Date of Award
Master of Arts (MA)
At first sight the problem of the sources of Buddhism seems to require merely a study of the life and teachings of Gotama. or Sakyamuni, the "Buddha" or "enlightsned one." The existence even of such a person has been questioned, however. Many scholars question his importance in the development of Buddhism, and even in the field of his life and career there is a great variety in the theories which have been seriously held by western scholars. It is the purpose of this thesis to study these problems and to arrive at the true solution of the sources of Buddhism.
Hill, T. Newton, "The Sources of Buddhism" (1917). Graduate Thesis Collection. Paper 46.