Buddhist Thought: A Complete Introduction to the Indian Tradition

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Buddhist Thought: A Complete Introduction to the Indian Tradition

Format:  Hardcover,

271 pages

Edition: Revised

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

Publish Date: Jan 2012

ISBN-13: 9780415571784

ISBN-10: 0415571782

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This book serves as an accessible and reliable survey for students wishing to gain familiarity with the basic ideas of Buddhist philosophical and religious thought, and with some of the recent research in the field. It guides readers towards a richer understanding of the central concepts of classical Indian Buddhist thought, from the time of Buddha to the latest scholarly perspectives and controversies. Abstract and complex ideas are made understandable by the authors' clear and engaging style. The second edition has been fully revised in light of new scholarship, in particular on Mah y na Buddhism and Tantric Buddhism, an often neglected and inadequately understood topic. As well as a detailed bibliography this authoritative resource now includes recommended further reading, study questions, a pronunciation guide and extensive glossary of terms, all aimed at helping students to develop their knowledge and appreciation of Buddhist thought.

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Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publish Date: Jan 2012
ISBN-13: 9780415571784
ISBN-10: 0415571782
Format: Hardcover
Number of Pages: 271
Shipping Weight (in pounds): 1.25
Product in Inches (L x W x H): 6.5 x 9.75 x 1.0
Walmart No.: 9780415571784

Book description

This book serves as an accessible and reliable survey for students wishing to gain familiarity with the basic ideas of Buddhist philosophical and religious thought, and with some of the recent research in the field. It guides readers towards a richer understanding of the central concepts of classical Indian Buddhist thought, from the time of Buddha to the latest scholarly perspectives and controversies. Abstract and complex ideas are made understandable by the authors' clear and engaging style.

The second edition has been fully revised in light of new scholarship, in particular on Mahyna Buddhism and Tantric Buddhism, an often neglected and inadequately understood topic. As well as a detailed bibliography this authoritative resource now includes recommended further reading, study questions, a pronunciation guide and extensive glossary of terms, all aimed at helping students to develop their knowledge and appreciation of Buddhist thought.

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