Author: Charles S Prebish
Publisher: Vision/Orient paperbacks
ISBN/UPC (if available): 8170945224
With a history spanning more than two-and-a-half millennia, and a geographic scatter that now encompasses the entire planet, Buddhism is one of humankind's most interesting religions, and often perceived to be one of its most mysterious.
The A to Z of Buddhism provides a marvelous framework for an appreciation and understanding of the religion, including:
The historical evolution of Buddhism
Religious institutions, doctrines and missionary movements
Important Buddhist scriptures in the Indian, Tibetan and Chinese traditions
Sacred and historic Buddhist sites
Festivals, rites and rituals that configure Buddhist religious practice
The manifestation of Buddhism in biography, art and mythology.
A chronology and a map help the reader gain both geographic and historical perspective. The book also includes a carefully designed pronunciation guide to Sanskrit, Pali, Tibetan, Chinese and Japanese terms.
The author's extensive acquaintance with the subject makes this an enduring compendium of Buddhism.
-Studies in Religion, USA
Map: Modern Asia with Historic Buddhist Sites
The Buddhist Scriptures