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Buddhism is a vast and complex religious and philosophical tradition with a history that stretches over 2,500 years, and which is now followed by around 115 million people. In this introduction to the foundations of Buddhism, Rupert Gethin concentrates on the ideas and practices which constitute the common heritage of the different traditions of Buddhism (Thervada, Tibetan, and Eastern) which exist in the world today. From the narrative of the story of the Buddha, throughdiscussions of aspects such as textual traditions, the framework of the Four Noble Truths, the interaction between the monas.
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 1998
ISBN: 9780585111582
0585111588
9780191587894
0191587893
0192892231
Characteristics: 1 online resource (xi, 333 p.) : ill., maps

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