Buddhist Thought: A Complete Introduction to the Indian Tradition

Author(s): Paul Williams, Anthony Trive & Alexander Wynne

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Buddhist Thought is crucial reading for those interested in Buddhism. It guides the reader towards a richer understanding of the central concepts of classical Indian Buddhist thought, from the time of Buddha to the latest scholarly perspectives and controversies. Abstract and complex ideas are made understandable by the authors' lucid style. The second edition has been thoroughly revised and updated throughout in light of new scholarship, in particular on MahA yA na and tantric Buddhism. It now includes a section of further reading, study questions, a pronunciation guide and glossary of terms.

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Paul Williams is Emeritus Professor of Indian and Tibetan Philosophy and former co-director of the Centre for Buddhist Studies at the University of Bristol, UK. His books include Mahayana Buddhism: The Doctrinal Foundations (second edition, Routledge 2008). Anthony Tribe is a former instructor at the University of Montana, USA. A specialist in tantric Buddhism, he is a Fellow of the Royal Asiatic Society and currently works as an independent scholar. Alexander Wynne is a former Junior Research Fellow at St John's College, Oxford, and r recently taught Buddhist Studies at Mahidol University, Thailand. He has also worked as a translator for the Clay Sanskrit Library. His books include The Origin of Buddhist Meditation.

1. The Doctrinal Position of the Buddha in Context 2. Mainstream Buddhism: The Basic Thought of the Buddha 3. The Nature and Origins of Mahayana Buddhism 4. Some Schools of Mainstream Buddhist Thought 5. Mahayana Philosophy 6. The Buddha in Mahayana Buddhist 7. Mantranaya/ Vajrayana - Tantric Buddhism in India

General Fields

  • : 9780415571791
  • : Taylor & Francis Ltd
  • : Routledge
  • : November 2011
  • : 234mm X 156mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : December 2011
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : 2nd Revised edition
  • : 294.30954
  • : 288
  • : 1 black & white tables, 1 black & white line drawings
  • : Paul Williams, Anthony Trive & Alexander Wynne
  • : Paperback