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Essential Buddhism - a book by Maguire, Jack

Essential Buddhism

A Complete Guide to Beliefs and Practices

Essential Buddhism( )
Author: Maguire, Jack
ISBN:978-1-4767-6196-1
Publication Date:Sep 2013
Publisher:Atria Books
Imprint:Atria Books
Book Format:Ebook
List Price:USD $15.95
Book Description:

Four hundred million people call themselves Buddhists today. Yet most Westerners know little about this powerful, Eastern-spawned faith. How did it begin? What do its adherents believe? Why are so many Westerners drawn to it? Essential Buddhism responds to these questions and many more, offering an accessible, global perspective on the religion's past, present, and future. It identifies how the principal concepts and practices originated and evolved through diverse...
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Pages:288
Detailed Subjects: Religion / Buddhism / General
Author Biography
Maguire, Jack (Author)
Jack Maguire was born in Denison, Texas and attended both the University of Texas a Denton and the University of Texas at Austin, where he received the Society of Professional Journalists Award as the "Outstanding Graduate in Journalism" for his writing in the Daily Texan.

Maguire was the Executive Director of the University of Texas Institute of Texas Culture from 1976-1986. He has written two textbooks on Texan history and developed a Texas Trivia Game that is used in the classroom.

Maguire has written over 1600 columns, more than 500 articles, and nine books. His column, Talk of Texas, is the longest running in the history of Texas.

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