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Buddha: A Very Short Introduction

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Michael Carrithers guides us through the complex and sometimes conflicting information that Buddhist texts give about the life and teaching of the Buddha. He discusses the social and political background of India in the Buddha's time, and traces the development of his thought. He also assesses the rapid and widespread assimilation of Buddhism and its contemporary relevance. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.

admirably well-paced and informative.

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Michael Carrithers is Professor of Anthropology at the University of Durham and author of The Forest Monks of Sri Lanka and Why Humans Have Cultures: Explaining Anthropology and Social Diversity (both published by OUP).

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In this valuable introduction, Michael Carrithers guides us through the complex and sometimes conflicting information that Buddhist texts give us about the life and teaching of the Buddha. He discusses the social and political background of India in the Buddha's time and traces the development of his thought. He also assesses the rapid and widespread assimilation of Buddhism and its contemporary relevance. Well-paced and informative, this introduction will enlighten not only those who study Buddhism and comparative religion but anyone intrigued by the remarkable philosophy of one of the greatest religious thinkers.



Contenu

1. Introduction; 2. Early life and renunciation; 3. To the awakening; 4. The awakening; 5. The mission and the death; Further reading; Index

Informations sur le produit

Titre: Buddha: A Very Short Introduction
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Code EAN: 9780192854537
ISBN: 978-0-19-285453-7
Format: Couverture cartonnée
Editeur: Oxford University Press
Genre: Religion et théologie
nombre de pages: 128
Poids: 109g
Taille: H9mm x B113mm x T170mm
Année: 2001

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