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Keown, Damien 1951-

Works: 37 works in 297 publications in 10 languages and 18,260 library holdings
Genres: Dictionaries  Encyclopedias  History  Conference papers and proceedings 
Roles: Author, Editor
Classifications: BJ1289, 294.303
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Damien Keown
Buddhism : a very short introduction by Damien Keown( Book )

38 editions published between 1996 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 1,560 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This accessible volume covers both the teachings of the Buddha and the integration of Buddhism into daily life. Words such as "karma" and "nirvana" have entered our vocabulary, but what do they really mean? Keown has taught Buddhism at an introductory level for many years, and in this book he provides a lively, challenging response to frequently asked questions
A dictionary of Buddhism by Damien Keown( Book )

32 editions published between 2003 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 1,364 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"With over 2,000 entries, this illustrated dictionary is the most up-to-date and comprehensive of its kind. It features broad-ranging entries on the history and doctrines of the major Buddhist schools, information on the spread of Buddhism in Asia and the West, and coverage of issues of contemporary concern such as human rights, abortion, euthanasia, 'engaged Buddhism', and the role of women in Buddhist teachings."--BOOK JACKET
Buddhist ethics : a very short introduction by Damien Keown( Book )

12 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in English and Spanish and held by 592 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Recent interest in Buddhist thought has grown dramatically, and with it the desire to understand contemporary ethics from a Buddhist perspective. Looking at issues such as animal rights, the environment, abortion and cloning, the author explains mainstream Buddhist teachings on a wide range of debates
Encyclopedia of Buddhism by Damien Keown( Book )

22 editions published between 2007 and 2013 in English and held by 550 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
The nature of Buddhist ethics by Damien Keown( Book )

21 editions published between 1992 and 2014 in English and held by 509 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this book the author considers data from both early and later schools of Buddhism in an attempt to provide an overall characterisation of the structure of Buddhist ethics. The importance of ethics in the Buddha's teachings is widely acknowledged, but the pursuit of ethical ideals has up to now been widely held to be secondary to the attainment of knowledge. Drawing on the Aristotelian tradition of ethics Dr. Keown argues against this intellectualization of Buddhism and in favour of a new understanding of the tradition in terms of which ethics plays an absolutely central role. In the course of this reassessment many basic concepts such as karma, nirvana, and the Eightfold Path, are reviewed and presented in a fresh light. The book will be of interest to readers with a background in either Buddhist studies or comparative religious ethics
Introducing Buddhism by Charles S Prebish( Book )

15 editions published between 2006 and 2010 in English and held by 427 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
Buddhism & bioethics by Damien Keown( Book )

17 editions published between 1995 and 2001 in English and held by 410 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Issues such as abortion, embryo research and euthanasia have been discussed exhaustively from the standpoint of Western philosophy and religion, but so far the voice of Buddhism has been little heard in the debate. Although widely respected for its benevolent and humanistic values, Buddhism has not so far shown how its ethical principles can be applied in a consistent manner to contemporary moral dilemmas. Drawing on both ancient and modern sources, this book sets out the basis of a Buddhist response to the major ethical questions posed by modern medicine
Buddhism and abortion( Book )

13 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and held by 350 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contemporary Buddhist ethics by Damien Keown( Book )

17 editions published between 2000 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 338 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This innovative volume brings together the views of leading scholars on a range of controversial subjects including human rights, animal rights, ecology, abortion, euthanasia, and contemporary business practice
Buddhism and human rights by Wayne Rollen Husted( Book )

12 editions published between 1997 and 2012 in English and held by 278 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
Can faiths make peace? : holy wars and the resolution of religious conflicts( Book )

12 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 169 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It is often alleged that religion is a major cause of war and dissent. History is littered with the wreckage of religious conflict, from the crusades onwards, and it is frequently maintained that it is religion which is the tinderbox that ignites so many regional disputes - from Bosnia's ethnic cleansing to the ongoing conflict in Iraq. Very little is heard in defence of religion. The essays in this volume are among the first systematically to explore the role of religion as a force for peace, both historically and in the contemporary world. They focus on the efforts which have been made by individuals, communities and religious groups to secure conflict-resolution and replace hostility with tolerance and mutual respect. Specific topics explored include: nationalism and religious conflict; revolution and religious wars; the impact of secularisation; ethnicity and religion; conflict over holy places; and making and keeping the peace
Buddhist studies from India to America : essays in honor of Charles S. Prebish by Damien Keown( Book )

17 editions published between 2005 and 2010 in English and held by 148 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
Buddhism by Damien Keown( Book )

12 editions published between 1996 and 2009 in 6 languages and held by 104 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Destroying Mara forever : Buddhist ethics essays in honor of Damien Keown( Book )

8 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 96 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
Der Buddhismus : eine kurze Einführung by Damien Keown( Book )

10 editions published between 2001 and 2014 in German and held by 57 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Buddhismo by Damien Keown( Book )

3 editions published between 1999 and 2010 in Italian and held by 37 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A very short introduction by Damien Keown( Book )

1 edition published in 2005 in Undetermined and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Interest in Buddhist thought has grown dramatically, and with it, the desire to understand where Buddhism stands on a range of contemporary ethical questions, which have not been traditionally addressed. This work examines issues including animal rights, the environment, abortion, and cloning, from a Buddhist perspective
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

Revisioning karma : the ebook( )

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

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A dictionary of Buddhism
Alternative Names
Damien Keown British philosopher

Keoun, Damʹen 1951-

Keoun, Damien V. 1951-

Keown, Damien

Keown, Damien V. 1951-

Кеоун, Дамьен 1951-

دامني كيون، 1951-


A dictionary of BuddhismBuddhist ethics : a very short introductionEncyclopedia of BuddhismThe nature of Buddhist ethicsIntroducing BuddhismBuddhism & bioethicsBuddhism and abortionContemporary Buddhist ethics