Zen Catholicism

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Gracewing Publishing, 1994 - Catholicism - Religious life - 228 pages
The author's reflection upon Zen Buddhism and Catholicism has shown many points of contact between them, in spite of their divergent rituals and philosophies. Although he warns against the weaknesses of Zen, he urges Westerners in general, and Catholics in particular, to draw from its strengths, suggesting that the harmony Zen points to at the heart of religion could bring the West freedom from unnecessary anxiety and a new awareness of the peace of God.
 

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Lately got in to zen so have been rummaging through some works by Catholic priest-intellectuals from as far back as the mid 60s (besides Merton)for insight on tying together East and West. I was as ... Read full review

Contents

CHAPTER
3
modified by the mind of each believer p 7 The inadequacy
9
of Zen p 108 Mountains are mountains and waters
12
Widespread interest in Zen p 10 Buddhism and Christian
15
A childs question p 22 Gods providential plan p 23 I
23
and me p 29 The ego and its subjectobject relationship
32
St Thomas on Gods part in evil pp 356 Our attitude
38
HAVING ONES OWN WAY p
43
monks p 68 What is to be done about egoawareness? p
68
when understood p 75 Soul and body work together p
75
pp 601
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CHAPTER SEVEN
116
of the Cross p 145 The Cloud of Unknowing on contem
146
ones true selfegolessly p
160
On Monasticism p
171
Saint Thomas Aquinas p
183

Looking and listening p 48 Enhancing the ego by grasping
50
not to be equated with religion itself p 56 The Churchs
58
THE IMPORTANCE OF NOT BEING EARNEST p
62

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