The Buddha by John S. Strong
A Short Biography (Oneworld Short Guides)

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This new biography charts not only the life of the Buddha as it happened, but also considers what the life of Siddhartha Gautama still means to Buddhists today.

About John S. Strong

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John S. Strong is the Charles A. Dana Professor of Religion at Bates College. He received an M.A. from Hartford Seminary and a Ph.D. from the University of Chicago. His research and teaching focuses on the History of Religions, Asian Religions, and Buddhist Studies.
Published October 31, 2001 by Oneworld. 224 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Religion & Spirituality, History. Non-fiction

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HEmploying both history and myth in a steady yet open style, Strong has very admirably achieved his goal of producing a "middle way" biography of the Buddha for interested generalists and students alike.

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Paragraph after paragraph begins, “On the boat…” “On the boat we were mostly virgins.” “On the boat we slept down below, in steerage, where it was filthy and dim.” “On the boat we could not have known that when we first saw our husbands we would have no idea who they were.” The Buddha in the...

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