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'Defining Buddhism(s)' explores the multiple ways in which Buddhism has been defined and constructed by both Buddhists and scholars. In recent decades, scholars have become increasingly aware of their own role in the construction of how Buddhism is represented - a process in which multiple representations of Buddhism compete with and complement one another. The reader brings together key essays by leading scholars to examine the central methods and concerns of Buddhism. The essays aim to illuminate the challenges involved in defining historical, social, and political contexts and reveal how definitions of Buddhism have always been contested.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781845530556
ISBN-10: 1845530551
Format: Paperback
(244mm x 168mm x 21mm)
Pages: 320
Imprint: Equinox Publishing Ltd
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 7-Feb-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Karen Derris

Karen Derris is an Associate Professor of Religion at the University of Redlands, California. Natalie Gummer is an Associate Professor in the Philosophy and Religious Studies Department at Beloit College, Wisconsin.

Books By Author Karen Derris

Defining Buddhism(s) by Karen Derris

Defining Buddhism(s)

Hardback, May 2007