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Prebish, Charles S.

Overview
Works: 39 works in 227 publications in 2 languages and 20,009 library holdings
Genres: Dictionaries  History  Bibliography  Encyclopedias  Rules  Introductions  Conference papers and proceedings 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other
Classifications: BQ130, 294.303
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works about Charles S Prebish
 
Most widely held works by Charles S Prebish
Buddhism--a modern perspective by Charles S Prebish( Book )

19 editions published between 1975 and 1995 in 3 languages and held by 941 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Historical dictionary of Buddhism by Charles S Prebish( Book )

14 editions published between 1993 and 1997 in English and held by 887 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The faces of Buddhism in America by Kenneth Ken'ichi Tanaka( Book )

13 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and Undetermined and held by 869 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Buddhism is the fastest growing religion in the United States, with adherents estimated in the several millions. But what exactly defines a "Buddhist"? This has been a much-debated question in recent years, particularly in regard to the religion's bifurcation into two camps: the so-called "imported" or ethnic Buddhism of Asian immigrants and the "convert" Buddhism of a mostly middle-class, liberal, intellectual elite. In this collection the authors bring together some of the leading voices in Buddhist studies to examine the debates surrounding contemporary Buddhism's many faces. The contributors investigate newly Americanized Asian traditions such as Tibetan, Zen, Nichiren, Jodo Shinshu, and Theravada Buddhism and the changes they undergo to meet the expectations of a Western culture desperate for spiritual guidance. Race, feminism, homosexuality, psychology, environmentalism, and notions of authority are some of the issues confronting Buddhism for the first time in its three-thousand-year history and are powerfully addressed here. In recent years American Buddhism has been featured as a major story on ABC television news, National Public Radio, and in other national media. A strong new Buddhist journalism is emerging in the United States, and American Buddhism has made its way onto the Internet. The faces of Buddhism in America are diverse, active, and growing, and this book will be a valuable resource for anyone interested in understanding this vital religious movement
Luminous passage : the practice and study of Buddhism in America by Charles S Prebish( Book )

10 editions published in 1999 in English and Undetermined and held by 653 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Luminous Passage, Charles S. Prebish revisits the expanding frontier of the fastest growing religion in North America and describes its historical development, its diversity, and the significance of this ancient tradition at century's end. More than anything else, this is a book about American Buddhist communities (sanghas) and about life within those communities. Prebish considers various Buddhist practices, rituals, and liturgies, as well as the ways these communities have confronted the changing American spiritual landscape. In profiling several different sanghas Prebish reveals the ways that Buddhism is being both reinvented and Westernized. He includes the first exploration of the American Buddhist "cybersangha," a community that has emerged from recent developments in information-exchange technology, and discusses the growing community of "scholar-practitioners." The interactions of Buddhist identities that are related to ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, social engagement, and the healing professions are also examined. Finally, Prebish appraises the state of Buddhism at the millennium. Placing the development of American Buddhism squarely in the midst of the religion's general globalization, he argues for an ecumenical movement which will embrace Buddhist communities worldwide. --From publisher's description
The A to Z of Buddhism by Charles S Prebish( Book )

6 editions published between 2001 and 2003 in English and held by 593 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Encyclopedia of Buddhism by Damien Keown( Book )

17 editions published between 2007 and 2013 in English and held by 531 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reflects the state of scholarship in Buddhist Studies, its entries being written by specialists in many areas, presenting an overview of Buddhist history, thought and practices, most entries having cross-referencing to others and bibliographical references. This work contains around 1000 pages and 500,000 words, totalling around 1200 entries
Buddhist monastic discipline: the Sanskrit Prātimokṣa sūtras of the Mahāsāṃghikas and Mūlasarvāstivādins by Charles S Prebish( Book )

21 editions published between 1975 and 2010 in English and held by 514 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Westward dharma : Buddhism beyond Asia( Book )

