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The Buddha and His Religion (Routledge Revivals)

1st Edition

By J. Barthélemy Saint-Hilaire


384 pages

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First published in 1914, this is a fascinating investigation of the origins of Buddhism, drawing on a wealth of evidence relating to the life and teachings of the Buddha. First considering how the study of the Buddhist doctrine can be used to critique religious systems such as Christianity, Barthélemy Saint-Hilaire proceeds to discuss Buddhism at three different periods of its history: the life and legend of the Buddha as demonstrated within canonical works, Buddhism in India during the seventh century, and finally, Buddhism in Sri Lanka (formally ‘Ceylon’) at the start of the twentieth century. Principally a philosophical study surrounding the origins and principles of Buddhism, this reissue will be of particular value to students researching contemporary perceptions of the Buddhist faith.

Table of Contents

Introduction: The Authenticity of Buddhism; Part I: The Origin of Buddhism; Part II: Buddhism in India in the Seventh Century of the Christian Era; Part III: Buddhism at the Present Time in Ceylon; Appendix

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
RELIGION / General
RELIGION / Buddhism / General (see also PHILOSOPHY / Buddhist)
RELIGION / Buddhism / History
RELIGION / Buddhism / Sacred Writings