Each chapter ends with a wealth of reference and furthersuggestions for reading and watching. Summing Up:Recommended. Upper–level undergraduates, graduate students,and researchers/faculty. (Choice, 1 October2014)
It is a wonderful tour de force. At last here is a bookthat pays attention to the whole scope of the Theravâdatradition, from its historical developments in various culturalcontexts, to the diversity of its practices, to the evolution andvariety of its doctrines, and to its present–day situations in themodern world.
John Strong, Bates College
[A] wonderful and welcome addition to the field this book will prove to be the best introduction to the study ofTheravada Buddhism available in a Western language for manyyears.
Justin McDaniel, University ofPennsylvania
There is nothing whatsoever like this on the market: sobalanced, comprehensive, easy–to–read, humane,insightful.
Steven Collins, University of Chicago