Zen Buddhism: Japan (Google eBook)

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World Wisdom, Inc, Jan 1, 2005 - Religion - 520 pages
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In this second volume of his classic history, one of the world's foremost Zen scholars turns his attention to the development of Zen in Japan.
  

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Review: Zen Buddhism, Volume 2: A History (Japan) (Treasures of the World's Religions)

User Review  - Rick - Goodreads

A slog. A better editor would have reduced this book's repetition and simplified its chaotic structure. Read full review

Review: Zen Buddhism, Volume 2: A History (Japan) (Treasures of the World's Religions)

User Review  - Troy Couillard - Goodreads

In spite of some recognized biases & inaccuracies I think it is still an excellent resource for this history. Very accessible and readable. Read full review

Contents

The Planting of Zen ln Japan
3
Dogen
51
The Soto School after Dogen
121
Expansion and Achievement to the End of
149
The Rinka Monasteries
185
Zen in Art and Culture
221
The Beginnings of Japans Modern Period
259
The Zen Schools during the Tokugawa Period
299
Hakuin
367
Epilogue
421
Abbreviations
427
Chinese Characters
433
Genealogical Tables
453
Bibliography
465
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About the author (2005)

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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