The Buddhist World

Chester (John) Powers

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    The Buddhist World joins a series of books on the worlds great religions and cultures, offering a lively and up-to-date survey of Buddhist studies for students and scholars alike. It explores regional varieties of Buddhism and core topics including buddha-nature, ritual, and pilgrimage. In addition to historical and geo-political views of Buddhism, the volume features thematic chapters on philosophical concepts such as ethics, as well as social constructs and categories such as community and family. The book also addresses lived Buddhism in its many forms, examining the ways in which modernity is reshaping traditional structures, ancient doctrines, and cosmological beliefs.
    Original languageEnglish
    Place of PublicationAbingdon and New York
    Number of pages678
    ISBN (Print)9780415610445
    Publication statusPublished - 2016

    Publication series

    NameThe Routledge Worlds


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