Buddhism is a prominent eastern religion founded in India about 500 years before Christ by a man named Siddhartha Gautama, who came to be known as the "Buddha" or "enlightened one." With roughly 500 million adherents, Buddhism is one of the world's largest religions. While by far most concentrated in Asia, Buddhism has been on the rise in the West since the 1960s, particularly in the Western United States. Not only does Buddhism differ from Christianity on individual claims such as who or what is God or what happens to us when we die but also Buddhism and Christianity present entirely different views of the world that touch on every subject of importance.
- If you are Buddhist, please read this first
- What is Buddhism?
- What are the branches of Buddhism
- The Gospel for Buddhists
- Glossary of Buddhist Terms
- The Four Noble Truths: Suffering and Salvation in Buddhism
- The Eightfold Path: The Buddhist Way of Enlightenment
- Anatta: The Buddhist Doctrine of "No self"
- Do Buddhists believe in God?
- Morality in Buddhism
Issues and Answers
- The Arrow Parable and the Search for Truth
- Is Buddhism Compatible with Christianity?
- The Historical Reliability of Buddha and Jesus
- Does it matter that Buddha came long before Jesus?
- Buddhism and the Problem of Language
- Is Karma an adequate foundation for morality?
- Desire, suffering, and eternity: A contrast between Eastern philosophy and the gospel
- Do Buddhism and Christianity have common ground in ethics?