Religions of India: Hinduism, Yoga, Buddhism

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Columbia University Press, 1996 - Religion - 226 pages

This in-depth study explores the history and philosophy of India's major religions, explaining clearly the development of Buddhism, Yoga, and Hinduism over the centuries. A complete glossary of terms is included, as well as an index and suggestions for further reading.

 

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This is a reprint of the book that was apparently written in the 60s. All the references and bibliography point to publications of 60's and earlier, so it is a little dated. But it gives a comprehensive and loving overview of Hinduism and Buddhism and Yoga. Read full review

Contents

Origin and Orientation
75
The Problem of Alienation
82
The Scripture of Patanjali
88
Religious Aspect
108
Historical Context
119
His Life and Mission
129
Teachings
141
Spiritual Discipline
148
Nirvana
158
Mahayana Buddhism
165
The Great Surprise
182
Bibliography
203
Index
218
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Thomas Berry (1914-2009) established the History of Religions Program at Fordham University and, with Wm. Theodore de Bary, founded the Oriental Thought and Religion Seminar at Columbia University. He was also the former director of the Riverdale Center for Religious Research. Along with his book Buddhism, his major publications include The Dream of the Earth, The Great Work, Evening Thoughts, and The Universe Story, with Brian Swimme.

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