- Series: Introduction to Religion
- Paperback: 396 pages
- Publisher: Cambridge University Press; 1 edition edition (May 25, 1990)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0521313333
- ISBN-13: 978-0521313339
- Product Dimensions: 5.4 x 1.1 x 8.5 inches
- Shipping Weight: 13.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 3.4 out of 5 stars See all reviews (22 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,366,087 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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An Introduction to Buddhism: Teachings, History and Practices (Introduction to Religion) 1 edition Edition
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