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Theravada Buddhism

Social History from Ancient Benares to Modern Colombo

Theravada Buddhism( )
Author: Gombrich, Richard F.
Series title:Library of Religious Beliefs and Practices
Publication Date:Jan 1988
Book Format:Paperback
List Price:AUD $51.00
Book Description:

In this book, Richard Gombrich shows how Theravada Buddism has affected and been afected by its social surroundings. He explains what the Buddha owed to his predecessors and what he was arguing against. Many issues are raised and discussed.The Buddha preached in north-east India in about the fifth-century BC. He claimed that human beings are responsible for their own salvation, and put foward a new ideal of the holy life, establishing a monastic Order to enable men and women to pursue...
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Book Details
Detailed Subjects: Religion / Buddhism / Theravada
Religion / Buddhism / History
Religion / Buddhism / General
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):1.397 x 2.159 x 1.27 cm
Book Weight:0.273 Kilograms

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