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Buddhist Religions: A Historical Introduction (1970)

by Richard H. Robinson, Willard L. Johnson

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Series: The Religious Life of Man

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This historical introduction to Buddhism presents readers with an engaging exploration of the diversity of thoughts and practices of a wide segment of followers of the Buddha. It covers five main aspects of Buddhism: ritual, devotionalism, doctrine, meditation, practice, and institutional history.

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Very dense information. A great text, but not the best for beginners. ( )
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Richard H. Robinsonprimary authorall editionscalculated
Johnson, Willard L.main authorall editionsconfirmed
Ṭhānissaro, Bhikkhu.secondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Streng, Frederick J.Forewordsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed

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This historical introduction to Buddhism presents readers with an engaging exploration of the diversity of thoughts and practices of a wide segment of followers of the Buddha. It covers five main aspects of Buddhism: ritual, devotionalism, doctrine, meditation, practice, and institutional history.

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Comprehensive introduction to Buddhism that examines present-day Buddhism in the context of its historical development.
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