A Concise History of Buddhism [Andrew Skilton (Sthiramati)] on * FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. An ideal introduction to the history of. An introduction to the history of Buddhism which explains the development of the religion’s basic concepts over years, and describes Buddhism’s diverse. An ideal introduction to the history of Buddhism. Andrew Skilton – a writer on and practitioner of Buddhism – explains the development of the basic concepts of.

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Skilton, to his credit, tries to treat the book as a rigorous explanation of the anndrew Buddhist schools of thought and how they came to be formed. Top Reviews Most recent Top Reviews. What is made clear here is that, in the most common usage, these terms arise in the Mahayana tradition and a follower of the Hinayana would be more lik I found this short book to be quite useful in disentangling the various threads of contemporary Buddhism, even though the history stops short of the 20th century.

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I’m sure it’s great if you already have a foundation, but it mostly just left me very confused. English Choose a language for shopping.

Start reading Concise History of Buddhism on your Kindle in under a minute. Jul 16, Ron Krumpos rated it liked it. Customers who viewed this item also viewed. The Story of Buddhism: My one complaint is that the text could use a glossary, as it tends to be liberally sprinkled with arcane terms that are only defined on their first appearance. This is what Skilton actually says pgs about the brahma-viharas in the Theravadin tradition: Needless to say, t Let me start by saying that this book is definitely not intended for an audience cursorily interested in the history of Buddhism.


He succeeded admirably in putting the doctrinal historical development within its geo-political context. Amazon Inspire Digital Educational Resources. Page 1 of 1 Start over Page 1 of 1.

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Canonical passages frequently contain editorial additions “demoting” the brahma-viharas but, where parallel texts survive from the Mahasanghika canon, it is interesting to note that the latter did not feel any need to qualify such practices in that way. Published August 15th by Barnes Noble first hisory August 1st No-Nonsense Buddhism for Beginners: In the Buddha’s Words: Van Horn’s reader review, he uses a “quote” which is nowhere to be found in the book.

There was a problem filtering budhdism right now. It is good to have in library. Andrew Peters rated it it was amazing Aug 19, Amazon Music Stream millions of songs. Amazon Rapids Fun stories for kids on the concisw. Amazon Drive Cloud storage from Amazon. Want to Read saving…. More history of Buddhism as an evolution of concepts explained in a good dense form, which makes it a nice introduction bookand not as calendar events, but it would be better to see more historical records.

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Though the book may be concise, it is clear that it could have been made even more so. Showing of cooncise reviews. Buy the selected items together This item: Be the first to ask a question about A Concise History of Buddhism. If you get the Kindle version and use it on busdhism device with Internet access, you can highlight a word and do a google search which usually leads somewhere.

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Please note that the author addresses the history of Buddhism in India.