- Paperback: 180 pages
- Publisher: Oneworld Publications; New edition edition (29 May 1997)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1851681329
- ISBN-13: 978-1851681327
- Product Dimensions: 14 x 1.3 x 21.1 cm
- Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars See all reviews (1 customer review)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 2,563,023 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Buddhism and the Mythology of Evil: A Study in Theravada Buddhism Paperback – 29 May 1997
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The book is academic, well-referenced and well-researched, yet easy to read. I don't entirely like his methods of referencing - for example, a reference to "S. B. E. Vol 42." is hard to follow, as the Bibliography is subsorted thematically, meaning I had to look up "S" in half a dozen different sub-bibliographies. Even after that, I couldn't find it, so I searched all referenced titles looking for any published work that spelled out the initials "S. B. E.". Later on, I found that on an "acronyms" page it told me that it stood for "Sacred Books of the East", but with no publisher information. So I resorted to an internet search to find out that it was a 50-volume behemoth compiled by Max Müller, published by the Oxford University Press between 1879 and 1910. My point is that Ling's method of referencing can easily have you running around in circles.