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Buddhism (World Religions) Hardcover – October, 2006

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Grade 7-12-- These two titles follow the pattern of other titles in this series, and provide a detailed and quite comprehensive discussion of the religion and its influence on culture and history. The Hooblers show how the beliefs and writings of Confucius and his followers were codified into elaborate rules and rituals throughout Chinese history and how Confucius became defied by many in the process. They discussthe different schools of thought and practice, and their spread into other Eastern countries, particularly Japan and Korea. Finally, the authors describe how Mao and the communist regime set out to destroy both the religion's influence and its heritage. Wangu begins with an introduction to Buddhism today, discussing its ability to coexist and comingle with other religions in the East. He then describes Buddha's life; how the religion spread beyond India's borders; its multiple varieties; its effect on literature and the arts; and its rites, festivals, and religious observances. Both titles are illustrated with black-and-white reproductions and photographs. They are clearly written, but the amount of detail may overwhelm students with no background in the subjects. --Jane Gardner Connor, South Carolina State Library, Columbia
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Product Details

  • Series: World Religions
  • Hardcover: 128 pages
  • Publisher: Facts on File (J); 3 edition (October 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0816066094
  • ISBN-13: 978-0816066094
  • Product Dimensions: 0.5 x 7.5 x 9.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 15.5 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #4,029,673 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

More About the Author

An author, artist and the founder of the Mindful Writers Group, Madhu Bazaz Wangu was a professor of arts and religions of India before becoming a full time writer. She has a doctorate in the Phenomenology of Religions from the University of Pittsburgh and a post-doctoral fellowship from the Harvard University. For twenty-five years, she taught at the University of Pittsburgh and Chatham College in Pennsylvania, Wellesley and Wheaton Colleges in Massachusetts, and Rhode Island College.

In 1997, Dr. Wangu voyaged around the world with students & faculty from various American Universities for the Semester At Sea. In 2010, she founded the Mindful Writers Group. She encourages writers of all levels and genres to delve deeper in their work by body-mind-heart meditations. Her CD, Meditations for Mindful Writers was released in 2011. She guides writers in meditation and writing marathons. Each year in September, the Mindful Writers Group organizes a weekend of Meditation and Writing.

Madhu B. Wangu has published numerous essays and four books on Hindu & Buddhist art and religions. She has also held five one-person art exhibitions in India and US. Her collection of short stories, Chance Meetings, is scheduled to be released in May 2015. Currently, she is writing a novel, The Immigrant Wife and a non-fiction book, A Guidebook for Mindful Writers.

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Bobbie on January 17, 2011
Format: Hardcover
This book covers the history, spread and influence of Buddhism in a concise clear and complete manner. As a Buddhist I can get lost in the various beliefs and how they relate to Christianity. This book clearly explains the important elements and how they relate to contemporary life. I read every word, and will refer to it when I get lost in the deeper teachings- it will re-focus me.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on June 3, 2012
Format: Hardcover
I loved this book! My daughter brought it home as a text book. I have read a lot of books about Buddhism, but most dive into the teachings, and this book gave a great deal of context, which I really appreciated.
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By Leenie on September 26, 2014
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
An easy read and simple explanation.
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3 of 9 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on July 15, 1998
Format: Hardcover
it is interesting st first but failed to elaborate more on the story of how buddhism came about
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