Classic and Contemporary Buddhist Works

Buddhist Teaching in India - Praise

“Johannes Bronkhorst’s Buddhist Teaching in India is a most welcome addition to the growing literature on early Indian Buddhism. Its structure is clear and precise, and the text is thorough, highly readable, and accurate. It will have useful application for both scholars and students and can easily be incorporated into classroom use.”—Charles Prebish, Redd Chair in Religious Studies, Utah State University, and co-author of Introducing Buddhism

“In this wonderful contribution to the field of Buddhist studies, Johannes Bronkhorst provides a historical context for the earliest centuries of the Buddha’s teachings in India. He delineates what the Buddha inherited, transformed, and originated, and the ways that scholars, both American and European, have struggled to make sense of Buddhist doctrine and its place in Indian history. Bronkhorst explains the central ideas of Indian Buddhism with great dexterity, placing them in conversation with the teachings of other traditions, such as Jainism and Brahmanism. With abundant examples from canonical materials, Bronkhorst makes the subtleties of scholarly debates come alive for both laymen and scholars.”—Andy Rotman, Professor of Religion, Smith College, and translator of Divine Stories: Divyavadana