By Scott A. Mitchell
Divided into 3 components (Histories; Traditions; Frames), this creation lines Buddhism's historical past and come upon with North American tradition, charts the panorama folks Buddhist groups, and engages present methodological and theoretical advancements within the field.
The quantity includes:
- a brief advent to Buddhism
- A old survey from the nineteenth century to the present
- assurance of latest US Buddhist groups, together with Theravada, Mahayana, and Vajrayana
Theoretical and methodological matters and debates lined include:
- Social, political and environmental engagement
- Race, feminist, and queer theories of Buddhism
- Secular Buddhism, electronic Buddhism, and modernity
- pop culture, media, and the arts
Pedagogical instruments comprise bankruptcy summaries, dialogue questions, pictures and maps, a word list, and case reviews. The book's web site offers prompt additional assets together with web content, books and movies, prepared via bankruptcy. With person chapters which could stand all alone and be assigned out of series, Buddhism in America is the best source for classes on Buddhism in the US, American spiritual heritage, and advent to Buddhism.
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Buddhism in America: Global Religion, Local Contexts by Scott A. Mitchell