14 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 474 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The first authoritative volume on the totality of Buddhism in the West, Westward Dharma establishes a comparative and theoretical perspective for considering the amazing variety of Buddhist traditions, schools, centers, and teachers that have developed outside of Asia
Buddhism in the modern world : adaptations of an ancient tradition by Steven Heine( Book )

12 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 441 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The history of Buddhism has been characterized by an ongoing tension between attempts to preserve traditional ideals and modes of practice and the need to adapt to changing cultural conditions. Many developments in Buddhist history, such as the infusion of esoteric rituals, the rise of devotionalism and lay movements, and the assimilation of warrior practices, reflect the impact of widespread social changes on traditional religious structures. At the same time, Buddhism has been able to maintain its doctrinal purity to a remarkable degree. This volume explores how traditional Buddhist communities have responded to the challenges of modernity, such as science and technology, colonialism, and globalization. Editors Steven Heine and Charles S. Prebish have commissioned ten essays by leading scholars, each examining a particular traditional Buddhist school in its cultural context. The essays consider how the encounter with modernity has impacted the disciplinary, textual, ritual, devotional, practical, and sociopolitical traditions of Buddhist thought throughout Asia. Taken together, these essays reveal the diversity and vitality of contemporary Buddhism and offer a wide-ranging look at the way Buddhism interacts with the modern world
Introducing Buddhism by Charles S Prebish( Book )

16 editions published between 2006 and 2010 in English and held by 429 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The key teachings of Buddhism are explained clearly in this text, and the historical development and spread of the religion is traced from its beginnings
Religion and sport : the meeting of sacred and profane by Charles S Prebish( Book )

9 editions published in 1993 in English and Undetermined and held by 301 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Buddhism and human rights by Wayne Rollen Husted( Book )

10 editions published between 1997 and 2012 in English and held by 273 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Universal Declaration of Human Rights
Action dharma : new studies in engaged Buddhism by Christopher S Queen( Book )

9 editions published between 2001 and 2013 in English and held by 240 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Action Dharma charts the emergence of a new chapter in an ancient faith - the rise of social service and political activism in Buddhist Asia and the West. Fourteen new essays treat the historical origins, global range, teachings and practices, and leaders and organizations that make up the latest turning of the Dharma. Environmentalism and peace walks through the minefields of Southeast Asia, the future of the 'untouchables' of Japan, and outreach to minorities and inmates of the criminal justice system in the West are some of the challenging topics considered
A survey of Vinaya literature by Charles S Prebish( Book )

14 editions published between 1994 and 2016 in English and held by 121 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The most important research tool for vinaya studies. Covers both primary and secondary sources in Sanskrit, Pali, Tibetan, and Chinese as well as modern sources in English, French, German and Japanese
Buddhist studies from India to America : essays in honor of Charles S. Prebish by Damien Keown( Book )

2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 118 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book covers the four main areas of Charles Prebish's work: Vinaya studies and ethics; history of Buddhist schools; Western Buddhism; Interreligious dialogue
Destroying Mara forever : Buddhist ethics essays in honor of Damien Keown( Book )

8 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 97 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A thought-provoking collection of essays on Buddhist ethics by some of the leading thinkers in the field"--Page 4 of cover
Buddhist ethics : a cross-cultural approach by Charles S Prebish( Book )

2 editions published in 1992 in Undetermined and English and held by 69 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Buddhism : the ebook : an online introduction by Charles S Prebish( Book )

5 editions published between 2004 and 2010 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Buddhism : the American experience by Charles S Prebish( )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Revisioning karma : the ebook( )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Alternative Names
Prebish, Charles Stuart.

Languages
English (195)

Korean (2)

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Historical dictionary of BuddhismThe faces of Buddhism in AmericaLuminous passage : the practice and study of Buddhism in AmericaThe A to Z of BuddhismEncyclopedia of BuddhismBuddhist monastic discipline: the Sanskrit Prātimokṣa sūtras of the Mahāsāṃghikas and MūlasarvāstivādinsWestward dharma : Buddhism beyond AsiaBuddhism in the modern world : adaptations of an ancient tradition