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On the page below you will see some of our best publishing on the subject of Buddhism. We’ve included some of our latest research monographs along with our key textbooks, highlighted by Studying Buddhism in Practice edited by John S. Harding, the second edition of Buddhist Thought edited by Paul Williams, Anthony Tribe and Alexander Wynne, Buddhism in the Modern World edited by David L. McMahan, and Introducing Tibetan Buddhism by Geoffrey Samuel, which has published in our World Religions Series.

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  1. 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

  2. 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 13th 2012 by Routledge

  3. 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 10th 2011 by Routledge

  4. Buddhism in the Modern World

    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 7th 2011 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 2nd 2009 by Routledge

  6. 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