Zen Buddhism: A History, Volume 1

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Macmillan, 1988 - Religion - 349 pages
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This book offers a detailed account of the history, development, ideas and image of the Zen school of Mahayana Buddhism. The author explores the origins of Zen, from its roots in the Buddhist and Yoga traditions of ancient India to the influence of Taoism on its formation and growth in China.

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Contents

Sakyamuni the Enlightened One
3
The Yogic Element in Buddhism
13
The Essentials of Mahayana
27
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About the author (1988)

Heinrich Dumoulin (1905-1995) was one of the world's leading scholars of Zen and the author of several books on Zen and Buddhism, including A History of Zen Buddhism, Buddhism in the Modern World, and Christianity Meets Buddhism. He was for many years Professor of Philosophy and History of Religions at Sophia University in Japan.

James W. Heisig is professor and permanent research fellow at the Nanzan Institute for Religion and Culture in Nagoya, Japan.

Knitter teaches in the theology department of Xavier University, Cincinnati, Ohio. He is a pioneer in the area of interreligious dialogue.

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