Encyclopedia of BuddhismBook - 2004
Providing a comprehensive overview of one of Asia's most important religious and social forces, the "Encyclopedia of Buddhism describes the Buddhist world view, basic teachings and practices of Buddhism, as well as its different schools and sects. In addition to containing entries on Buddhist scriptures, art, architecture, saints, demons, monastic orders, festivals, rites and ceremonies, this new two-volume set explores the history of Buddhism, the different forms it has taken in different parts of the world, and how Buddhism has blended with other religions like Shinto, Confucianism, Taoism and Christianity.
Publisher: New York : Macmillan Reference USA/Thomson/Gale, c2004.
Branch Call Number: Ref 294.3 Ency
Characteristics: 2 v. (xxxix, 981 p.,  p. of plates) : ill. (some col.), maps ; 29 cm.