Traces the basic history, beliefs and nature of Buddhism in easy-to-understand language; Written by renowned Buddhist scholar, Bernard Faure, it is an ideal. Traces the basic history, beliefs and nature of Buddhism ineasy-to-understand languageWritten by renowned Buddhist scholar, Bernard Faure. Traces the basic history, beliefs and nature of Buddhism in easy-to-understand language Written by renowned Buddhist scholar, Bernard Faure, it is an ideal.
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Margot rated it liked it Jul 30, Similar Items The rhetoric of immediacy: I read it for my exam of East Asian Religions and found it very enlightning, because everything we westerner believe of buddhism is actual a well crafted construct, and Buddhism is a religion exactly as the others.
It also examines the many Western myths around the religion and tries to determine the true picture.
Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Is Buddhism areligion of tolerance and pacifism as many people think? Varn rated it really liked it. While there is nothing in this book that would surprise anyone with a strong scholarly background in Buddhism or even a history in the religious texts beyond popular introductions, it is very buddihsm for laypersons interested in the subject and whose prior exposure has been largely apologetic works.
The writer did take sides on this issue, only saying such a Buddha is a model or ideal to be followed. Preview — Unmasking Buddhlsm by Bernard Faure.
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Or is it more of a philosophy than a religion? Members of Aboriginal, Torres Strait Islander and Maori communities are advised that this catalogue contains names and images of deceased people. This is a fascinating book on a complex topic and has given much food for thought, whilst puncturing many of my unthinking preconceptions of this religion.
What entity is reborn? Is Buddhism a religion of tolerance and pacifism as many people think? Traditional Buddhism is world denying. He is presently working on a book on Japanese Gods and Demons. My library Help Advanced Book Search. Nellalou rated it it was ok Jun 12, You must be logged in to Tag Umasking. Open Preview See a Problem? Eugene Weiser rated it really liked it Jan 26, Catalogue Persistent Identifier https: New search User lists Site unnasking Ask a librarian Help.
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He is presently working on a book on Japanese Gods and Demons. An ideal introduction to Buddhism for anyone who has unansweredquestions about one of the world’s largest and most popularreligions. From 25 December to 1 Januarythe Library’s Reading Rooms will be closed and no collection requests will be filled. Cite this Buddhiam this Add to favourites Print this page.
Ekaterina rated it really liked it Apr 04, Faure, with this penetrating analysis, offers Westerners the opportunity to remove their rose coloured glasses and view Buddhism in a bernarf objective manner. This should not be your first book on Buddhism. To ask other readers questions about Unmasking Buddhismplease sign up. YY hbk Main Reading Room.
Thanks for telling us about the problem. In the Library Request this item to view in the Library’s reading rooms using your library card. I think everyone that thinks Buddhism is a “philosophy” should read this. Faure puts Buddhism under the microscope, exposing various misconceptions people have, and contradictions within Buddhism itself.
Fabio rated it really liked it Jun 22, Account Options Sign in. While there is nothing in this book that would surprise anyone with a strong s Engaging critical introduction to many elements of Buddhism that have been obscured by “Buddhist modernism.
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Traces the basic history, beliefs and nature of Buddhism in easy-to-understand language Written by renowned Buddhist scholar, Bernard Faure, it is an ideal introduction for anyone who has unanswered unmwsking about one of the world’s largest and most popular religions.