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Showing posts with label Bibliography. Show all posts
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Wednesday, May 13, 2020

The Beginnings of a Christian-Zen Bibliography

Abe, Masao, "Emptiness Is Suchness" in The Buddha Eye, edited by Frederick Franck. NY: Crossroad, 1982

Abe, Masao, Zen and Western Thought. Honolulu, University of Hawaii Press, 1985

Abe, Masao, "John Cobb's Beyond Dialogue" in The Eastern Buddhist, Vol. XVIII, No. 1, Spring 1985

Aquinas, St. Thomas, On Being and Essence. Toronto, Canada, The Pontifical Institute of Medieval Studies, 1949 (out of print)

Aquinas on Being and Essence: A Translation and Interpretation, Joseph Bobik and St. Thomas Aquinas, May 31, 2016

Carlo, William E., The Ultimate Reducibility of Essence to Existence in Existential Metaphysics. The Hague: Nijhoff, 1966

Clarke, W. Norris, "What Cannot Be Said in St. Thomas' Essence-Existence Doctrine" in The New Scholasticism. Baltimore: American Catholic Philosophical Association, 1974

Cobb, John B., Jr. John B. Cobb, Beyond Dialogue - Toward a Mutual Transformation of Christianity and Buddhism. Jul 30, 1998

Cook, Francis H., "The Second Buddhist Christian Theological Encounter: A Report" in The Eastern Buddhist, Vol. XIX, No. 1, Spring 1986

de Finance, Joseph, Etre et Agir. Paris, Beauchesne et ses fils, éditeurs, 1945

de Mello, Anthony, Sadhana: A Way to God. St. Louis, MO: The Institute of Jesuit Sources, 1978

Dumoulin, Heinrich, Christianity Meets Buddhism. La Salle, IL: Open Court, 1974

Eusden, John Dykstra, Zen and Christian: The Journey Between. NY: Crossroad, 1981

Fabro, Cornelio, La Nozione Metafisica di Partecipazione. Torino: Società editrice internationale, 1950

Fields, Rick, How the Swans Came to the Lake. Boulder, CO: Shambhala, 1981

Gardeil, le Pilre A., La structure de l'ame et L'expérience Mystique. Paris: Librairie Victor Lecoffre, 1927

Gardet, Louis and Olivier Lacombe, L'expérience du soi. Paris, Desclée de Brouwer, 1981(only the Italian version in print)

Gardet, Louis, Etudes de philosophie et de Mystique comparées. Paris: Librairie philosophique J. Vrin, 1972 (out of print)

Gilkey, Langdon, "Abe Masao's Zen and Western Thought" in The Eastern Buddhist, Vol. XIX, No. 2, Autumn 1986

Gilson, Etienne, Being and Some Philosophers. Toronto, Canada: Pontifical Institute of Medieval Studies, 1949

Graham, Dom Aelred, Zen Catholicism. HBJ, 1963

Habito, Ruben L.F., Living Zen, Loving God. Wisdom Publications, 2004

Heisig, James, "East-West Dialogue: Sunyata and Kenosis" in Spirituality Today, Vol. 39, No. 2, Summer 1987 and Vol. 39, No. 3, Autumn 1987

Izutsu, Toshihiko, Toward a Philosophy of Zen Buddhism. Shambala, 2001

John of the Cross, Ascent of Mount Carmel. Translated and edited by E. Allison Peers. Garden City, NY: Image Books, 1958; reissued Dover, ,2008

Johnson, William, Christian Zen: A Way of Meditation. NY: Harper Row, 1981 (out of print)

Johnson, William, The Still Point, Reflections on Zen and Christian Mysticism. NY:Fordham University Press, 1970 (difficult to find)

Kadowaki, J.K., Zen and the Bible. NY: Routledge & Kegan, 1980

Kadowaki, Kakichi, "Ways of Knowing: A Buddhist-Thomist Dialogue" in International Philosophical Quarterly, Vol. VI, No. 4, Dec. 1966

Kalinowski, Jerzy and Stefan Swiezawski, La philosophie à l'heure du Concile. Paris: Société d'Editions Internationales, 1965; Press IPC, 2014

Kishi, Rev. Augustin Hideshi, Spiritual Consciousness in Zen from a Thomistic Theological Point of View. Nishinomiya-shi, Japan: Catholic Bishop's House of Osaka, 1966. PDF available from Merton Center Digital Collections.

