The British Discovery of Buddhism By Philip C. Almond
Publisher: Cambridge University Press 1988-08-26 | 200 Pages | ISBN: 0521355036 | DjVu | 1.1 mb
This is the first book to examine the British discovery of Buddhism during the Victorian period. It was only during the nineteenth century that Buddhism became, in the western mind, a religious tradition separate from Hinduism. As a result, Buddha emerge from a realm of myth and was addressed as a historical figure. Almond's exploration of British interpretations of Buddhismof its founder, its doctrines, its ethics, its social practices, its truth and valueilluminates more than the various aspects of Buddhist culture: it sheds light on the Victorian society making these judgements.