Pascale Engelmajer's study of Buddhism gives an essential introduction to the varieties of it practice - and what matters most about it.
Most introductions to Buddhism look at the life of the Buddha and the practice of Buddhism in the West today. However, this is rather like publishing a book on the subject of Christianity, but only mentioning Jesus Christ and the Church of England.
In this wide-ranging new study, Pascale Engelmajer seeks to relocate Buddhism in its historical and global context. This important new thinking is grounded in the stories of four people who are practising Buddhism around the world in very different ways, and celebrates the diversity of Buddhist thought.
About the Author
Pascale Engelmajer has a PhD in Buddhist Studies from the University of Bristol, and now teaches there and at Bath Spa university. She has been studying Buddhism for 20 years, and has lived and travelled widely in South East Asia. Her main interest lies in the relationship between the different texts of Buddhism.
|Celebrating the Buddha|
|Monasticism and Society|
|Women and Buddhism|
|The Diesease and the Remedy|
|Rebirth, Karma and Merit-making|
|Faith and Devotion|
|Global Buddhism 100 Ideas|
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Series: All That Matters
Number Of Pages: 160
Published: 28th May 2014
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton General Division
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 17.7 x 12.9 x 1.3
Weight (kg): 0.24
Edition Number: 1