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Angkor Wat
Angkor Wat: Time, Space, and Kingship
By: Eleanor Mannikka
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A Choice Outstanding Academic Book - "Magnificently illustrated and richly detailed, this book describes the art and architecture of the 12th-century Buddhist temple complex of Ankor Wat in Cambodia. By themselves, the elaborate descriptions, elegant drawings, and beautiful black-and-white and color photographs of architectural features and Khmer art make this book an invaluable reference work for specialists in Asian art history, arch'ology, architecture, and religion. more info
Approaching the Land of Bliss: Religious Praxis in the Cult of Amitabha
Approaching the Land of Bliss: Religious Praxis in the Cult of Amitabha
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The discourse of Buddhist studies has traditionally been structured around texts and nations (the transmission of Buddhism from India to China to Japan). And yet, it is doubtful that these categories reflect in any significant way the organizing themes familiar to most Buddhists. It could be argued that cultic practices associated with particular buddhas and bodhisattvas are more representative of the way Buddhists conceive of their relation to tradition. This volume aims to explore this aspect of Buddhism by focusing on one of its most important cults, that of the Buddha Amitbha.
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Being Benevolence: The Social Ethics of Engaged Buddhism, Sallie B. King
Being Benevolence: The Social Ethics of Engaged Buddhism
By: Sallie B. King
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Topics in Contemporary Buddhism
Engaged Buddhism is the contemporary movement of nonviolent social and political activism found throughout the Buddhist world. Its ethical theory sees the world in terms of cause and effect, a view that discourages its practitioners from becoming adversaries, blaming or condemning the other. Its leaders make some of the most important contributions in the Buddhist world to thinking about issues in political theory, human rights, nonviolence, and social justice.

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Bones, Stones, and Buddhist Monks in India
Bones, Stones, and Buddhist Monks in India: Collected Papers on the Archeology, Epigraphy, and Texts of Monastic Buddhism
By: Gregory Schopen
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"No serious scholar of Buddhist studies can afford to ignore this argumentative, challenging, and provocative set of essays.... In each case, Schopen's arguments are refreshing, honest, often brilliant, and always cogently presented." --Journal of Religion more info
Buddhism and Abortion
Buddhism and Abortion
By: Damien Keown
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Abortion is arguably the most controversial and divisive moral issue of modern times, but until now the debate has taken place almost exclusively within a Western cultural, religious and philosophical context.
For the past three decades in the West, arguments both for and against abortion have been mounted by groups of all kinds, from religious fundamentalists to radical feminists and every shade of opinion in between. Rather than mutual understanding, however, the result has been the polarization of opinion and the deepening of entranced positions.
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Buddhism and Interfaith Dialogue
Buddhism and Interfaith Dialogue
By: Masao Abe
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Part One focuses on how Buddhism approaches and contributes to interfaith dialogue, that is, how Buddhism represents a methodological model that serves as a basis for the possibility of dialogical exchange.
Part Two contains four essays on the relationship between Buddhism and Paul Tillich, the leading modern systematic theologian who drew on mystical sources and was also receptive to Eastern thought in developing his understanding of non-being or negation.
Part Three continues a discussion of earlier themes and opens up several new issues, particularly those involving the role of meditation in the East and West and the ethical implications of the Buddhist doctrine of karma in comparison with Christian moral activity. Topics explored include the Buddhist notion of emptiness, liberation, justice, faith, and ethics.
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Buddhist Dead: Practices, Discourses, Representations
Buddhist Dead: Practices, Discourses, Representations
By: Bryan Cuevas & Jacqueline Stone (Editors)
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In its teachings, practices, and institutions, Buddhism in its varied Asian forms has been--and continues to be--centrally concerned with death and the dead. Yet surprisingly "death in Buddhism" has received little sustained scholarly attention. The Buddhist Dead offers the first comparative investigation of this topic across the major Buddhist cultures of India, Sri Lanka, China, Japan, Tibet, and Burma. Its individual essays, representing a range of methods, shed light on a rich array of traditional Buddhist practices for the dead and dying; the sophisticated but often paradoxical discourses about death and the dead in Buddhist texts; and the varied representations of the dead and the afterlife found in Buddhist funerary art and popular literature. This important collection moves beyond the largely text- and doctrine-centered approaches characterizing an earlier generation of Buddhist scholarship and expands its treatment of death to include ritual, devotional, and material culture. more info
Buddhist Missionaries in the Era of Globalization <br> By: Linda Learman
Buddhist Missionaries in the Era of Globalization
By: Linda Learman
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This insightful volume dispels the common notion that Buddhism is not a missionary religion by revealing Asian Buddhists as active agents in the propagation of their faith. It presents at the same time a new framework with which to study missionary activity in both Buddhist and other religious traditions. Included are case studies of Theravada, Chinese, and Tibetan Buddhist teachers and congregations, as well as the Pure Land, Shingon, Zen, and Soka Gakkai traditions of Japan. more info
Buddhist Monks and Business Matters
Buddhist Monks and Business Matters
By: Gregory Schopen
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This is the second in a series of collected essays by one of today’s most distinguished scholars of Indian Buddhism. (Publication of a third collection is planned in early 2005.) In these articles, all save one published in various places from 1994 through 2001, Gregory Schopen once again displays the erudition and originality that have contributed to a major shift in the way that Indian Buddhism is perceived, understood, and studied. more info
Buddhist Philosophy: A Historical Analysis
Buddhist Philosophy: A Historical Analysis
By: David J. Kalupahana
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This introduction to Buddhism examines its basic philosophical teachings and historical development, setting forth complex and significant ideas in a straightforward and simple style that is easily accessible to the student. The author's orientation is philosophical, rather than religious or sociological. This approach is both the uniqueness and the strength of the work. Part I outlines the historical background out of which Buddhism arose and emphasizes the teachings of early Buddhism. Part II examines developments in the history of Buddhist thought and the emergence of the various schools of Buddhism. more info