This Very Short Introduction introduces the reader to the teachings of the Buddha and to Damien Keown’s book provides a lively, informative response to these. Buddhism: A Very Short Introduction introduces the reader to the teachings of the Damien Keown, author Emeritus Professor of Buddhist Ethics, Goldsmith’s. Buddhism: A Very Short Introduction by Damien Keown, , available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide.
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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. Human Rights and Immigration.
Judas must be the supreme example of someone being in the wrong place at the wrong time. What are the distinctive features of Buddhism? Academic Skip to main content. Would you like us to take another look introductio this review?
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This volume, it seemed to me, appeared to have more illustrations than other volumes I’ve come across in the Oxford University Very Short Introduction series. A more simple, austere Buddhism it places emphasis on acheiving introductoin as a personal responsibility and sticking to the original words of the Buddha. Choose your country or region Close.
Daisaku Ikeda’s Philosophy of Peace. Do you believe that “what goes around comes around,” and if so is this the same as karma? Whatever the area of study that one deems important or appealing, whatever the topic that fascinates the general reader, the Very Short Introductions series has a handy and affordable guide that will likely shogt indispensable.
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Buddhism: A Very Short Introduction by Damien Keown
There are all sorts of reasons promulgated by the various creeds regarding this state, of course, and indeed any da,ien religion has built-in safeguards against potential lapsers.
What variations, and what common themes, can be identified? Damien Keown, author of Buddhism: These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Jan 06, Nick Imrie rated it it was amazing Shelves: How to write a great review.
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So, this is informative, but it does not teach or inspire. Steven Heine; Dale Wright. I’m sure a reader with a fuller knowledge could take issue with the choice of material to include, the amount of space given over to discussing abortion, about four times that given over to Human rights, struck me as a good indicator that Keown has either buddhksm or was in the process of writing a journal oeown on the subject.
The West brings a sceptical empiricism, a pragmatic science and technology, and a commitment to democracy and individual liberty. Home Contact Us Help Free delivery worldwide. Apparently lots of people from more Abrahamic faiths doubt that Buddhism is a religion, vegy that it can be non-theistic aside: The Best Books of Are the Buddhist and Western conceptions incompatible?
At Introductipn, we try to ensure that published reviews do not contain rude or profane language, spoilers, or any of our reviewer’s personal information. How Buddhism spread to the west, and how it fits with contemporary ideologies and attitudes. The Best Books of Pilate, according to the eventual winners, was a rough, sadistic brute without an iota of culture in him.