Buddhism Comparison Essay by cee-cee

A review of the philosophies behind the religion of Buddhism.
# 110203 | 1,175 words | 2 sources | MLA | 2008 | US
Published on Dec 17, 2008 in Ethnic Studies (Asia) , Religion and Theology (Buddhism)

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The paper discusses the religion of Buddhism, its sources, beliefs and also compares it to Christianity. The paper examines the question of why Theravada Buddhism - more than Zen and Mahayana Buddhism - seems to have found a place among those Westerners who have taken an interest in Buddhism. This paper also reviews the precepts and philosophies put forward by those interpreting Theravada Buddhism. IN addition, the paper compares Theravada with Zen and Mahayana Buddhism (and Shin Buddhism, a form of Mahayana).

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Coleman, James William. The New Buddhism: The Western Transformation of an Ancient Tradition. Oxford, New York: Oxford University Press, 2001.
  • Rothberg, Donald. "Responding to the Cries of the World: Socially Engaged Buddhism in North America." The Faces of Buddhism in America. Eds. Charles S. Prebish and Kenneth K. Tanaka. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1998. 266-286.

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