The Different Paths of Buddhism: A Narrative-Historical Introduction
For centuries, Buddhist teachers and laypeople have used stories, symbols, cultural metaphors, and anecdotes to teach and express their religious views. In this introductory textbook, Carl Olson draws on these narrative traditions to detail the development of Buddhism from the life of the historical Buddha to the present. By organizing the text according to the structure of Buddhist thought and teaching, Olson avoids imposing a Western perspective that traditional texts commonly bring to the subject.
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historical survey of budddhism. covers the three main traditions in buddhism. illuminates many concepts in buddhism i find helpfull as meditator. joewr 5-17-10 Read full review