Religion: Buddhism

  • Defining Buddhism(s): A Reader book cover

    Defining Buddhism(s)

    A Reader, 1st Edition

    By Karen Derris, Natalie Gummer

    'Defining Buddhism(s)' explores the multiple ways in which Buddhism has been defined and constructed by both Buddhists and scholars. In recent decades, scholars have become increasingly aware of their own role in the construction of how Buddhism is represented - a process in which multiple…

    Paperback – 2008-02-07
    Routledge
    Critical Categories in the Study of Religion

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

    Indian Buddhist Theories of Persons

    Vasubandhu's Refutation of the Theory of a Self, 1st Edition

    By James Duerlinger

    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…

    Paperback – 2006-04-18
    Routledge
    Routledge Critical Studies in Buddhism

  • The Buddhist Unconscious: The Alaya-vijñana in the context of Indian Buddhist Thought book cover

    The Buddhist Unconscious

    The Alaya-vijñana in the context of Indian Buddhist Thought, 1st Edition

    By William S. Waldron

    This is the story of fifth century CE India, when the Yogacarin Buddhists tested the awareness of unawareness, and became aware of human unawareness to an extraordinary degree. They not only explicitly differentiated this dimension of mental processes from conscious cognitive processes, but also…

    Paperback – 2006-04-06
    Routledge
    Routledge Critical Studies in Buddhism

  • Buddhist Phenomenology: A Philosophical Investigation of Yogacara Buddhism and the Ch'eng Wei-shih Lun book cover

    Buddhist Phenomenology

    A Philosophical Investigation of Yogacara Buddhism and the Ch'eng Wei-shih Lun, 1st Edition

    By Dan Lusthaus

    A richly complex study of the Yogacara tradition of Buddhism, divided into five parts: the first on Buddhism and phenomenology, the second on the four basic models of Indian Buddhist thought, the third on karma, meditation and epistemology, the fourth on the Trimsika and its translations, and…

    Paperback – 2006-04-06
    Routledge
    Routledge Critical Studies in Buddhism

  • Self, Reality and Reason in Tibetan Philosophy: Tsongkhapa's Quest for the Middle Way book cover

    Self, Reality and Reason in Tibetan Philosophy

    Tsongkhapa's Quest for the Middle Way, 1st Edition

    By Thupten Jinpa

    The work explores the historical and intellectual context of Tsongkhapa's philosophy and addresses the critical issues related to questions of development and originality in Tsongkhapa's thought. It also deals extensively with one of Tsongkhapa's primary concerns, namely his attempts to demonstrate…

    Paperback – 2006-01-20
    Routledge
    Routledge Critical Studies in Buddhism

  • Religion and Morality book cover

    Religion and Morality

    1st Edition

    By William J. Wainwright

    Religion and Morality addresses central issues arising from religion's relation to morality. Part I offers a sympathetic but critical appraisal of the claim that features of morality provide evidence for the truth of religious belief. Part II examines divine command theories, objections to them,…

    Paperback – 2005-04-19
    Routledge
    Routledge Philosophy of Religion Series

  • Zen Buddhism and Environmental Ethics book cover

    Zen Buddhism and Environmental Ethics

    1st Edition

    By Simon P. James

    Zen Buddhism and Environmental Ethics explores the implications of Zen Buddhist teachings and practices for our moral relations with the natural world. At once an accessible introduction to Zen and an important contribution to the debate concerning the environmental implications of the tradition,…

    Paperback – 2004-05-25
    Routledge
    Ashgate World Philosophies Series

  • Courtesans and Tantric Consorts: Sexualities in Buddhist Narrative, Iconography, and Ritual book cover

    Courtesans and Tantric Consorts

    Sexualities in Buddhist Narrative, Iconography, and Ritual, 1st Edition

    By Serinity Young

    The wisest teachings of Buddhism say that, like all oppositions, one must move beyond gender. But as Serinity Young shows in this enlightening work, the rhetoric of Buddhist texts, the symbolism of its iconography, and the performative import of its rituals, tell different, and often contradictory,…

    Paperback – 2004-02-19
    Routledge

  • Buddhism, Knowledge and Liberation: A Philosophical Study book cover

    Buddhism, Knowledge and Liberation

    A Philosophical Study, 1st Edition

    By David Burton

    Buddhism is essentially a teaching about liberation - from suffering, ignorance, selfishness and continued rebirth. Knowledge of 'the way things really are' is thought by many Buddhists to be vital in bringing about this emancipation. This book is a philosophical study of the notion of liberating…

    Hardback – 2004-01-28
    Routledge
    Ashgate World Philosophies Series

  • Skilful Means: A Concept in Mahayana Buddhism book cover

    Skilful Means

    A Concept in Mahayana Buddhism, 2nd Edition

    By Michael Pye

    'Skilful Means' is the key principle of Mahayana, one of the great Buddhist traditions. First described in the Lotus Sutra, it originates in myths of the Buddha's compassionate plans for raising life from the ceaseless round of birth and death. His strategies or interventions are 'skilful means'…

    Paperback – 2003-12-18
    Routledge

  • A Dictionary of Chinese Buddhist Terms: With Sanskrit and English Equivalents and a Sanskrit-Pali Index book cover

    A Dictionary of Chinese Buddhist Terms

    With Sanskrit and English Equivalents and a Sanskrit-Pali Index, 2nd Edition

    By Lewis Hodous, William E. Soothill

    This invaluable interpretive tool, first published in 1937, is now available for the first time in a paperback edition specially aimed at students of Chinese Buddhism.Those who have endeavoured to read Chinese texts apart from the apprehension of a Sanskrit background have generally made a…

    Paperback – 2003-12-18
    Routledge

  • Action Dharma: New Studies in Engaged Buddhism book cover

    Action Dharma

    New Studies in Engaged Buddhism, 1st Edition

    Edited by Damien Keown, Charles S. Prebish, Christopher Queen

    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…

    Paperback – 2003-05-29
    Routledge
    Routledge Critical Studies in Buddhism

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