Peoples of the Buddhist World

Peoples of the Buddhist World

Author: Paul Hattaway

Publisher: William Carey Library

ISBN: 0878083618

Category: Buddhism

Page: 453

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In the past 20 years, Christians around the world have launched initiatives to reach Muslims, Communists, Hindus and other major unreached people groups but the Buddhist world has largely been overlooked. Hundreds of millions of Buddhists continue to live and die without any exposure to the Gospel. In Peoples of the Buddhist World, researcher and author Paul Hattaway graphically presents prayer profiles of more than 200 Buddhist people groups around the world, beautifully illustrated with color pictures throughout. In addition, experts have contributed articles on various aspects of Buddhism, helping the reader to learn, pray and work until that day when "the kingdom of the world has become the kingdom of our Lord and of his Christ and he will reign for ever and ever" (Rev. 11:15).--From publisher's description.

Sharing Jesus Effectively in the Buddhist World

Sharing Jesus Effectively in the Buddhist World

Author: David S. Lim

Publisher: William Carey Library

ISBN: 0878085092

Category: Religion

Page: 394

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This is the third book in the "Sharing Jesus in the Buddhist World" series, written by evangelical mission "reflective practitioners" who are committed to developing more effective ways to win the Buddhist peoples to the Lord Jesus Christ. The opening chapter describes "The Changing Demographic Context of Global Buddhism"; the next six describe some of the best models of mission approaches for reaching Buddhists; and the last four depict some past and present "people movements" or "church planting movements."

The Buddhist World

The Buddhist World

Author: John Powers

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317420170

Category: Religion

Page: 678

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The Buddhist World joins a series of books on the world’s great religions and cultures, offering a lively and up-to-date survey of Buddhist studies for students and scholars alike. It explores regional varieties of Buddhism and core topics including buddha-nature, ritual, and pilgrimage. In addition to historical and geo-political views of Buddhism, the volume features thematic chapters on philosophical concepts such as ethics, as well as social constructs and categories such as community and family. The book also addresses lived Buddhism in its many forms, examining the ways in which modernity is reshaping traditional structures, ancient doctrines, and cosmological beliefs.

Communicating Christ in the Buddhist World

Communicating Christ in the Buddhist World

Author: David S. Lim

Publisher: William Carey Library

ISBN: 0878085106

Category: Religion

Page: 280

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This is the fourth and latest volume in the Buddhist World series which includes Sharing Jesus in the Buddhist World, Sharing Jesus Holistically with the Buddhist World, and Sharing Jesus Effectively in the Buddhist World. Compiled from papers presented at the annual SEANET Missiological Forum in Thailand, Communicating Christ in the Buddhist World delivers fresh insights from mission theologians and practitioners. The first four chapters reflect on the theological framework by which Christians can fulfill the biblical mandate to evangelize and transform peoples. The next five chapters consider the significant sociological issues that have arisen in the Christian encounter with Buddhist peoples. The final three suggest some strategic ways forward for effective evangelism in the Buddhist world. May this book challenge the international Christian community to find better ways of relating to and approaching people of other faiths!

Buddhist World

Buddhist World

Author: Glen Valentine

Publisher: Scientific e-Resources

ISBN: 9781839473623

Category:

Page: 324

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Buddhism is a religion practiced by an estimated 495 million in the world, as of the 2010s, representing 9% to 10% of the world's total population. China is the country with the largest population of Buddhists, approximately 244 million or 18.2% of its total population. They are mostly followers of Chinese schools of Mahayana, making this the largest body of Buddhist traditions. Mahayana, also practiced in broader East Asia, is followed by over half of world Buddhists. The second largest body of Buddhist schools is Theravada, mostly followed in Southeast Asia. The third and smallest body of schools, Vajrayana, is followed mostly in Tibet, the Himalayan region, Mongolia and parts of Russia, but has been disseminated throughout the world. Buddhism was almost entirely unknown in western countries until the 19th century. European diplomats and scholars who travelled and lived in Asia collected Buddhist texts to have them translated into English, German and French. Awareness of Buddhism arrived in the United States around the 1840's when the first Chinese immigrants settled in the western part of the country. Still, in general Buddhism remained poorly understood in the west until the 1960's when the first Buddhist teachers started arriving and quickly found thousands of followers. However curious westerners without serious study tended to view Buddhism as more of a mystic movement, rather than an encompassing spirituality involving meditation. Buddhism gained more popularity across Western culture by the end of the 20th century, when celebrities and other well-known people like Steve Jobs, Richard Gere or Phil Jackson openly talked about the positive influence Buddhism has had on their lives. The author of this book has joined the debate and examines the issues bringing fresh insights on the subject. In this book the author seeks to prove that the consciousness of the individual and individuality, which at the empirical level involves the rise of private property, family and the state, finds its most sophisticated and rational expression in early Buddhism.

