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Keown, Damien 1951-

Works: 40 works in 344 publications in 11 languages and 19,119 library holdings
Genres: Dictionaries  Encyclopedias  History  Reference works  Conference papers and proceedings  Bibliography 
Roles: Author, Editor
Classifications: BJ1289, 294.3
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Damien Keown
Buddhism : a very short introduction by Damien Keown( Book )

57 editions published between 1996 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 1,658 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 )

31 editions published between 2003 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 1,359 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 )

14 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in English and Spanish and held by 609 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 )

23 editions published between 2007 and 2013 in English and held by 559 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
The nature of Buddhist ethics by Damien Keown( Book )

28 editions published between 1991 and 2014 in English and held by 512 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this book the author considers data from early and later schools of Buddhism in an attempt to provide an overall characterisation of the structure of Buddhist ethics. The author argues against the intellectualization of Buddhism and in favour of a new understanding of the tradition in terms of which ethics plays an absolutely central role
Introducing Buddhism by Charles S Prebish( Book )

18 editions published between 2006 and 2010 in English and held by 443 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 )

21 editions published between 1995 and 2001 in English and Undetermined and held by 415 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 by Damien Keown( Book )

15 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and held by 350 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
Contemporary Buddhist ethics by Damien Keown( Book )

19 editions published between 2000 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 343 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 human rights by Wayne Rollen Husted( Book )

12 editions published between 1997 and 2012 in English and held by 276 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 241 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 173 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. If religion is on trial, the evidence against it so often seems damning. But is the picture really as grim as has been painted? Very little is heard in defence of religion and few attempts have been made to put the other side of the case. 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 that 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 )

15 editions published between 1996 and 2016 in 6 languages and held by 110 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 98 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 63 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Buddhismo by Damien Keown( Book )

3 editions published between 1999 and 2010 in Italian and held by 38 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A very short introduction by Damien Keown( Book )

1 edition published in 2005 in Undetermined and held by 9 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 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-


關大眠 1951-

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