Buddhism by Anita Ganeri
  

Synopsis

Buddhism by Anita Ganeri

This general introduction to Buddhism makes a valuable information resource for KS3 and 4 Religious Education students. Written by a highly experienced author of information books for children who was born in India and has made a special study of Eastern religions, it covers the foundation and history of Buddhism. It continues by exploring the beliefs, teachings and practices of modern Buddhism, which includes a look at sacred texts and places of worship. There is a chapter on monks and monasteries and the final chapters focus on Buddhism and society, and its role in the modern world. A special feature of the book is the 'in our own words' panels in which practising Buddhists talk about the experience of being a Buddhist today. There are numerous panels that give more detailed information on specific aspects such as Bodhisattvas and Mandalas, as well as quoting important texts. Maps also show the distribution of believers around the world today and the historical spread of the faith from India. Imaginatively chosen photos with detailed captions extend the range of information presented.An historical timeline, glossary and index all contribute to making this a highly engaging and accessible source of information and thus an essential work of reference for the 11-14 age range.

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Packed full of detailed information with relevant and well-chosen pictures to illustrate the text. -- RE Today 20090901

About the Author

Anita Ganeri

Anita Ganeri spent many years working in the publishing industry as an editor and foreign rights manager before becoming an author. She has written more than 300 books to date, including the award-winning series Horrible Geography. She lives with her family in West Yorkshire, England.

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Book Info

Format

Paperback
48 pages

Author

Anita Ganeri
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Author's Website

www.oxgan.pwp.blueyonder.co...

Publisher

Wayland (Publishers) Ltd an imprint of Hachette Children's Books

Publication date

29th January 2009

ISBN

9780750256315


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