The Experience of Buddhism: Sources and Interpretations

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Wadsworth/Thomson Learning, 2002 - Religion - 377 pages
This comprehensive anthology provides translations of texts illustrative of Buddhist philosophy and doctrine as well as descriptive, concrete accounts of Buddhist practices, rituals, experiences and life situations. This approach does not neglect one dimension of the religion in favor of another and allows instructors to choose what they wish to emphasize in the classroom. The book also covers the development of Buddhism in a wide variety of geographical and cultural areas (India, Southeast Asia, Tibet, China, and Japan), and gives a sense of the historical evolution of the tradition in these areas.

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I love this book.It is a college text book but it is a subject I'm interested in. It's full of stories, not like Rashomon(Ryunosuke Akutagawa)but more like sermons on and no-self. The man who lost his ... Read full review


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John S. Strong is the Charles A. Dana Professor of Religion at Bates College. He received an M.A. from Hartford Seminary and a Ph.D. from the University of Chicago. His research and teaching focuses on the History of Religions, Asian Religions, and Buddhist Studies.

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