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Mahayana Buddhism

The Doctrinal Foundations

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Originating in India, Mahayana Buddhism spread across Asia, becoming the prevalent form of Buddhism in Tibet and East Asia. Over the last twenty-five years Western interest in Mahayana has increased considerably, reflected both in the quantity of scholarly material produced and in the attraction of Westerners towards Tibetan Buddhism and Zen. Paul Williams' Mahayana Buddhism is widely regarded as the standard introduction to the field, used internationally for teaching and research and has been translated into several European and Asian languages. This new edition has been fully revised throughout in the light of the wealth of new studies and focuses on the religion's diversity and richness. It includes much more material on China and Japan, with appropriate reference to Nepal, and for students who wish to carry their study further there is a much-expanded bibliography and extensive footnotes and cross-referencing. Everyone studying this important tradition will find Williams' book the ideal companion to their studies.

Product code: 9780415356534

ISBN 9780415356534
No. Of Pages 444
Dimensions (HxWxD in mm) H234xW156
Series The Library of Religious Beliefs and Practices
Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
Edition 2nd New edition
Offers an introduction to the field of Mahayana Buddhism. This book focuses on the religion's diversity and richness. It includes material on China and Japan, with reference to Nepal, and for students who wish to carry their study further, a bibliography, and footnotes and cross-referencing. It is suitable for those studying this tradition.