Religion: Collections

Religion Textbooks Collection New and Key Titles


  • Buddhism

    A Contemporary Philosophical Investigation, 1st Edition

    By David Burton

    Buddhism, in its diverse forms and throughout its long history, has had a profound influence on Asian cultures and the lives of countless individuals. In recent times, it has also attracted great interest among people in other parts of the world, including philosophers. Buddhist traditions often…

    Paperback – 2017-03-13
    Investigating Philosophy of Religion

  • Introducing Tibetan Buddhism

    1st Edition

    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

  • Buddhism in the Modern World

    1st Edition

    By David L. McMahan

    Buddhism in the Modern World explores the challenges faced by Buddhism today, the distinctive forms that it has taken and the individuals and movements that have shaped it. Part One discusses the modern history of Buddhism in different geographical regions, from Southeast Asia to North America.…

    Paperback – 2011-12-07
    Religions in the Modern World

  • Studying Buddhism in Practice

    1st Edition

    Edited by John S. Harding

    This book introduces the rich realities of the Buddhist tradition and the academic approaches through which they are studied. Based on personal experiences of Buddhism on the ground, it provides a reflective context within which religious practices can be understood and appreciated. The engaging…

    Paperback – 2011-12-02
    Studying Religions in Practice

  • Buddhist Thought

    A Complete Introduction to the Indian Tradition, 2nd Edition

    By Paul Williams, Anthony Tribe, Alexander Wynne

    This book serves as an accessible and reliable survey for students wishing to gain familiarity with the basic ideas of Buddhist philosophical and religious thought, and with some of the recent research in the field. It guides readers towards a richer understanding of the central concepts of…

    Paperback – 2011-11-10

  • Introducing Buddhism

    2nd Edition

    By Charles S. Prebish, Damien Keown

    Introducing Buddhism is the ideal resource for all students beginning the study of this fascinating religious tradition. It explains the religion’s key teachings and traces its historical development and geographical spread of from its foundations up to present day. Charles S. Prebish and Damien…

    Paperback – 2009-12-02
    World Religions

  • Buddhism: The Basics

    1st Edition

    By Cathy Cantwell

    Buddhism: The Basics provides a thorough and accessible introduction to a fascinating religion. Examining the historical development of Buddhism and its presence today, this guide covers: principal traditions practices and beliefs ethical guidelines and philosophy religious texts…

    Paperback – 2009-08-27
    The Basics

  • Introduction to Buddhist Meditation

    1st Edition

    By Sarah Shaw

    Sarah Shaw’s lively introduction to Buddhist meditation offers students and practitioners alike a deeper understanding of what meditation is, and its purpose and place in the context of different Buddhist schools. She describes the historical background to the geographical spread of Buddhism, and…

    Paperback – 2008-08-26

  • Mahayana Buddhism

    The Doctrinal Foundations, 2nd Edition

    By Paul Williams

    Originating in India, Mahayana Buddhism spread across Asia, becoming the prevalent form of Buddhism in Tibet and East Asia. Over the last twenty-five years Western interest in Mahayana has increased considerably, reflected both in the quantity of scholarly material produced and in the attraction of…

    Paperback – 2008-07-11
    The Library of Religious Beliefs and Practices

  • Theravada Buddhism

    A Social History from Ancient Benares to Modern Colombo, 2nd Edition

    By Richard F. Gombrich

    Written by the leading authority on Theravada Buddhism, this up-dated edition takes into account recent research to include the controversies over the date of the Buddha and current social and political developments in Sri Lanka. Gombrich explores the legacy of the Buddha's predecessors and the…

    Paperback – 2006-06-19
    The Library of Religious Beliefs and Practices