Buddhism: The Illustrated Guide

ISBN 13: 9780195173987

Buddhism: The Illustrated Guide

3.69 avg rating
( 70 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9780195173987: Buddhism: The Illustrated Guide
View all copies of this ISBN edition:
 
 

Buddhism is a major spiritual and ethical force in the world today--and certainly one of the fastest growing religions in the West. Its compelling insights into human existence offer an ancient and radical alternative to the materialism of the modern age. More and more people are turning to Buddhism to rediscover the human and the spiritual values they find lacking in traditional Western religions.
Now, in this strikingly illustrated and authoritative volume, general readers have an illuminating introduction of one of the world's great living faiths. Based on the most recent scholarship, Buddhism provides a vibrantly written and marvelously illustrated overview of this ancient and yet still vital religion. Each chapter is written by an acknowledged authority in the field. The book describes the origins and historic development of Buddhism as well as current trends. Perhaps most important, it explores the central, unifying principles of a religious and philosophical system that finds expression in an extraordinary diversity of forms, from the elaborate and esoteric rituals of Tantric Buddhism to the rarefied, minimalist refinement of Zen. A major section is devoted to an analysis of the religion's more important sacred writings. And throughout the book, magnificent illustrations capture the sacred art, architecture, daily practices, and symbols inspired by the Buddha and his teaching.
Buddhism in the United States has grown dramatically. Buddhism: The Illustrated Guide offers a wealth of reference information that will deepen one's understanding and appreciation of this ancient Eastern faith.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

About the Author:


Kevin Trainor is Associate Professor of Religion at the University of Vermont. He is the author of Relics, Ritual, and Representation in Buddhism: Rematerializing the Sri Lankan Theravada Tradition.

From Publishers Weekly:

This illustrated guide to Buddhism skillfully embodies brains, brawn and beauty. With its 200 full-cover photos, maps and reproductions of art and architecture, it is a gorgeous coffee-table book that also succeeds in being both scholarly and lively. Short topical essays, enlightening sidebars and complementary photo cutlines grace almost every two-page spread. In four major sections ("Origins," "Principles and Practice," "Holy Writings" and "Buddhism Today"), general editor and University of Vermont religion professor Trainor and his five contributors craft a rich mosaic of Buddhism, from its specific cultural roots to its global resonances today. Many facets of Buddhism's diamond are held to light, including Buddha's "wondrous birth," ethics, visualization, saints and teachers, women, meditation centers, socially engaged Buddhism and timely groups such as Falun Gong. Picture researcher Cee Weston-Baker deserves special mention for the carefully selected, handsome photographs and art reproductions that offer much more than retail allure. These places, spaces and rituals inform the work beyond normal measure, revealing, for example, the robust tenderness of a young Burmese boy about to become ordained as he sheds the symbolic Buddha's princely robes for the simple ones of a monk. China, Sri Lanka, Tibet, India, Hawaii and the United States are but some of the featured locales in this rich evidence of "right effort." This book will prove useful to the curious, the scholar and the devotee.

Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information, Inc.

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Other Popular Editions of the Same Title

9780195218497: Buddhism: The Illustrated Guide

Featured Edition

ISBN 10:  0195218493 ISBN 13:  9780195218497
Publisher: Oxford University Press, 2001
Hardcover

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Published by Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN 10: 0195173988 ISBN 13: 9780195173987
New Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
A Team Books
(Conway, AR, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Oxford University Press, USA. Condition: New. BRAND NEW BOOK!!!!!! Choose EXPEDITED shipping and get it FAST!. Seller Inventory # PEN-BCK-003-978

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 17.43
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.00
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

2.

TRAINOR
Published by Oxford University Press
ISBN 10: 0195173988 ISBN 13: 9780195173987
New Quantity Available: > 20
Seller:
INDOO
(Avenel, NJ, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Oxford University Press. Condition: New. Brand New. Seller Inventory # 0195173988

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 18.22
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.60
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

3.

