Introducing Buddhism has 34 ratings and 4 reviews. Joshua said: fantastic book on buddhism. covers history from before its inception to where its heading. LibraryThing Review. User Review – mwdefore – LibraryThing. Great Ebook! It answers many questions for the Western World. Read full review. Introducing Buddhism – By Charles S. Prebish and Damien Keown. Carl Olson. Allegheny College. Search for more papers by this author.

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Learn More about VitalSource Bookshelf. South -East and East Asian traditions also get their own chapters. Nov 28, Davis rated it really liked it Shelves: Aug 30, Sarah rated it it was amazing.

In addition, contemporary concerns are discussed, including important and relevant topics such as Engaged Buddhism, Buddhist Ethics, Buddhism and the Western World and Meditation. Jim Sherblom rated it really liked it Nov 29, Author s Bio Charles S.

Exclusive web offer for individuals. Great book to learn about Buddhism for the first time! Chronology of Buddhist History. Toggle navigation Additional Book Information. Lots of cosmology and ecology beliefs that I identified with too.

Read as a prerec to my level Buddhism course. However, that section also contained a final chapter on Buddhist Studies in the West, prfbish some of the early names as well as some of the issues that face Buddhist studies today, specifically mentioning things such as class, gender, and technology. For Instructors Request Inspection Copy. Loved the basic beliefs of being a better, more spiritual person. Want to Read saving…. Budvhism About Introducing Buddhism. Request an e-inspection copy.

Buddhism in Southeast Asia. Matt Johnson rated it liked it Jan 05, No trivia or quizzes yet. Andrew wellerritter rated it really liked it Jan 19, Overall, the book was very informative, and, while I disagree with how the author’s presented certain chapters, I do recognize that they were necessary because of how prevalent Western Buddhism and Engaged Buddhism are when you search for Buddhism assuming you’re a Western reader, as I feel most will be.


Especially appreciated perbish there’s no one deity to be revered and no one religious text. Greg rated it liked it Jun 20, Kylie rated it liked it Jul 17, Rachel Thao Doan rated it liked it Jan 25, Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Introducing Buddhism includes illustrations, extracts from original sources, summary boxes, questions for discussion, suggestions for further reading and a companion website at www.

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Description Table of Contents Author s Bio. Introducing Buddhism is the ideal resource for all students beginning the study of this fascinating religion. Jimmy Kurian rated it it was amazing Mar 10, And, the bibliography at the end of each chapter is, as always, very nice for finding further information on specific topics of interest. It explains the religion s key teachings and traces its historical development and geographical spread of from its foundations up to present day.

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It discusses in particular The Buddha, the Dharma, and the Sangha, as well as focusing a chapter on meditation in various traditions as well as on Mahyana Buddhism and one on Tibetan Buddhism especially.


Summary Introducing Buddhism is the ideal resource for all students beginning the study of this fascinating religion. They also didn’t really showcase the differences between the type of Buddhism generally found in the West Think “Buddhism is a philosophy, not a religion” and other such false statements that are more influenced by Western Romanticism.

Add to Wish List. The second section of the book is where I find the major problems of it. Apr 11, Joshua Duffy rated it really liked it.

Books by Charles S. I would recommend it prebih a good introduction for anyone interested in learning about Buddhism, though I would caution them about the Western Buddhism and the Engaged Buddhism selections, and to realize that both are a deviation from what came before and influenced by Western beliefs and conceptions especially Batchelor’s godless Buddhism, despite the Pure Land traditions, putting one’s faith in the Buddha, etc.

Kariann rated it liked it Feb 05, The book starts with the development of Buddhism in India, then talks about the development in other countries. Return to Book Page.

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Amanda rated it really liked it Mar 04, However, their chapter put me more of in the mindset that it was more a conglomeration of all previous traditions instead of a complete revamping, which is what is actually happening with Bachelor’s “Secular Buddhism”.