An Introduction to Buddhism (Introduction to Religion) by Peter Harvey

By Peter Harvey

during this re-creation of the best-selling advent to Buddhism, Peter Harvey offers a accomplished creation to the advance of the Buddhist culture in either Asia and the West. widely revised and entirely up to date, this re-creation attracts on fresh scholarship within the box, exploring the tensions and continuities among the various different types of Buddhism. Harvey evaluations and corrects a few universal misconceptions and mistranslations, and discusses key ideas that experience frequently been over-simplified and over-generalised. the quantity comprises distinct references to scriptures and secondary literature, an up-to-date bibliography and a piece on net assets. key phrases are given in Pali and Sanskrit, and Tibetan phrases are transliterated within the most simply pronounceable shape, making it is a really obtainable account. this can be an amazing coursebook for college students of faith, Asian philosophy and Asian reviews, and can be an invaluable reference for readers in need of an outline of Buddhism and its beliefs.

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