The Buddha A Beginner's Guide, by Strong, John S.
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- ISBN: 9781851686261 | 1851686266
- Cover: Paperback
- Copyright: 4/1/2009
From his many births to his deathbed deeds, this authoritative biography unites the Buddha of history with the Buddha of legend in a bid to reveal the lasting spiritual relevance at the heart of the Buddhist tradition. Acclaimed scholar John Strong examines not only the historical texts, but also the supernatural accounts that surround this great religious figure, uncovering the roots of many Buddhist beliefs and practices. John Strong is Professor and Chair of the Department of Philosophy and Religion at Bates College in Maine, USA.