Geoffrey Parrinder

Geoffrey Parrinder (1910–2005) wrote more than thirty books, taught comparative religion at King’s College London, and worked as a missionary in Benin and Cóte d’Ivoire for nearly two decades. His work frequently focused on African religion. He passed away in 2005.

The Wisdom Of The Early Buddhists

Nonfiction by Geoffrey Parrinder

The historical Buddha, an inspired religious teacher of northern India in the fifth century B.C., left no books of his own for his followers. His wisdom and sayings, however, were collected by his disciples and came to form the basis of one of the world’s major faiths. Geoffrey Parrinder’s The Wisdom of the Early Buddhists is a selection of traditional instruction drawn from the life of the Buddha himself. The texts used are those of the older Theravada (or Hinayana ) branch of the religion, which prevails today in South-east Asia and Sri Lanka.…
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