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Historical Dictionary of Buddhism (Historical Dictionaries of Religions) (Hardcover)

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Moving beyond the original bodhi tree where the historical Buddha attained enlightenment, Buddhism spread throughout Asia and in more recent history has become ubiquitous in America and other Western nations as it marches into the status of a major global religion. During its history westward, it has changed, adapted to new cultures, and offered spiritual help to those looking for answers to the problems of life. Buddhism is studied in institutions of higher education, practice by many people worldwide, and its literature is translated in numerous languages. Historical Dictionary of Buddhism, Second Edition contains a chronology, an introduction, and an extensive bibliography. The dictionary section has more than 900 cross-referenced entries on important personalities as well as complex theological concepts, significant practices, and basic writings and texts. This book is an excellent resource for students, researchers, and anyone wanting to know more about Buddhism.

About the Author

Carl Olson is emeritus professor of religious studies at Allegheny College.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781538130230
ISBN-10: 1538130238
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
Publication Date: July 15th, 2021
Pages: 418
Language: English
Series: Historical Dictionaries of Religions