What Catholics Should Know About Buddhism


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Even with today’s cultural diversity, many Catholics are still not fully acquainted with the centuries-old Buddhist legacy of belief and practice. Some Catholics know only the distorted image of Buddhism found in outdated Western scholarship: the portrayal of Buddhism as a nihilistic religion in which traditional values and beliefs are unfounded and existence is senseless. On the contrary, Buddhism is a religion with a long and honorable history. Peter Huff’s brief overview brings forward the values of Buddhism, which have profoundly shaped the cultures of South and East Asia. The pamphlet includes the evolution of Buddhism, major figures and pioneers, and resources for study.

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