Buddhism: A Concise Introduction (Paperback)
A concise and up-to-date guide to the history, teachings, and practice of Buddhism by two luminaries in the field of world religions.
About the Author
Huston Smith is regarded as one of the most prominent authorities on religions of the world. His classic text, "The World s Religions", has seen multiple editions and has sold in excess of three million copies. He has been the subject of a Bill Moyers PBS series called "The Wisdom of Faith" and is the author of numerous books, including "Why Religion Matters: The Fate of the Human Spirit in an Age of Disbelief, The Way Things Are: Conversations with Huston Smith on the Spiritual Life", and "The Soul of Christianity: Restoring the Great Tradition". Jeffery Paine is the author of "Father India, Re-enchantment: Tibetan Buddhism Comes to the West", and "Adventures with the Buddha".
Philip Novak is the Santo Distinguished Professor of Philosophy and Religion at Dominican University in San Rafael, California, where he has taught for over twenty years, and the author of The World's Wisdom, a widely used anthology of the sacred texts of the world's religions and the companion reader to Huston Smith's The World's Religions.
“A valuable primer on Buddhism East and West, old and new.”
-David Loy, author of A Buddhist History of the West
“Those seeking to dip a toe into Buddhism will find this an inviting pond.”
-Dallas Morning News
“A useful primer for those new to the study of Buddhism.”
“This book is an impressive and accessible overview of the core teachings [of Buddhism].
-Inquiring Mind Magazine