From a field primarily of interest to specialist orientalists, the study of Buddhism has developed to embrace inter alia, theology and religious studies, philosophy, cultural studies, anthropology and comparative studies. There is now greater direct access to Buddhism in the West than ever before, and Buddhist studies are attracting increasing numbers of students.
This eight-volume set brings together seminal papers in Buddhist studies from a vast range of academic disciplines, published over the last forty years. With a new introduction by the editor, this collection is a unique and unrivalled research resource for both student and scholar.
Volume 1. Buddhist Origins, and the Early History of Buddhism in South and Southeast Asia Volume 2. The Early Buddhist Schools and Doctrinal History; Theravada Doctrine Volume 3. The Origins and Nature of Mahayana Buddhism; Some Mahayana Religious Topics Volume 4. Abhidharma and Madhyamaka Volume 5. Yogacara, the Epistemological Tradition, and Tathagatagarbha Volume 6. Tantriv Buddhism (Including China and Japan); Buddhism in Nepal and Tibet Volume 7. Buddhism in South and Southeast Asia Volume 8. Buddhism in China, East Asia, and Japan
The Critical Concepts in Religious Studies series has continued to publish titles on the key subject area. Titles span across the religions and consider some of the most engaging areas of interest, including fundamentalism and ethics.
New in the series, Comparative Religious Ethics is a first of its kind collection. An area where a mass of scholars have now emerged, comparative ethics is an appealing field of study throughout religious studies departments.