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$19.95 USD ISBN 0-8093-2985-9 ISBN 978-0-8093-2985-4 Sou t her n Illinois Uni v er sit y Pr ess Philosophy / Religion “Understanding Buddhism is one of the most beautiful and least-known books on Buddhism in English, a series of fresh, often stunningly original, essays.” —Huston Smith and Philip Novak, Buddhism: A Concise Introduction “Understanding Buddhism is at once historical, philosophical, dialogic, and humanistic. Jacobson’s approach is profoundly intercultural and universal.” —Kenneth K. Inada “Understanding Buddhism is an extremely well organized study, reflecting clear thinking and lucid style. . . . The scholarly approach is outstanding.” —Herbert Guenther Nolan Pliny Jacobson is the author of The Heart of Buddhist Philosophy , Buddhism: The Religion of Analysis, and Buddhism and the Contemporary World: Change and Self-Correction. Southern Illinois University Press 1915 University Press Drive Mail Code 6806 Carbondale, IL 62901 www.siupress.com Cover illustration: Kamakura Buddha, photographed by the author Printed in the United States of America Jacobson_Understanding_BIP.indd 1 1/20/10 10:58 AM ...

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