World religions: Buddhism
Buddhism, Fourth Edition tells the story of Buddhism’s origins and its development into three major schools of thought—and presents the particular beliefs and practices of those schools of Buddhism that still flourish today. This fascinating title explores the concept of the “socially engaged Buddhist,” the growth and practice of Buddhism in America, and the recent revival of Buddhism in Asia.
- Introduction to the modern Buddhist world
- The life of the Buddha
- The spread of Buddhism throughout Asia, and the world
- Differences between Theravada and Mahayana Buddhism
- The literature of Buddhism
- Buddhism and the arts
- The year in Buddhism
- Buddhism today and in the future.