Lassalle, H.M. Enomiya, Zen Meditation for Christians. LaSalle, IL: Open Court, 1974 (out of print)

Lassalle, H.M. Enomiya, The Practice of Zen Meditation, Thorsons, 1990

Maritain, Jacques, "Lettre sur la philosophie a l'heure du concile" in Approches Sans Entraves. Paris: Fayard, 1973 (out of print)

Maritain, Jacques, Bergsonian Philosophy and Thomism. NY: New York Philosophical Library, 1955; University of Notre Dame Press, 2007

Maritain, Jacques, Existence and the Existent. Garden City, NY: Image Books, 1948; Paulist Press, 2015

Maritain, Jacques, Notebooks. Albany, NY: Magi Books, Inc., 1984

Maritain, Jacques, The Peasant of the Garonne. NY: Holt, Rinehart and Winston, 1968

Merton, Thomas, Zen and the Birds of Appetite. New Directions Paperback 1968; 2010

Nishitani, Keiji, Religion and Nothingness. Berkeley, CA: University of California Press, 1982; 1983

O'Hanlon, Daniel, "Zen and the Spiritual Exercises: A Dialogue Between Faiths" in Theological Studies, Vol. 39, No. 4, Dec. 1978.

Senko, W., "Un traité inconnu 'De esse et essentia'" in Archives d'histoire doctrinale et litteraire du moyen âge, 27. Paris: Libraire Philosophique J. Vrin, 1961 (not in print)

Shizuteru, Ueda, ""Nothingness" in Meister Eckhart and Zen Buddhism" in The Buddha Eye, edited by Frederick Franck. NY: Crossroad, 1982; World Wisdom PDF

Spae, Joseph J., Buddhist-Christian Empathy. Chicago: The Chicago Institute of Theology and Culture, 1980

Suzuki, Daisetz Teitaro, "Self the Unattainable" in The Buddha Eye, edited by Frederick Franck. NY: Crossroad, 1982. University Press, 2015

Suzuki, Daisetz Teitaro, "The Buddhist Conception of Reality" in The Buddha Eye, edited by Frederick Franck. NY: Crossroad, 1982; Selected Works of D.T. Suzuki, Volume I: Zen, University of California Press, 2020

Suzuki, Daisetz Teitaro, "What Is the "I"?" in The Buddha Eye, edited by Frederick Franck. NY: Crossroad, 1982

Suzuki, Daisetz Teitaro, An Introduction to Zen Buddhism. London: Arrow Books Ltd, 1959; Mass Market Paperback, 1964

Waidenfels, Hans, Absolute Nothingness: Foundations for a Buddhist-Christian Dialogue (Studies in Japanese Philosophy) Nanzan Studies in Religion and Culture, 1980; Chisokudō Publications, 2020

Yamaguchi, Minoru, The intuition of Zen and Bergson: Comparative intellectual approach to Zen, reason of divergences between East and West. Herder Agency. Enderle Bookstore, 1969

Friday, July 12, 2019

Koan Bibliography

Koan Collections

The Blue Cliff Record

The Blue Cliff Record (Chinese: (碧巖錄) Bìyán Lù; Japanese: Hekiganroku (碧巌録?); Korean: Byeokamrok, 벽암록(碧巖錄);Vietnamese: Bích nham lục (碧巖錄)) is a collection of Chán Buddhist koans originally compiled in China during the Song dynasty in 1125 (宋宣和七年) and then expanded into its present form by the Chán master Yuanwu Keqin (圜悟克勤 1063 – 1135).

The book includes Yuanwu's annotations and commentary on Xuedou Zhongxian's (雪竇重顯 980 – 1052) collection 100 Verses on Old Cases (頌古百則) — a compilation of 100 koans. Xuedou selected 82 of these from the Jingde Chuandeng Lu (景德傳燈錄) (Jingde era Record of the Transmission of the Lamp), with the remainder selected from the Yunmen Guanglu (雲門廣録), Extensive Record of Yunmen Wenyan (864 – 949).

