Zen Buddhism: India and China

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World Wisdom, Inc, Jan 1, 2005 - Religion - 440 pages
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A new edition of Dumoulin's classic two-volume history brings these essential reference works back to students of Zen. This new edition of Volume 1, on the early years of the emergence of Zen through India and China, includes: notes on the new editions by James W. Heisig of the Nanzan Institute for Religion and Culture; a new introduction by John R. McRae of Indiana University; and the complete original text of Heinrich Dumoulin. New developments in the study of Zen are explored in the provocative new introduction, which adds further significance to the remarkable, comprehensive history given by Dumoulin. Book jacket.
 

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Review: Zen Buddhism: A History, India & China (Volume 1)

User Review  - Scott - Goodreads

Heinrich Dumoulin's 2 volume set provides an excellent overview of the history of the development of Zen Buddhism as it was born in India, moved to the China and then to Japan up to modern times and ... Read full review

Review: Zen Buddhism: A History, India & China (Volume 1)

User Review  - Stephen McDonough - Goodreads

Good Historical Foundation of Zen Buddhism. Scholarly work. Read full review

Contents

Foreword to the 1988 Edition
ix
Linguistic Conventions
xv
Note to the 2005 Edition by James W Heisig
xxv
Sakyamuni the Enlightened One
3
The Yogic Element in Buddhism
13
The Essentials of Mahayana
27
4The Mahayana Sutras and Zen
41
Preparations in Chinese Buddhism
63
The Zen Movement after Huineng
155
Characteristics of the Five Houses
211
A Time of Maturation
243
Developments in Culture and Society
265
Epilogue
297
The Northern School of Chinese Zen
303
Abbreviations
343
Chinese Characters
349

The Early Period BodhidharmaHistory and Legend
85
The Split between the Northern and Southern Schools
107
The Sutra of the Sixth Patriarch
123
Genealogical Tables
365
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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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