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Printed pages: 346 alongwith 10 plates. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 034327
Inhaltsangabe: The Gospel of Buddha was an 1894 book by Paul Carus. It was modeled on the New Testament and told the story of Buddha through parables. It was an important tool in introducing Buddhism to the west and is used as a teaching tool by some Asian sects. Carus believed that the modern world required a new Religion of Science. By the 1890s, inspired by the meetings and conversations at the Parliament of the World's Religions in 1893, he had decided that Buddhism was the closest faith to his ideal and created The Gospel of Buddha to popularize the religion in the West. The work was assembled from existing English translations of Buddhists texts, with significant amendments and reworkings. His selection of texts favoured Buddhism as a philosophy without any supernatural elements. While criticized by contemporary scholars, this interpretation proved popular in the West. It proved a popular success, with a number of reprintings. It also influenced the development of Buddhist modernism in East Asia
From the Back Cover: Carus called himself "an atheist who loved God," and he loved the Buddha too, as this classic 1894 introduction to the joys and wisdom of Buddhism continues to testify more than a century later. A bestseller in its time and still a comfort to spiritual seekers and a handy reference for students of mythology and religion, this is a collection of excepts from the foundational texts of Buddhism arranged, Bible style, in chapter and verse.
Carus explains, in his introduction, that some sections are literal copies of translations of ancient texts; other sections are rendered more freely in modern language; but it is all in aid bringing the Buddha's anti-negativism doctrine to contemporary readers, and to world torn by strife and anger and desperate for relief.
Carus' mission continues to be welcome today.
Titel: The Gospel of Buddha
Verlag: Asian Educational Services
Einband: Hard Cover
Buchbeschreibung Hansebooks Okt 2016, 2016. Taschenbuch. Buchzustand: Neu. Neuware - The gospel of Buddha according to old records - Second edition is an unchanged, high-quality reprint of the original edition of 1895. 300 pp. Englisch. Artikel-Nr. 9783743311183
Buchbeschreibung Chicago 1898, 275 pp. a188(). Artikel-Nr. 200359
Buchbeschreibung The Open Court Publishing Company, Chicago, 1898. The Open Court Publishing Company, Chicago 1898. Sixth Edition. xvi, 275 S., 1 Bl., viii, 3 Bl. OLwd. mit Goldprägung u. Kopfgoldschnitt. BFBL 1.042. Hanayama 1622 (Ausgaben 1894 u. 1895 sowie 1628 (1917). - Exemplar aus der Bibliothek "The Theosophical Society Shanghai, China" [Shanghai Lodge]. Gering berieben und minimal bestoßen. Rücken mit Bibliotheksmarke. Vorsatz, Schmutztitel und Titelblatt mit kleinem dezenten chinesischem Stempel. Ein gutes Exemplar. Sprache : en. Artikel-Nr. 010671