Buddhism: Buddhist origins and the early history of Buddhism in South and Southeast Asia

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Paul Williams
Taylor & Francis, 2005 - Religion - 336 pages
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This eight-volume set brings together seminal papers in Buddhist studies from a vast range of academic disciplines published over the last forty years. With a new introduction by the editor, this collection is a unique and unrivalled research resource for both student and scholar. Coverage includes: - Buddhist origins; early history of Buddhism in South and Southeast Asia - early Buddhist Schools and Doctrinal History; Theravada Doctrine - the Origins and nature of Mahayana Buddhism; some Mahayana religious topics - Abhidharma and Madhyamaka - Yogacara, the Epistemological tradition, and Tathagatagarbha - Tantric Buddhism (Including China and Japan); Buddhism in Nepal and Tibet - Buddhism in South and Southeast Asia, and - Buddhism in China, East Asia, and Japan.
 

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Contents

La construction et le culte des stfipa dapres les Vinayapitaka
1
Who gets to ride in the Great Vehicle? Selfimage
37
Asoka and Buddhism a reexamination
54
the journey to selfacceptance
56
Problems of language in Buddhist Tantra
58
The date of the Buddha reconsidered
64
0n the very idea of the Pali Canon
72
0n the history and psychology of the daslog
75
what are
164
a case study
167
the pratttyasamutpfida from the perspective
169
The rise of Mahayana Buddhism and its relationship to
181
The assessment of textual authenticity in Buddhism
188
The assessment of textual interpretation in Buddhism
199
Religious suicide in early Buddhism
214
A review of scholarship on the Buddhist Councils
224

Pali oral literature
96
a review article
105
a survey of scriptural
110
Recovering the Buddhas message
113
Is the Dharmakaya the real phantom body of
126
the early Buddhist tradition
147
an appraisal
244
fact versus fantasy
257
female roles in early
272
Index 420
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MaiijuSri 227
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Williams is Professor of Indian and Tibetan Philosophy and Co-director of the Centre for for Buddhist Studies at the University of Bristol.

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