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Religion Theme of the Month, November 2011

Our Theme of the Month is Buddhism. Find out more about our related publications here...

We’ve put together a selection of books on Buddhism below that we hope you will find useful. To view everything we publish on Buddhism, click here.

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  1. Introducing Chinese Religions

    By Mario Poceski

    Series: World Religions

    Introducing Chinese Religions is the ideal starting point for students exploring the fascinating religious traditions of China. This introduction covers the whole spectrum of Chinese religious history, from the multi-faceted religious heritage of pre-modern China, to the practice of different...

    Published June 18th 2009 by Routledge

  2. South Asian Buddhism

    A Survey

    By Stephen C. Berkwitz

    South Asian Buddhism presents a comprehensive historical survey of the full range of Buddhist traditions throughout South Asia from the beginnings of the religion up to the present. Starting with narratives on the Buddha’s life and foundational teachings from ancient India, the book proceeds to...

    Published June 29th 2009 by Routledge

  3. Encyclopedia of Buddhism

    Edited by Damien Keown, Charles S. Prebish

    'It is an excellent advocate for both reference publishing and for the belief system it represents' - Reference Reviews 'This work is a crucial source for specialists...Highly recommended' - G. J. Reece, American University, Choice The Routledge Encyclopedia of Buddhism is a complete up-to-date...

    Published August 24th 2009 by Routledge

  4. Buddhism: The Basics

    By Cathy Cantwell

    Series: The Basics

    Buddhism: The Basics provides a thorough and accessible introduction to a fascinating religion. Examining the historical development of Buddhism and its presence today, this guide covers: principal traditions practices and beliefs ethical guidelines and philosophy religious texts...

    Published August 27th 2009 by Routledge

  5. Introducing Buddhism

    2nd Edition

    By Charles S. Prebish, Damien Keown

    Series: World Religions

    Introducing Buddhism is the ideal resource for all students beginning the study of this fascinating religious tradition. It explains the religion’s key teachings and traces its historical development and geographical spread of from its foundations up to present day. Charles S. Prebish and Damien...

    Published December 1st 2009 by Routledge

  6. An Introduction to Indian Philosophy

    Perspectives on Reality, Knowledge, and Freedom

    By Bina Gupta

    An Introduction to Indian Philosophy offers a profound yet accessible survey of the development of India’s philosophical tradition. Beginning with the formation of Brahmanical, Jaina, Materialist, and Buddhist traditions, Bina Gupta guides the reader through the classical schools of Indian thought,...

    Published August 2nd 2011 by Routledge

  7. Buddhist Thought

    A Complete Introduction to the Indian Tradition, 2nd Edition

    By Paul Williams, Anthony Tribe, Alexander Wynne

    This book serves as an accessible and reliable survey for students wishing to gain familiarity with the basic ideas of Buddhist philosophical and religious thought, and with some of the recent research in the field. It guides readers towards a richer understanding of the central concepts of...

    Published November 9th 2011 by Routledge

  8. Studying Buddhism in Practice

    Edited by John S. Harding

    Series: Studying Religions in Practice

    This book introduces the rich realities of the Buddhist tradition and the academic approaches through which they are studied. Based on personal experiences of Buddhism on the ground, it provides a reflective context within which religious practices can be understood and appreciated. The engaging...

    Published December 2nd 2011 by Routledge

  9. Buddhism in the Modern World

    Edited by David L. McMahan

    Series: Religions in the Modern World

    Buddhism in the Modern World explores the challenges faced by Buddhism today, the distinctive forms that it has taken and the individuals and movements that have shaped it. Part One discusses the modern history of Buddhism in different geographical regions, from Southeast Asia to North America....

    Published December 6th 2011 by Routledge

  10. Introducing Tibetan Buddhism

    By Geoffrey Samuel

    Series: World Religions

    This lively introduction is the ideal starting point for students wishing to undertake a comprehensive study of Tibetan religion. It covers the development and influence of Tibetan Buddhism and the key schools and traditions, including Bon. Geoffrey Samuel helps students get to grips with a complex...

    Published April 12th 2012 by Routledge