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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Kelsey Anthony rated it did not like it Aug 30, Especially appreciated that there’s no one deity to be revered and no one religious text. Already read this title? Add to Wish List. The next chapter talked about ” Socially Engaged Buddhism”, and, while it did mention that there are debates about whether it can be called Buddhism or not, the author’s seemed very praising of it, and often left an impression that they fully supported the cause and calling it Buddhism, whether it’s a good continuation of the religion or not.

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Learn More about VitalSource Bookshelf. Allison rated it it was amazing Oct 02, Amanda rated it really liked it Mar 04, Chronology of Buddhist History.


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 introdducing be. 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.

Please accept our apologies for any inconvenience this may cause. Introducing Buddhism by Charles S. Books by Busdhism S. Thanks for telling us about the problem. 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 introducihg happening with Bachelor’s “Secular Buddhism”.

Buddhists prebisu also belong to multiple “schools” unlike many other religions. Christopher Bates rated it it was ok Aug 26, Maycee Spence rated it really liked it Feb 25, Introducing Buddhism 1st Edition Charles S.

Summary Introducing Buddhism is the ideal resource for all students beginning the study of this fascinating religion. Justin Reynolds rated it it was amazing Feb 12, And, the bibliography at the end of each chapter is, as always, very nice for finding further information on specific topics of interest.

Kariann rated it liked it Feb 05, I do admit to struggling some to keep up with all the lntroducing and technical terms, but I view that as a fault of my own rather than of the presenters, and I’m sure a more thorough re-read will do nothing but help me grasp it better. Just buddhizm moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Emilio rated it really liked it Nov 23, Jim Sherblom rated it really liked it Nov 29, Refresh and try again.


South -East and East Asian traditions also get th As usual, I bjddhism to state that I am still very impressed with Routledge’s “World Religions” series, and this book just added to that. Nov 28, Davis rated it really liked it Shelves: Rachel Roberts rated it really liked it Dec 16, 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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South -East and East Asian traditions also get their own chapters.