Its Essence and Development
By (author) Edward Conze
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Buddhism by Edward Conze
Book Description"He has opened the stately grounds of scholarship to the public so that nothing of value and interest shall be missed. His readers are given an opportunity to understand something that has hitherto been only a mystery." The Times (London) Literary Supplement"It would be hard to find a study of any religion which is at once so correct, scholarly, short, lucid, and readable." The Manchester Guardian Based on a series of Oxford lectures delivered by a leading Buddhist scholar, this classic guide covers the entire range of Buddhist thought, including spirituality, doctrine, and basic assumptions.An expert on the subject who converted to Buddhism in the course of his studies. Dr. Conze introduces Buddhism as both religion and philosophy, and discusses its common ground with other faiths throughout the world. He contrasts monastic and popular Buddhism and defines old and new schools of thought, discussing sects and their practices, moral wisdom, and literary history. Other subjects include the Yogacarins; the Tantra, or magical Buddhism; and developments in the faith beyond India.The first comprehensive English-language book on Buddhism, this volume offers a concise approach to the complexities of Buddhist thought. A preface by a distinguished scholar of Oriental literature, Arthur Waley, appears in this edition. "
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780486430959
(216mm x 131mm x 12mm)
Imprint: Dover Publications Inc.
Publisher: Dover Publications Inc.
Publish Date: 1-Sep-2003
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Edward Conze
Buddhist Thought in India, Hardback (February 2008)
Originally published in 1962, this book discusses and interprets the main themes of Buddhist thought in India.
Buddhist Meditation, Hardback (February 2008)
As an intensely practical religion, Buddhism has concentrated on devising a great number of meditations. This book deals with the meaning of Buddhist meditation, and the relation of its methods and presuppositions to psychology.
Buddhism, Paperback (December 2007)
This authoritative guide provides a classic introduction to the ancient faith of Buddhism from one of recent history's greatest scholars in the subject.
Buddhist Wisdom, Paperback (December 2001)» View all books by Edward Conze
Presents a definitive translation of The Diamond Sutra, one of the fundamental texts of Mahayana Buddhism, and The Heart Sutra, along with extensive commentary on the texts and the principles and practices of Buddhism. Reprint. 12,500 first printing.
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