What Makes You Not a Buddhist

What Makes You Not a Buddhist

Author: Dzongsar Jamyang Khyentse

Publisher: Shambhala Publications

ISBN: 9781590305706

Category: Religion

Page: 144

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An innovative meditation master cuts through common misconceptions about Buddhism, revealing what it truly means to walk the path of the Buddha So you think you're a Buddhist? Think again. Tibetan Buddhist master Dzongsar Jamyang Khyentse, one of the most creative and innovative lamas teaching today, throws down the gauntlet to the Buddhist world, challenging common misconceptions, stereotypes, and fantasies. In What Makes You Not a Buddhist, Khyentse reviews the four core truths of the tradition, using them as a lens through which readers can examine their everyday lives. With wit and irony, he urges readers to move beyond the superficial trappings of Buddhism—beyond the romance with beads, incense, or exotic robes—straight to the heart of what the Buddha taught. Khyentse's provocative, non-traditional approach to Buddhism will resonate with students of all stripes and anyone eager to bring this ancient religious tradition into their 21st-century lives.

Sharing Jesus Holistically with the Buddhist World

Sharing Jesus Holistically with the Buddhist World

Author: David Lim

Publisher: William Carey Library

ISBN: 0878085084

Category: Religion

Page: 342

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This book contains the works of a group of Evangelical mission "reflective practitioners," who are committed to developing ways to evangelize the Buddhist peoples of the world. As various forms of Buddhism gain popularity, this network tries to disclose creative approaches to reach them with the gospel communicated in culturally sensitive ways and with transformational impact. The five major dimensions of a holistic witness among Buddhist peoples discussed in this book are: experiential dialogue, intellectual dialogue, biblical exposition, cultural sensitivity, and economic development. We invite readers to gain access to the first volume, Sharing Jesus in the Buddhist World, which consists of nine papers that provide the framework and some concrete models of cultural-sensitive "contextualized" witness to peoples of Buddhist faith. It will serve as a rich resource for those concerned with the issues raised in this book.

Buddhism for the People in the West

Buddhism for the People in the West

Author: Nils Horn

Publisher: BookRix

ISBN: 9783748728504

Category: Religion

Page: 171

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We get the basic knowledge of Buddhism. In simple entertaining chapters, the book introduces us into the world of Buddhism. We understand the most important principles of Buddhism and find our own way of a meaningful life.

Agents of Peace

Agents of Peace

Author: Joseph Naft

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 9780595094158

Category: Fiction

Page: 304

View: 802

Agents of Peace presents a journey of spiritual discovery, fusing ancient practices and modern problems. Corrado Borsini, a successful businessman, recently divorced by his wife and shaken by the death of his father, launches into a search for meaning. He finds it in the person of Elizabeth Rikovic and the international Peace Group, which applies spiritual practices and principles in responding to crime, war, and environmental devastation around the world. Corrado, ever the skeptic, enters a Peace Group training center near Konya, Turkey to learn sacred disciplines (Buddhist, Sufi and Christian) which bring him into the depths of his soul. In the company of close friends and a troubled new relationship, Corrado undergoes a sometimes wrenching inner transformation that opens him to a new life. He experiences the drama and excitement of the path to the sacred and its interplay with everyday life. The minds and hearts of his Peace Group teachers and colleagues unveil the subtleties of spiritual practice and the impact of personal crises.