Theravada Buddhism: Continuity, Diversity and Identity
January 2014, Wiley-Blackwell
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Theravada Buddhism provides a comprehensive introductory overview of the history, teachings, and current practice of an often misunderstood form of one of the world’s oldest religious traditions.
- Explores Theravada Buddhism’s origins, evolution, teachings, and practices
- Considers the practice of Theravada beyond Sri Lanka and Thailand, by exploring a wealth of material from countries including Bangladesh, Cambodia, and Vietnam
- Reveals its rich and varied traditions, and corrects common misunderstandings about links to other practices, such as early Buddhism or Hinayana Buddhism
- Incorporates student-friendly features including a glossary and other study aids