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Keown, Damien 1951-

Overview
Works: 41 works in 361 publications in 11 languages and 18,562 library holdings
Genres: Dictionaries  Encyclopedias  History  Reference works  Conference papers and proceedings  Bibliography 
Roles: Author, Editor
Classifications: BJ1289, 294.3
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Damien Keown
Buddhism : a very short introduction by Damien Keown( )

58 editions published between 1996 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 4,018 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
Buddhism : the ebook : an online introduction by Charles S Prebish( )

5 editions published between 2004 and 2010 in English and held by 3,856 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Buddhist ethics : a very short introduction by Damien Keown( )

14 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in English and Spanish and held by 2,093 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
A dictionary of Buddhism by Damien Keown( Book )

31 editions published between 2003 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 1,831 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."--Jacket
Revisioning karma : the ebook( )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 1,057 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Can faiths make peace? : holy wars and the resolution of religious conflicts by Philip Broadhead( )

13 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 1,042 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
Encyclopedia of Buddhism by Damien Keown( Book )

23 editions published between 2007 and 2013 in English and held by 627 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reflects the current state of scholarship in Buddhist Studies, its entries being written by specialists in many areas, presenting an accurate overview of Buddhist history, thought and practices, most entries having cross-referencing to others and bibliographical references. Contain around 1000 pages and 500,000 words, totalling around 1200 entries
Action dharma : new studies in engaged Buddhism by Christopher S Queen( )

10 editions published between 2001 and 2016 in English and held by 602 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
The nature of Buddhist ethics by Damien Keown( Book )

30 editions published between 1991 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 523 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
Buddhist studies from India to America : essays in honor of Charles S. Prebish by Damien Keown( )

17 editions published between 2005 and 2010 in English and held by 508 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
Introducing Buddhism by Charles S Prebish( Book )

18 editions published between 2006 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 446 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 )

22 editions published between 1995 and 2001 in English and Undetermined and held by 426 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
Contemporary Buddhist ethics by Damien Keown( Book )

18 editions published between 2000 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 380 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This text examines a range of contemporary moral issues from a Buddhist perspective and brings together the views of leading scholars on a range of controversial subjects
Buddhism and abortion by Damien Keown( Book )

16 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and held by 362 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This is the first book to explore the abortion question from a range of Buddhist cultural and ethical perspectives. The approach is interdisciplinary and will be of relevance to those working in such fields as law, ethics, medicine, philosophy, religion, the social sciences and women's studies."--BOOK JACKET
Buddhism and human rights by Wayne Rollen Husted( Book )

14 editions published between 1997 and 2012 in English and held by 309 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Universal Declaration of Human Rights
Buddhism by Damien Keown( Book )

21 editions published between 1996 and 2016 in 6 languages and held by 205 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From its origins in India over two millennia ago, Buddhism spread throughout Asia and the world. This far-reaching and accessible introduction explains how Buddhism began, developed into its present-day form, and evolved in the West--where it now exerts increasing cultural influence. Complete with maps, diagrams, and illustrations, "Buddhism" provides detailed coverage of key topics such as karma, rebirth, meditation, and ethics, along with the distinguishing features of the main schools
Destroying Mara forever : Buddhist ethics essays in honor of Damien Keown( Book )

8 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 122 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 )

11 editions published between 2001 and 2017 in German and held by 63 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Buddhismo by Damien Keown( Book )

3 editions published between 1999 and 2010 in Italian and held by 36 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Buddhism : a very short introduction by Damien Keown( Recording )

3 editions published between 2003 and 2018 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book explains how Buddhism began and how it evolved into its present-day form. The central teachings and practices are [given], and key topics such as karma and rebirth, meditation, ethics, and Buddhism in the West, receive ... coverage. The distinguishing features of the main schools--such as Tibetan and Zen Buddhism--are ... explained. The book will be of interest to anyone seeking a sound basic understanding of Buddhism.-Cover p. [ii]
 
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Buddhism : a very short introduction
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Buddhism : the ebook : an online introductionBuddhist ethics : a very short introductionA dictionary of BuddhismCan faiths make peace? : holy wars and the resolution of religious conflictsEncyclopedia of BuddhismAction dharma : new studies in engaged BuddhismThe nature of Buddhist ethicsBuddhist studies from India to America : essays in honor of Charles S. Prebish
Alternative Names
Damien Keown filósofo británico

Damien Keown philosophe britannique

Guan, Damian 1951-

Keoun, Damʹen 1951-

Keoun, Damien V. 1951-

Keown, Damien

Keown, Damien V.

Keown, Damien V. 1951-

Кеоун, Дамьен 1951-

دامني كيون، 1951-

关大眠

關大眠 1951-

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