Another key legend regards Dogen Zenji (道元禅師; 1200 – 1253), who brought the Soto Zen sect to Japan. After an extended visit to China for the purpose of studying Zen, on the night before his planned return to Japan, Dogen saw the Bìyán Lù for the first time, and stayed up all night making a handwritten copy of the book. Given the size of the book, this story is almost certainly apocryphal.

The most widely used translation is The Blue Cliff Record, J.C. Cleary and Thomas Cleary, trans.

The Gateless Gate

The Gateless Gate (無門關, Mandarin. Wúménguān, Japanese. 無門関, Mumonkan) is a collection of 48 Chan (Zen) koans compiled in the early 13th century by the Chinese Zen master Wumen Hui-k'ai (無門慧開)(1183–1260) (Japanese: Mumon Ekai). Wumen's preface indicates that the volume was published in 1228. Each koan is accompanied by a commentary and verse by Wumen. A classic edition includes a 49th case composed by Anwan (pen name for Cheng Ch'ing-Chih) in 1246. Wu-liang Tsung-shou also supplemented the volume with a verse of four stanzas composed in 1230 about the three checkpoints of Zen master Huanglong. These three checkpoints of Huanglong should not be confused with Doushuai's Three Checkpoints found in Case 47.

Along with the Blue Cliff Record and the oral tradition of Hakuin Ekaku, The Gateless Gate is a central work much used in Rinzai School practice. Five of the koans in the work concern the sayings and doings of Zhaozhou; four concern Ummon.

There are 3 widely used English translations:

Yamada, Koun, The Gateless Gate, Center Publications, Wisdom Publications. 2004

Aitken, Robert, The Gateless Barrier, The Wu-Men Kuan (Mumokan), North Point Press, San Francisco. 1991

Gateless Barrier: Zen Comments on the Mumonkan by Zenkei Shibayama is somewhat hard to find in print. 

Other Koan Collections

Book of Serenity: One Hundred Zen Dialogues Shoyo Roku, Hung-chih Cheng-chüeh, Cleary, Thomas, trans., Shambhala, 1998

Entangling Vines, Shumon kattoshu, is one of the few major koan texts to have been compiled in Japan rather than China. Thomas Yuho Kirchner (Translator), Nelson Foster (Foreword), Ueda Shizuteru (Introduction).

Shōbōgenzō (正法眼蔵, lit. "Treasury of the True Dharma Eye")

Master Dogen’s Shinji Shobogenzo: 301 Koan Stories, Nishijima, Gudo, Michael Luetchford & Jeremy Pearson (eds), Windbell Publications, Woking. 2003

The True Dharma Eye: Zen Master Dogen's Three Hundred Koans, John Daido Loori,  Kazuaki Tanahashi (Translator)

Other Books

Cleary, Thomas, Secrets of the Blue Cliff Record: Zen Comments by Hakuin and Tenkei, Shambhala, Boston & London. 2000

Cleary, Rational Zen; The Mind of Dogen Zenji, Shambhala, Boston & London. 1993

Cleary, No Barrier: Unlocking the Zen Koan, Aquarian/Thorsons, London. 1993

James Ishmael Ford  (Ed), Melissa Myozen Blacker (Ed), John Tarrant (Foreword) The Book of Mu: Essential Writings on Zen's Most Important Koan. 2011

Heine, Steven, Dogen and the Koan Tradition: A Tale of Two Shobogenzo Texts, SUNY, Albany. 1994

Hori, Victor Sogen, Zen Sand: The Book of Capping Phrases for Koan Practice, University of  Hawai'i Press,  Honolulu, 2003

MacInnes, Elaine  Ruben L. F. Habito (Foreword)The Flowing Bridge: Guidance on Beginning Zen Koans 

Miura, Isshu & Sasaki, Ruth Fuller, The Zen Koan: Its History and Use in Rinzai Zen, Harcourt Brace & Co., San Diego. 1965

Nishijima, Gudo & Cross, Chodo, Master Dogen’s Shobogenzo, Book 1, Windbell Publications, Woking. 1994

O'Halloran, Maura, Pure Heart, Enlightened Mind: The Life and Letters of an Irish Zen Saint 

Japanese Buddhism and the Meiji Restoration, The American Academy of Religion, 1997

Sasaki, Ruth Fuller, A Man of Zen: The Recorded Sayings of Layman P'ang

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