Encyclopedia of Buddhism

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Damien Keown, Charles S. Prebish
Routledge, Dec 16, 2013 - Reference - 952 pages
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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, totalling around 1200 entries.
 

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Guide to the Buddhist scriptures
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Contributors biographical notes
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About the author (2013)

Damien Keown is Reader in Buddhism at Goldsmiths College, University of London. His books on Buddhism include Dictionary of Buddhism and uddhism, A Very Short Introduction. He is also Editor of The Journal of Buddhist Ethics and Coeditor of The Curzon Critical Studies in Buddhism series.

Charles S. Prebish is Professor of Religious Studies at Pennsylvania State University and author and editor of numerous works, including "Luminous Passage: The Practice and Study of Buddhism in America "(California, 1999), "A Survey of Vinaya Literature "(1994), and "American Buddhism "(1979). He is coeditor of "The Faces of Buddhism in America "(California, 1998) and the electronic "Journal of Buddhist Ethics. "Martin Baumann is Professor of the History of Religions at the University of Lucerne, Switzerland, and research fellow in the Department of Religious Studies at Hannover University, Germany. He is the author of "Diaspora: Hindus and Trinidad "(2002), "Migration, Religion, Integration "(2000), and "Deutsche Buddhisten: Geschichte and Gemeinschaften" (1993). He is also coeditor of "Religions fo the World: A Comprehensive Encyclopedia of Beliefs and Practices" (2002). Prebish and Buamann are coeditors of the electronic "Journal of Global Buddhism" (http: //www.globalbuddhism.org).

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