A Study of Dogen: His Philosophy and Religion / Edition 1

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Overview

Abe's studies of Dogen constitute a minor masterpiece within his overall scholarly production. His efforts have been two-fold: translation and interpretation.
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Six essays, written over the past 30 years on the thought of the 13-century founder of the strict school of Japanese Zen. Combining the Kyoto-school's speculative approach, and the Tokyo-school's close textual reading, explores such topics as Buddha-nature, time, death, and rebirth. Includes a glossary without pronunciation. Also available in paper, (unseen), $12.95. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780791408384
  • Publisher: State University of New York Press
  • Publication date: 11/28/1991
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 260
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.59 (d)

Meet the Author

Masao Abe is Professor Emeritus of Nara University of Japan, and has taught Buddhism and Japanese philosophy at Columbia University, University of Chicago, Princeton University, Claremont Graduate School, University of Hawaii, Haverford College, among others.
Steven Heine is professor of religious studies and history and director of the Institute for Asian Studies at Florida International University. Heine's research specializes in the life and thought of Zen master Dogen (1200-1253), the founder of the Soto sect in Japan, and he has published twenty books and dozens of articles on Japanese culture. His publications include Did Dogen Go to China? (Oxford, 2006), The Zen Poetry of Dogen (Tuttle, 1997), Dogen and the Koan Tradition (SUNY, 1993), Shifting Shape, Shaping Text (Hawaii, 2000), and White Collar Zen (Oxford, 2005), which has been reviewed in USA Today, The Washington Post, Harvard Business Working Knowledge, and elsewhere.
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Table of Contents

Notes on Abbreviations

Editor's Introduction

Author's Introduction

I. The Oneness of Practice and Attainment: Implications for the Relation between Means and Ends

II. Dogen on Buddha-nature

III. Dogen's View of Time and Space

IV. The Problem of Time in Heidegger and Dogen

V. The Problem of Death in Dogen and Shinran, Part I

VI. The Unborn and Rebirth: The Problem of Death in Dogen and Shinran, Part II

Notes

Glossary of Sino-Japanese Terms

Index

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