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Publisher Description

Unites the Buddha of history with the Buddha of legend in a bid to reveal the lasting spiritual relevance at the heart of the Buddhist tradition.

 

Acclaimed scholar John Strong examines not only a vast array of historical texts, but also the supernatural accounts that surround this great religious figure, uncovering the roots of many Buddhist beliefs and practices.


Includes helpful charts and tables. 


Key topics covered include: biographical accounts from all the Buddhist schools, an analysis of the Buddha’s enlightenment, the life of the Buddha as depicted by Buddhist art and rituals, and the relics of Siddhartha Gautama.

GENRE
Religion & Spirituality
RELEASED
2009
1 March
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
224
Pages
PUBLISHER
Oneworld Publications
SIZE
1.4
MB

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