Trainor, Kevin
ISBN 10: 0195173988 ISBN 13: 9780195173987
New Quantity Available: > 20
Seller:
Paperbackshop-US
(Wood Dale, IL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description 2004. PAP. Condition: New. New Book. Shipped from US within 10 to 14 business days. Established seller since 2000. Seller Inventory # VU-9780195173987

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 18.09
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

4.

Trainor, Kevin
ISBN 10: 0195173988 ISBN 13: 9780195173987
New Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Pbshop
(Wood Dale, IL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description 2004. PAP. Condition: New. New Book.Shipped from US within 10 to 14 business days. Established seller since 2000. Seller Inventory # IB-9780195173987

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 19.62
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

5.

Published by Oxford University Press
ISBN 10: 0195173988 ISBN 13: 9780195173987
New PAPERBACK Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Booklot COM LLC
(Philadelphia, PA, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Oxford University Press. PAPERBACK. Condition: New. 0195173988. Seller Inventory # Z0195173988ZN

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 28.47
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

6.

Published by Oxford University Press
ISBN 10: 0195173988 ISBN 13: 9780195173987
New PAPERBACK Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Mega Buzz
(Bensalem, PA, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Oxford University Press. PAPERBACK. Condition: New. 0195173988. Seller Inventory # Z0195173988ZN

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 28.47
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

7.

Published by Oxford University Press (2004)
ISBN 10: 0195173988 ISBN 13: 9780195173987
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Murray Media
(North Miami Beach, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Oxford University Press, 2004. Paperback. Condition: New. Never used!. Seller Inventory # 0195173988

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 29.58
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

8.

Published by Oxford University Press, USA, United States (2004)
ISBN 10: 0195173988 ISBN 13: 9780195173987
New Paperback Quantity Available: 10
Seller:
Book Depository hard to find
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Oxford University Press, USA, United States, 2004. Paperback. Condition: New. Language: English . This book usually ship within 10-15 business days and we will endeavor to dispatch orders quicker than this where possible. Brand New Book. Buddhism is a major spiritual and ethical force in the world today--and certainly one of the fastest growing religions in the West. Its compelling insights into human existence offer an ancient and radical alternative to the materialism of the modern age. More and more people are turning to Buddhism to rediscover the human and the spiritual values they find lacking in traditional Western religions. Now, in this strikingly illustrated and authoritative volume, general readers have an illuminating introduction of one of the world s great living faiths. Based on the most recent scholarship, Buddhism provides a vibrantly written and marvelously illustrated overview of this ancient and yet still vital religion. Each chapter is written by an acknowledged authority in the field. The book describes the origins and historic development of Buddhism as well as current trends. Perhaps most important, it explores the central, unifying principles of a religious and philosophical system that finds expression in an extraordinary diversity of forms, from the elaborate and esoteric rituals of Tantric Buddhism to the rarefied, minimalist refinement of Zen. A major section is devoted to an analysis of the religion s more important sacred writings. And throughout the book, magnificent illustrations capture the sacred art, architecture, daily practices, and symbols inspired by the Buddha and his teaching. Buddhism in the United States has grown dramatically. Buddhism: The Illustrated Guide offers a wealth of reference information that will deepen one s understanding and appreciation of this ancient Eastern faith. Seller Inventory # BTE9780195173987

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 30.51
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

9.

Published by Oxford University Press (2004)
ISBN 10: 0195173988 ISBN 13: 9780195173987
New Softcover First Edition Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Irish Booksellers
(Portland, ME, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Oxford University Press, 2004. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M0195173988

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 31.07
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

10.

Kevin Trainor (Editor)
Published by Oxford University Press, USA (2004)
ISBN 10: 0195173988 ISBN 13: 9780195173987
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Ergodebooks
(RICHMOND, TX, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Oxford University Press, USA, 2004. Paperback. Condition: New. Seller Inventory # DADAX0195173988

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 27.42
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 4.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

There are more copies of this book

View all search results for this book