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Monasticism: A Very Short Introduction


Stephen J. Davis

25 January 2018

Very Short Introductions

Stephen J. Davis considers the phenomenon of monasticism from antiquity to the present day, addressing key questions about monastic spirituality and practice. Looking at Christian, Jainism, and Buddhist traditions of monasticism, Davis explores the life and beliefs of those in monasteries, and considers the role of monasticism in the modern world.

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Tibetan Buddhism: A Very Short Introduction


Matthew T. Kapstein

24 October 2013

Very Short Introductions

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Buddhism: A Very Short Introduction

Second Edition


Damien Keown

28 February 2013

Very Short Introductions

In the new edition of this lively and accessible Very Short Introduction to Buddhism, Damien Keown looks at all the distinctive features of the major world faith; examining the development of Buddhist thought over the centuries, its impact on daily life in contemporary society, and the spread of Buddhism throughout the world.

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Sayings of the Buddha: New translations from the Pali Nikayas


Rupert Gethin

09 October 2008

Oxford World's Classics

This edition offers a new translation of a selection of the Buddha's most important sayings reflecting the full variety of material: biography of the Buddha, narrative, myth, short sayings, philosophical discourse, instruction on morality, meditation, and the spiritual life. It provides an excellent introduction to Buddhist scripture.

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Buddha: A Very Short Introduction


Michael Carrithers

22 February 2001

Very Short Introductions

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The Foundations of Buddhism


Rupert Gethin

16 July 1998

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