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Routledge Critical Studies in Buddhism


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Routledge Critical Studies in Buddhism is a comprehensive study of the Buddhist tradition. The series explores this complex and extensive tradition from a variety of perspectives, using a range of different methodologies. The series is diverse in its focus, including historical, philological, cultural, and sociological investigations into the manifold features and expressions of Buddhism worldwide. It also presents works of constructive and reflective analysis, including the role of Buddhist thought and scholarship in a contemporary, critical context and in the light of current social issues. The series is expansive and imaginative in scope, spanning more than two and a half millennia of Buddhist history. It is receptive to all research works that are of significance and interest to the broader field of Buddhist Studies.

Some of the titles in the series are published in association with the Oxford Centre for Buddhist Studies, which conducts and promotes rigorous teaching and research into all forms of the Buddhist tradition.

Editorial Advisory Board:
James A. Benn, McMaster University, Canada

Jinhua Chen, The University of British Columbia, Canada

Rupert Gethin, University of Bristol, UK

Peter Harvey, University of Sunderland, UK

Sallie King, James Madison University, USA

Anne Klein, Rice University, USA

Lori Meeks, University of Southern California, USA;

Ulrich Pagel, School of Oriental and African Studies, UK

John Powers, Australian National University, Australia;

Juliane Schober, Arizona State University, USA

Vesna A. Wallace, University of California, Santa Barbara, USA

Michael Zimmermann, University of Hamburg, Germany

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Indian Buddhist Theories of Persons Vasubandhu's Refutation of the Theory of a Self

Indian Buddhist Theories of Persons: Vasubandhu's Refutation of the Theory of a Self

1st Edition

By James Duerlinger
July 23, 2003

In this book, Vasubandhu's classic work Refutation of the Theory of a Self is translated and provided with an introduction and commentary. The translation, the first into a modern Western language from the Sanskrit text, is intended for use by those who wish to begin a careful philosophical study ...

Action Dharma New Studies in Engaged Buddhism

Action Dharma: New Studies in Engaged Buddhism

1st Edition

Edited By Damien Keown, Charles S. Prebish, Christopher Queen
July 23, 2003

Action Dharma charts the emergence of a new chapter in an ancient faith - the rise of social service and political activism in Buddhist Asia and the West. Fourteen new essays treat the historical origins, global range, teachings and practices, and leaders and organizations that make up the latest ...

Teaching Buddhism in the West From the Wheel to the Web

Teaching Buddhism in the West: From the Wheel to the Web

1st Edition

By Richard P. Hayes, Victor Sogen Hori, James Mark Shields
October 25, 2002

At a time when the popularity of Buddhism is at a peak in the west, both inside and outside the university setting, scholars and students alike are searching for guidance: How should Buddhism, a religion which is ultimately 'foreign' to western experience, be taught? How should one teach central ...

Religious Motivation and the Origins of Buddhism A Social-Psychological Exploration of the Origins of a World Religion

Religious Motivation and the Origins of Buddhism: A Social-Psychological Exploration of the Origins of a World Religion

1st Edition

By Torkel Brekke
October 18, 2002

Why did people in North India from the 5th century BC choose to leave the world and join the sect of the Buddha? This is the first book to apply the insights of social psychology in order to understand the religious motivation of the people who constituted the early Buddhist community. It also ...

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