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This course guide aims to provide relevant library resources on Buddhism, its ideas, practices, and development for REL 212 - Buddhist Religious Traditions.


The religion of Buddhism originated in India during 525 BCE. Siddhartha Gautama, referred to as the Buddha, was a prince who became disillusioned with his life of wealth (Palmisano, 2001). Buddhism includes various philosophical and cultural traditions based on the teachings of Buddha.

This guide aims to provide information on the available resources about Buddhism, its origins, developments, and other socio-political and cultural issues for REL 212: Buddhist Religious Traditions. 

This includes:

  • Books and eBooks
  • Journals and Periodicals
  • Databases
  • Websites and Other Relevant Sites


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Buddhism. (2001). In J. M. Palmisano (Ed.), World of sociology, Gale. Gale. Credo Reference:

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