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Publisher Comments:

With such bestsellers as A History of God and Islam, Karen Armstrong has consistently delivered ?penetrating, readable, and prescient? (The New York Times) works that have lucidly engaged a wide range of religions and religious issues. In Buddha she turns to a figure whose thought is still reverberating throughout the world 2,500 years after his death.

Many know the Buddha only from seeing countless serene, iconic images. But what of the man himself and the world he lived in? What did he actually do in his roughly eighty years on earth that spawned one of the greatest religions in world history? Armstrong tackles these questions and more by examining the life and times of the Buddha in this engrossing philosophical biography. Against the tumultuous cultural background of his world, she blends history, philosophy, mythology, and biography to create a compelling and illuminating portrait of a man whose awakening continues to inspire millions.

Synopsis:

A "New York Times" bestseller, this engrossing philosophical classic examines the life and times of the Buddha. Against the tumultuous cultural background of his world, Armstrong blends history, philosophy, mythology, and biography to create a compelling and illuminating portrait of a man whose awakening continues to inspire millions. (World Religions)

About the Author

[Armstrong] offers a frequently inspiring look at this exemplary life... Invaluable. (Los Angeles Times)Destined to become the classic source for anyone delving... into the life and teachings of the religious icon. (Christian Science Monitor)

Table of Contents

Introductionand#160;and#160; xi

  1. Renunciationand#160;and#160; 1
  2. Questand#160;and#160; 36
  3. Enlightenmentand#160;and#160; 66
  4. Dhammaand#160;and#160; 98
  5. Missionand#160;and#160; 122
  6. Parinibbanaand#160;and#160; 162

Notesand#160;and#160; 189

Glossaryand#160;and#160; 201

Product Details

ISBN:
9780143034360
Author:
Armstrong, Karen
Publisher:
Penguin Books
Subject:
Buddhism - General
Subject:
Gautama buddha
Subject:
Buddhism
Subject:
Religion Eastern-Buddhism
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Publication Date:
20040931
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Illustrations:
b/w map on page xxxii-xxxiii
Pages:
240
Dimensions:
7.14x4.98x.63 in. .38 lbs.
Age Level:
from 18

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Product details 240 pages Penguin Books - English 9780143034360 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , A "New York Times" bestseller, this engrossing philosophical classic examines the life and times of the Buddha. Against the tumultuous cultural background of his world, Armstrong blends history, philosophy, mythology, and biography to create a compelling and illuminating portrait of a man whose awakening continues to inspire millions. (World Religions)

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