History of Buddhism Products

  • The Buddhist World

    Edited by John Powers

    The Buddhist World joins a series of books on the world’s great religions and cultures, offering a lively and up-to-date survey of Buddhist studies for students and scholars alike. It explores regional varieties of Buddhism and core topics including buddha-nature, ritual, and pilgrimage. In…

    Hardback – 2015-10-20 
    Routledge Worlds

  • Buddhism and Violence

    Militarism and Buddhism in Modern Asia

    Edited by Vladimir Tikhonov, Torkel Brekke

    It is generally accepted in the West that Buddhism is a ‘peaceful’ religion. The Western public tends to assume that the doctrinal rejection of violence in Buddhism would make Buddhist pacifists, and often expects Buddhist societies or individual Asian Buddhists to conform to the modern Western…

    Paperback – 2015-05-21
    Routledge Studies in Religion

  • The Buddha and His Religion (Routledge Revivals)

    By J. Barthélemy Saint-Hilaire

    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,…

    Paperback – 2015-05-05

  • The Glorious Deeds of Purna

    A Translation and Study of the Purnavadana

    By Joel Tatelman

    By providing an annotated translation of, and applying the methods of literary criticism to, a first-century account of the life of the saint Purna, this study introduces the reader to the richness and complexity of an essential Buddhist genre.…

    Paperback – 2015-03-04

  • Religion, Medicine and the Human Embryo in Tibet

    By Frances Garrett

    This book explores the cultural history of embryology in Tibet, in culture, religion, art and literature, and what this reveals about its medicine and religion. Filling a significant gap in the literature this is the first in-depth exploration of Tibetan medical history in the English language. It…

    Paperback – 2015-03-04

  • Remaking Buddhism for Medieval Nepal

    The Fifteenth-Century Reformation of Newar Buddhism

    By Will Tuladhar-Douglas

    Will Tuladhar-Douglas sheds new light on an important branch of Mahayana Buddhism and establishes the existence, character and causes of a renaissance of Buddhism in the fifteenth century in the Kathmandu Valley of Nepal. He provides the basis for the historical study of Newar Buddhism as…

    Paperback – 2014-09-12
    Routledge Critical Studies in Buddhism - Oxford Centre for Buddhist Studies

  • Cross-disciplinary Perspectives on a Contested Buddhist Site

    Bodh Gaya Jataka

    Edited by David Geary, Matthew R. Sayers, Abhishek Singh Amar

    Bodh Gaya in the North Indian state of Bihar has long been recognized as the place where the Buddha achieved enlightenment. This book brings together the recent work of twelve scholars from a variety of disciplines - anthropology, art history, history, and religion – to highlight their…

    Paperback – 2014-09-12
    Routledge South Asian Religion Series

  • A Buddhist Crossroads

    Pioneer Western Buddhists and Asian Networks 1860-1960

    Edited by Brian Bocking, Phibul Choompolpaisal, Laurence Cox, Alicia M Turner

    In the late 19th and early 20th centuries, Buddhism in Asia was transformed by the impact of colonial modernity and new technologies and began to spread in earnest to the West. Transnational networking among Asian Buddhists and early western converts engendered pioneering attempts to develop new…

    Hardback – 2014-09-04

  • Introducing Tibetan Buddhism

    By Geoffrey Samuel

    This lively introduction is the ideal starting point for students wishing to undertake a comprehensive study of Tibetan religion. It covers the development and influence of Tibetan Buddhism and the key schools and traditions, including Bon. Geoffrey Samuel helps students get to grips with a complex…

    Paperback – 2012-04-13
    World Religions

  • Buddhist Monasticism in East Asia

    Places of Practice

    Edited by James A. Benn, Lori Meeks, James Robson

    The area of Buddhist monasticism has long attracted the interest of Buddhist studies scholars and historians, but the interpretation of the nature and function of monasteries across diverse cultures and vast historical periods remains a focus for debate. This book provides a multifaceted discussion…

    Paperback – 2011-09-16
    Routledge Critical Studies in Buddhism

  • Mindfulness in Early Buddhism

    New Approaches through Psychology and Textual Analysis of Pali, Chinese and Sanskrit Sources

    By Tse-fu Kuan

    This book identifies what is meant by sati (smrti), usually translated as ‘mindfulness’, in early Buddhism, and examines its soteriological functions and its central role in the early Buddhist practice and philosophy.  Using textual analysis and criticism, it takes new approaches to the…

    Paperback – 2011-09-16
    Routledge Critical Studies in Buddhism

  • The Cultural Practices of Modern Chinese Buddhism

    Attuning the Dharma

    By Francesca Tarocco

    Buddhism in China during the late Qing and Republican period remained a powerful cultural and religious force. Francesca Tarocco is a rising star in this field and offers an innovative high-quality piece of work that presents a new perspective on the influence of Buddhism on Chinese culture.…

    Paperback – 2011-02-24
    Routledge Critical Studies in Buddhism

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