Chapter 30. Buddhism

  1. Philip Goff Director Professor
  1. Charles S. Prebish

Published Online: 16 APR 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9781444324082.ch30

The Blackwell Companion to Religion in America

The Blackwell Companion to Religion in America

How to Cite

Prebish, C. S. (2010) Buddhism, in The Blackwell Companion to Religion in America (ed P. Goff), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444324082.ch30

Editor Information

  1. Indiana University – Purdue University Indianapolis, USA

Author Information

  1. Utah State University, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 16 APR 2010
  2. Published Print: 23 APR 2010

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405169363

Online ISBN: 9781444324082



  • Buddhism;
  • Étienne Lamotte's exciting volume Histoire du bouddhisme indien;
  • early 1970s, Buddhist groups on the American scene;
  • Robert Ellwood's Religious and Spiritual Groups in Modern America and The Eagle and the Rising Sun;
  • three surveys of Buddhism on the American scene - serious limitations;
  • Richard Seager's Buddhism in America (1999);
  • North American continent, locus for communities from every Buddhist sectarian division;
  • scholarly literature on American Buddhism, reflecting the circumstance;
  • American Buddhist movement, seen in its rapidly growing numbers;
  • American Buddhism of hybridity - mixing of traditions and interreligious dialogue, entire tradition forward


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Bibliography