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Buddhism : A Concise Introduction
Faculty Books
  • Huston Smith
  • Philip Novak, Department of Religion and Philosophy, Dominican University of California
Format
Book
Description

Smith and Novak cover the essential teachings, practices, and historical development of Buddhism in all its rich variety. Beginning with the life and legend of the Buddha, Buddhism explores core Buddhist doctrines such as the Four Noble Truths, the Eightfold Path, nirvana, and emptiness. The authors go on to discuss the split between Theravada and Mahayana Buddhism, the continued divisions of Mahayana into Pure Land, Zen, and Tibetan Buddhism, and the confluence of Hinduism and Buddhism in India. The second half of the book follows the global migration of Buddhism and its continuing diversification and development in the West, especially in America.

ISBN
978-0060506964
Publication Date
3-17-2009
Publisher
Harpercollins
Disciplines
Citation Information
Huston Smith and Philip Novak. Buddhism : A Concise Introduction. San Francisco, CA(2009)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/philip-novak/3/