Home eBooks Encyclopedia of Buddhism, Second Edition

Encyclopedia of Buddhism, Second Edition
  • Format
  • Authored by: Edward A. Irons
  • From the Series: Encyclopedia of World Religions
  • Trim Size:
  • ISBN-10: 1438141777
  • ISBN-13: 978-1-4381-4177-0
  • Status: In Stock
  • Your Price:
    Sign In for Pricing
  • Imprint: Facts On File
  • Published: 12/01/2016
  • Dewey Number: 294.303
  • Reading Level: Grades 9 and up


Praise for the previous edition:

"Recommended for high school, undergraduate, and general readership collections..."—Library Journal


"...a compelling, practical, and straightforward work."—School Library Journal

"...accessible...comprehensive...well suited for public libraries and academic collections."—Booklist

Encyclopedia of Buddhism, Second Edition provides easy access to the terms, concepts, personalities, historical events, institutions, and movements that helped shape the history of Buddhism and the way it is practiced today. Although the primary focus of the encyclopedia is clearly on Buddhism in all its forms, it also provides introductions to Daoism, Shinto, Confucianism, and other religious practices in East and Southeast Asia.

A comprehensive introduction that provides an overview of the tradition, a chronology, cross-references, further readings, a bibliography, and photographs complete this volume. This easy-to-use and essential encyclopedia is ideal for high school and college students, researchers, and general readers.

Entries include:

  • Afghanistan, Buddhism in
  • Anatman
  • Angkor Wat
  • Asoka
  • Bodhi tree
  • Buddhas of the past
  • Buddhism in Cambodia
  • Buddhism in the United States
  • Buddhist fundamentalism
  • Pema Chodron
  • Christian-Buddhist relations
  • Confucian Classics
  • Cremation in Buddhism
  • Dalai Lama
  • Daoism in China-Taiwan
  • Eightfold Path
  • Falun Gong
  • Feng shui
  • Gompa
  • Hermann Hesse
  • Japan Buddhist Federation
  • Karma
  • Laozi
  • Mandala
  • Nirvana
  • Questions of King Milinda
  • Schools of Chinese Buddhism
  • Shinto
  • Stupa
  • Tea ceremony
  • Theravada
  • Thich Nhat Hanh
  • Traditional Buddhist ethics
  • War and violence
  • Zen Buddhism.



About the Author(s)

Edward A. Irons is a consultant and director of the Institute for Culture, Commerce, and Religion—a research center considering cultural issues in China, particularly Hong Kong. He holds a Ph.D. from the Graduate Theological Union in Berkeley, California.

Please sign in to see your eBook pricing and to be able to add items to your Cart or Wish List.
Title Your Price Format Status Add to Wish List Add to Cart
Encyclopedia of Buddhism, Second Edition
–––––– eBook In Stock Sign In Sign In
Encyclopedia of Catholicism, Second Edition
–––––– eBook In Stock Sign In Sign In
Encyclopedia of Hinduism, Second Edition
–––––– eBook In Stock Sign In Sign In
Encyclopedia of Islam, Second Edition
–––––– eBook In Stock Sign In Sign In
Encyclopedia of Judaism, Second Edition
–––––– eBook In Stock Sign In Sign In
Encyclopedia of Protestantism, Second Edition
–––––– eBook In Stock Sign In Sign In

Standing Order Plan

A Standing Order Plan saves you both time and money without risking a penny of your acquisitions budget. The number of copies you indicate of each new title under the plan you select will automatically as the new edition becomes available. If, for any reason, you wish to cancel your subscription to the plan, please contact our Customer Service Department.

Standing Order Plan available for The World Almanac® for Kids:
Plan WK1 Single-title hardcover edition at 20% discount

You can use this order form (pdf) to sign up for any of our Standing Order Plans, or you can contact our Customer Service Department:

Email: custserv@factsonfile.com
Phone Number (toll-free): 1-800-322-8755
Fax Number (toll-free): 1-800-678-3633

FREE Learning Resources