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Buddhism. A Very Short Introduction

Keown, Damien V.. 2013. Buddhism. A Very Short Introduction. Oxford: Oxford University Press. ISBN 978-0199663835 [Book]

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Buddhism: A Very Short Introduction introduces the reader to the teachings of the Buddha and to the workings of Buddhism in daily life. Damien Keown looks at the distinctive features of Buddhism, examining who the Buddha was and what his teachings were. By considering how Buddhist thought has developed over the centuries, Keown considers how contemporary dilemmas can be faced from a Buddhist perspective.

In this new edition Keown provides new perspectives on Buddhist thought, including up-to-date material about the evolution of Buddhism throughout Asia, the material culture of Buddhism and its importance, new teachings on the ethics of war and peace, and changes to ethnicity, class, and gender.

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Book

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Date:

2013

Item ID:

11984

Date Deposited:

07 Jul 2015 10:57

Last Modified:

27 Jun 2017 10:20

URI:

http://research.gold.ac.uk/id/eprint/11984

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