The History of Buddhism: Facts and Fictions

by
Geoffrey C. Gobleauthor

Geoffrey C. Goble is assistant professor of religious studies at the University of Oklahoma. He was a postdoctoral fellow in East Asian religion at Washington University in St. Louis and taught at DePauw University and Indiana University.

The History of Buddhism: Facts and Fictions

20191031

ABC-CLIO

Pages 176
Topics The Buddha Was an Ordinary Human;Buddhism Is Not a Religion;Buddhism Is a Pacifist Tradition;Buddhism Is Rational and Scientific;Buddhism Is a Singular Tradition;Buddhists Practice Meditation;The Dalai Lama Is the Leader of Buddhism;Zen Is the Essence of Buddhism;Religion: History

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The History of Buddhism: Facts and Fictions

Author(s): Goble, Geoffrey;
Contributors: Goble, Geoffrey;
Abstract:

One of the world's most popular religions, Buddhism is also one of the most misunderstood. This reference overviews misconceptions related to Buddhism and reveals the truths behind the myths.


  • An introduction places Buddhism in its historical and cultural contexts.
  • Chapters discuss both misconceptions related to Buddhism and historical truths behind the mistaken beliefs.
  • Excerpts from primary source documents provide evidence for what scholars now believe to be the historical facts.
  • A selected, general bibliography directs users to additional sources of information.

SortTitle: history of buddhism: facts and fictions
Keyword(s): The Buddha Was an Ordinary Human; Buddhism Is Not a Religion; Buddhism Is a Pacifist Tradition; Buddhism Is Rational and Scientific; Buddhism Is a Singular Tradition; Buddhists Practice Meditation; The Dalai Lama Is the Leader of Buddhism; Zen Is the Essence of Buddhism; Religion: History
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Geoffrey C. Gobleauthor

Geoffrey C. Goble is assistant professor of religious studies at the University of Oklahoma. He was a postdoctoral fellow in East Asian religion at Washington University in St. Louis and taught at DePauw University and Indiana University.

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Print ISBN-13: 9781440864049
Imprint: ABC-CLIO
Pages: 176
Publication Date: 20191031
Series: Historical Facts and Fictions