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Encyclopedia of Buddhism

1st Edition

Edited by Damien Keown, Charles S. Prebish

Routledge

924 pages

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Reflects the current state of scholarship in Buddhist Studies, its entries being written by specialists in many areas, presenting an accurate overview of Buddhist history, thought and practices, most entries having cross-referencing to others and bibliographical references. Contain around 1000 pages and 500,000 words, totalling around 1200 entries.

Reviews

'It is an excellent advocate for both reference publishing and for the belief system it represents.' - Reference Reviews

'This work is a crucial source for specialists… Highly recommended.' --G.J. Reece, American University, Choice

'It's English-lanuguage approach acknowledges the global impact Buddism has had in recent decades, so it is an excellent advocate for both reference publishing and for the belief system it represents. An extensive list of further reading at the end provides a good basis for research. There is also a comprehensive analytical index' -- Reference Reviews

I highly recommend Encyclopedia of Buddhism for purchase by university and seminary libraries. This encyclopedia would be very useful both to those with little or no knowledge of Buddhism and to those who know more about the religion. This book comes as close as possible to meeting its aim of providing an all-encompassing single-volume reference source. -- Christine Pesche, Theological Librarianship

Table of Contents

ACADEMIC STUDY OF BUDDHISM

BIOGRAPHIES OF FAMOUS BUDDHISTS AND IDEAL

BUDDHA

BUDDHISM AND TECHNOLOGY

BUDDHISM AND THE MODERN WORLD

BUDDHISM IN CHINA

BUDDHISM IN INDIA

BUDDHISM IN JAPAN

BUDDHISM IN KOREA

BUDDHISM IN SOUTH AND SOUTHEAST ASIA

BUDDHISM IN TIBET

BUDDHIST ART(S)

BUDDHIST CANONS AND LITERATURE

BUDDHIST ETHICS

BUDDHIST MEDITATIONAL SYSTEMS

DHARMA

MAHAYANA BUDDHISM

NIKAYA BUDDHISM

PRACTICES AND RITUALS

SACRED PLACES IN BUDDHISM

SANGHA

SOCIALLY ENGAGED BUDDHISM

VAJRAYANA BUDDHISM

WOMEN IN BUDDHISM

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
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REFERENCE / General
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RELIGION / General
REL007000
RELIGION / Buddhism / General (see also PHILOSOPHY / Buddhist)