Encyclopedia of Buddhism by Damien Keown
Reflects the current state of scholarship in Buddhist Studies, its entries being written by specialists in many areas, presenting an accurate overview of Buddhist history, thought and practices, most entries having cross-referencing to others and bibliographical references. Contain around 1000 pages and 500,000 words, totaling around 1200 entries.
About the Author
Charles S. Prebish holds the Charles Redd Chair in Religious Studies at Utah State University, USA.
Damien Keown is Professor of Buddhist Ethics at Goldsmiths College, University of London.
They are the editors of the Routledge World Religions Series and authors of Introducing Buddhism (Routledge, 2006).–This text refers to the paperback edition.
‘It is an excellent advocate for both reference publishing and for the belief system it represents.’ – Reference Reviews
‘This work is a crucial source for specialists… Highly recommended.’ –G.J. Reece, American University, Choice
‘It’s English-lanuguage approach acknowledges the global impact Buddism has had in recent decades, so it is an excellent advocate for both reference publishing and for the belief system it represents. An extensive list of further reading at the end provides a good basis for research. There is also a comprehensive analytical index’ — Reference Reviews
I highly recommend Encyclopedia of Buddhism for purchase by university and seminary libraries. This encyclopedia would be very useful both to those with little or no knowledge of Buddhism and to those who know more about the religion. This book comes as close as possible to meeting its aim of providing an all-encompassing single-volume reference source. — Christine Pesche, Theological Librarianship
- ASIN: B00HDE2GW6
- Publisher : Routledge; 1st edition (December 16, 2013)
- Publication date : December 16, 2013
- Print length : 953 pages