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Routledge Critical Studies in Buddhism

Series Editor: Stephen C. Berkwitz

Routledge Critical Studies in Buddhism is a comprehensive study of the Buddhist tradition. The series explores this complex and extensive tradition from a variety of perspectives, using a range of different methodologies. The series is diverse in its focus, including historical, philological, cultural, and sociological investigations into the manifold features and expressions of Buddhism worldwide. It also presents works of constructive and reflective analysis, including the role of Buddhist thought and scholarship in a contemporary, critical context and in the light of current social issues. The series is expansive and imaginative in scope, spanning more than two and a half millennia of Buddhist history. It is receptive to all research works that are of significance and interest to the broader field of Buddhist Studies.

Some of the titles in the series are published in association with the Oxford Centre for Buddhist Studies, which conducts and promotes rigorous teaching and research into all forms of the Buddhist tradition.

Editorial Advisory Board:

James A. Benn, McMaster University, Canada

Jinhua Chen, The University of British Columbia, Canada

Rupert Gethin, University of Bristol, UK

Peter Harvey, University of Sunderland, UK

Sallie King, James Madison University, USA

Anne Klein, Rice University, USA

Lori Meeks, University of Southern California, USA;

Ulrich Pagel, School of Oriental and African Studies, UK

John Powers, Australian National University, Australia;

Juliane Schober, Arizona State University, USA

Vesna A. Wallace, Oxford University, UK

Michael Zimmermann, University of Hamburg, Germany

New and Published Books

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  1. Early Buddhism: A New Approach

    The I of the Beholder

    By Sue Hamilton-Blyth

    Series: Routledge Critical Studies in Buddhism

    New interpretations of the central teachings of early Buddhism, mainly the relationship between identity and perception in early Buddhism....

    Published May 15th 2000 by Routledge

  2. The Glorious Deeds of Purna

    A Translation and Study of the Purnavadana

    By Joel Tatelman

    Series: Routledge Critical Studies in Buddhism

    By providing an annotated translation of, and applying the methods of literary criticism to, a first-century account of the life of the saint Purna, this study introduces the reader to the richness and complexity of an essential Buddhist genre....

    Published November 21st 1999 by Routledge

  3. Buddhist Theology

    Critical Reflections by Contemporary Buddhist Scholars

    By Roger Jackson, John Makransky

    Series: Routledge Critical Studies in Buddhism

    Scholars of Buddhism, themselves Buddhist, here seek to apply the critical tools of the academy to reassess the truth and transformative value of their tradition in its relevance to the contemporary world....

    Published November 4th 1999 by Routledge

  4. American Buddhism

    Methods and Findings in Recent Scholarship

    By Christopher Queen, Duncan Ryuken Williams

    Series: Routledge Critical Studies in Buddhism

    This is the first scholarly treatment of the emergence of American Buddhist Studies as a significant research field. Until now, few investigators have turned their attention to the interpretive challenge posed by the presence of all the traditional lineages of Asian Buddhism in a consciously...

    Published August 4th 1999 by Routledge

  5. The Sound of Liberating Truth

    Buddhist-Christian Dialogues in Honor of Frederick J. Streng

    By Paul Ingram, Sallie B. King

    Series: Routledge Critical Studies in Buddhism

    Offers essays and dialogues by well-known Buddhist and Christian scholars on topics that were of primary interest to Frederick J. Streng, in whose honour the volume was created. Topics include interreligious dialogue, ultimate reality, nature and ecology, social and political issues of liberation,...

    Published July 19th 1999 by Routledge

  6. Emptiness Appraised

    A Critical Study of Nagarjuna's Philosophy

    By David F. Burton

    Series: Routledge Critical Studies in Buddhism

    Emptiness means that all entities are empty of, or lack, inherent existence - entities have a merely conceptual, constructed existence. Though Nagarjuna advocates the Middle Way, his philosophy of emptiness nevertheless entails nihilism, and his critiques of the Nyaya theory of knowledge are shown...

    Published June 21st 1999 by Routledge

  7. Pain and Its Ending

    The Four Noble Truths in the Theravada Buddhist Canon

    By Carol Anderson

    Series: Routledge Critical Studies in Buddhism

    Demonstrates how the four noble truths are used thorughout the Pali canon as a symbol of Buddha's enlightenment and as a doctrine within a larger network of Buddha's teachings. Their unique nature rests in their function as a proposition and as a symbol in the Theravada canon....

    Published June 10th 1999 by Routledge

  8. Buddhism and Human Rights

    By Wayne R. Husted, Damien Keown, Charles S. Prebish

    Series: Routledge Critical Studies in Buddhism

    It is difficult to think of a more urgent question for Buddhism in the late twentieth century than human rights. The political, ethical and philosophical questions surrounding human rights are debated vigorously in political and intellectual circles throughout the world and now in this volume....

    Published November 20th 1997 by Routledge

  9. The Reflexive Nature of Awareness

    A Tibetan Madhyamaka Defence

    By Paul Williams

    Series: Routledge Critical Studies in Buddhism

    Places the controversy initiated by the Tibetan Tsong kha pa - who elaborated on one of the eight difficult points in understanding Madhyamaka philosophy - in its Indian and Tibetan context....

    Published October 28th 1997 by Routledge

  10. Altruism and Reality

    Studies in the Philosophy of the Bodhicaryavatara

    By Paul Williams

    Series: Routledge Critical Studies in Buddhism

    Brings together Paul Williams' previously published papers on the Indian and Tibetan interpretations of selected verses from the eighth and ninth chapters of the Bodhicaryavatara....

    Published October 28th 1997 by Routledge