Religion: Buddhism

  • An Introduction to Mahāyāna Buddhism: With especial Reference to Chinese and Japanese Phases book cover

    An Introduction to Mahāyāna Buddhism

    With especial Reference to Chinese and Japanese Phases, 1st Edition

    By William M McGovern

    William Montgomery McGovern’s Introduction to Mahayana Buddhism was one of the first books on Mahayana Buddhism written for a Western audience. It predates influential English language overviews of Buddhism by D. T. Suzuki, A. Watts, and W. Rahula. The author was born in New York City in 1897 and…

    Paperback – 2013-08-07
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    Routledge Library Editions: Japan

  • The Cultural Transition: Human Experience and Social Transformation in the Third World and Japan book cover

    The Cultural Transition

    Human Experience and Social Transformation in the Third World and Japan, 1st Edition

    Edited by Merry I White, Susan Pollak

    This volume makes available a wide variety of cultural perspectives on education and on economic and social progress. Contributors focus on three main questions, the answers to which are vital for understanding the needs of both national policy and personal fulfilment in widely differing cultures.…

    Paperback – 2013-08-07
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    Routledge Library Editions: Japan

  • The Buddhist Sects of Japan: Their History, Philosophical Doctrines and Sanctuaries book cover

    The Buddhist Sects of Japan

    Their History, Philosophical Doctrines and Sanctuaries, 1st Edition

    By E Steinilber-Oberlin

    The philosophy of Buddhism, originating in India, has undergone considerable changes in its adoption in the Far East. It has, in Japan, assumed a more practical aspect, and has come to play an important role in the everyday life of action. But in this process Japanese Buddhism has split itself into…

    Paperback – 2013-06-01
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    Routledge Library Editions: Japan

  • A Study of Shinto: The Religion of the Japanese Nation book cover

    A Study of Shinto

    The Religion of the Japanese Nation, 1st Edition

    By Genchi Katu

    This volume investigates and presents the salient features of Shinto through a long history of development from its remote past up to the present. It is a historical study of Shinto from a scientific point of view, illustrating the higher aspects of the religion, compiled on strict lines of…

    Paperback – 2013-02-27
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    Routledge Library Editions: Japan

  • The Life of Buddha book cover

    The Life of Buddha

    1st Edition

    By Edward J. Thomas

    Originally published between 1920-70,The History of Civilization was a landmark in early twentieth century publishing. It was published at a formative time within the social sciences, and during a period of decisive historical discovery. The aim of the general editor, C.K. Ogden, was to summarize…

    Paperback – 2013-02-14
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  • The Notion of Ditthi in Theravada Buddhism: The Point of View book cover

    The Notion of Ditthi in Theravada Buddhism

    The Point of View, 1st Edition

    By Paul Fuller

    The notion of 'view' or 'opinion' (ditthi) as an obstacle to 'seeing things as they are' is a central concept in Buddhist thought. This book considers the two ways in which the notion of views are usually understood. Are we to understand right-view as a correction of wrong-views (the opposition…

    Paperback – 2012-11-15
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    Routledge Critical Studies in Buddhism

  • New Buddhist Movements in Thailand: Towards an Understanding of Wat Phra Dhammakaya and Santi Asoke book cover

    New Buddhist Movements in Thailand

    Towards an Understanding of Wat Phra Dhammakaya and Santi Asoke, 1st Edition

    By Rory Mackenzie

    Vastly different in belief and practice, two new Buddhist religious movements in Thailand, namely the Wat Phra Dhammakaya and Santi Asoke emerged in Thailand in the 1970s at a time of political uncertainty, social change and increasing dissatisfaction with the Thai Sangha and its leadership.…

    Paperback – 2012-09-13
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    Routledge Critical Studies in Buddhism

  • Buddhist Hagiography in Early Japan: Images of Compassion in the Gyoki Tradition book cover

    Buddhist Hagiography in Early Japan

    Images of Compassion in the Gyoki Tradition, 1st Edition

    By Jonathan Morris Augustine

    Hagiographies or idealized biographies which recount the lives of saints, bodhisattvas and other charismatic figures have been the meeting place for myth and experience. In medieval Europe, the 'lives of saints' were read during liturgical celebrations and the texts themselves were treated as…

    Paperback – 2012-07-13
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    Routledge Studies in Asian Religion

  • A Hindu Critique of Buddhist Epistemology: Kumarila on Perception: The 'Determination of Perception' Chapter of Kumarila Bhatta's <I>Slokavarttika </I>- Translation and Commentary book cover

    A Hindu Critique of Buddhist Epistemology

    Kumarila on Perception: The 'Determination of Perception' Chapter of Kumarila Bhatta's Slokavarttika - Translation and Commentary, 1st Edition

    By John Taber

    This is a translation of the chapter on perception of Kumarilabhatta's magnum opus, the Slokavarttika, one of the central texts of the Hindu response to the criticism of the logical-epistemological school of Buddhist thought. In an extensive commentary, the author explains the course of the…

    Paperback – 2012-07-13
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    Routledge Hindu Studies Series

  • Sustainable Happiness: The Mind Science of Well-Being, Altruism, and Inspiration book cover

    Sustainable Happiness

    The Mind Science of Well-Being, Altruism, and Inspiration, 1st Edition

    By Joe Loizzo

    Today’s greatest health challenges, the so-called diseases of civilization—depression, trauma, obesity, cancer—are now known in large part to reflect our inability to tame stress reflexes gone wild and to empower instead the peaceful, healing and sociable part of our nature that adapts us to…

    Paperback – 2012-06-20
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  • Tibetan Rituals of Death: Buddhist Funerary Practices book cover

    Tibetan Rituals of Death

    Buddhist Funerary Practices, 1st Edition

    By Margaret Gouin

    This book describes and analyses the structure and performance of Tibetan Buddhist death rituals, and situates that performance within the wider context of Buddhist death practices generally. Drawing on a detailed and systematic comparative survey of existing records of Tibetan funerary practices,…

    Paperback – 2012-03-29
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    Routledge Critical Studies in Buddhism

  • How Buddhism Began: The Conditioned Genesis of the Early Teachings book cover

    How Buddhism Began

    The Conditioned Genesis of the Early Teachings, 1st Edition

    By Richard F. Gombrich

    Written by one of the world's top scholars in the field of Pali Buddhism, this new and updated edition of How Buddhism Began, discusses various important doctrines and themes in early Buddhism. It takes 'early Buddhism' to be that reflected in the Pali canon, and to some extent assumes that…

    Paperback – 2011-12-13
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    Routledge Critical Studies in Buddhism - Oxford Centre for Buddhist Studies

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