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.

Author: Tygobar Zurr
Country: Lesotho
Language: English (Spanish)
Genre: Travel
Published (Last): 15 October 2008
Pages: 334
PDF File Size: 2.19 Mb
ePub File Size: 16.34 Mb
ISBN: 552-9-90115-664-8
Downloads: 34340
Price: Free* [*Free Regsitration Required]
Uploader: Zolocage

Other books in this series. From Warm Heart to Warm Heart: Selected pages Title Page. Unifying Force of Hinduism. Every Very Short Introduction gives a readable evolution of the subject in question, demonstrating how the subject has developed and how it has influenced society.

Would you like us to take another look at this review? Visions of Mahayana Buddhism.

Continue shopping Checkout Continue shopping. As he sheds light into how Buddhist thought developed over the centuries, Keown also highlights how contemporary dilemmas can be faced from a Lntroduction perspective.

Join Kobo & start eReading today

Apr 07, Jan-Maat added it Shelves: Close Report a review At Kobo, we try to ensure that published reviews do not contain rude or profane language, spoilers, or any of our reviewer’s personal information. Mourning the Unborn Dead Jeff Wilson. We’ll publish them on our site once we’ve reviewed them.


Ahort spread of Buddhism 7.

Buddhism: A Very Short Introduction – Very Short Introductions

Or, get it for Kobo Super Points! This Very Short Introduction introduces the reader to the teachings of the Buddha and to the integration of Buddhism into daily life.

These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Did Buddha make a mistake in not appointing a successor?

Contents 1 Buddhism and elephants. The Mahayana ; 6. Books by Damien Keown. Eventually, the series will encompass every major academic discipline, offering all students an accessible and abundant reference library. Is nirvana reached buddhissm the ninth stage of the path, or if not, when? It gives you a good foundation for learning more about Buddhisk and the different schools of Buddhism with some idea where their ideas come from and how they differ.

Why has Buddhism become so popular in Western cultures in recent years? Arts and Humanities Archaeology.

What are the distinctive features of Buddhism? I particularly like the treatment of ethics and Buddhism moral principles throughout the book, in addition to a focus on mind discipline and understanding. Prebish, Introducing Buddhism Routledge, Visit our Beautiful Books page and find lovely books for kids, photography lovers and more. Front Matter List of illustrations List of maps Acknowledgements Note on citations and pronunciation 1.


It’s small, concise, and objective, offering a history of Buddhism and how it has traveled through nations. All very commendable, and something to meditate long and hard on, no doubt — but what if everybody took that attitude? Theravada roughly translates as ‘Doctrine of the Elders’ and considers itself verh original, authentic Buddhism. Damien Keown provides a lively, informative response to these frequently asked questions about Buddhism. Buddhism and elephants ; 2. For complex cultural and historical reasons, ethics has not received as much attention in traditional Buddhist keosn as it has in the West, and publications on the subject are few and far between.