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Deep Encounters: Steps toward Dissolving the 21st Century Mystery and Discovering the Truly Global Learner
     

Deep Encounters: Steps toward Dissolving the 21st Century Mystery and Discovering the Truly Global Learner

by Eiji Hattori, Wallace Gray
 

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Excerpted from the preface: In this great river of life that flows endlessly, there were moments of deep feeling when I realized that my life is a gift. Each such moment resembles an eternal spring gushing forth with the joy of 'being helped to live and helping others to live.' We can live as recipients of life from all others and all else. Striving to live

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Excerpted from the preface: In this great river of life that flows endlessly, there were moments of deep feeling when I realized that my life is a gift. Each such moment resembles an eternal spring gushing forth with the joy of 'being helped to live and helping others to live.' We can live as recipients of life from all others and all else. Striving to live with all, I present this book as a kind of landscape of encounters_a portrayal of thoughts and experiences that call on privileged instants in the process, instants by which I have been coming to encounter myself.

Editorial Reviews

Andrew Targowski
A great contribution to the cross-culture exchanges, which support a peaceful coexistence of humans…
Dr. Gordon Mercer
Important points are made here on minority expression and the importance of dialogue.
The Reverend Dale W. Robison
The meeting of philosopher Wallace Gray and Japanese scholar Eiji Hattori expresses the many encounters of life-of persons, places and things that seem no more than "Winking Fireflies."…Authentic human encounters and Divine-Human encounters may seem to be initially low-wattage and infrequent but taken together they light up our lives and the universe.
Sidney Devere Brown
This exquisitely written collection of vignettes allows us to see the West, its cultural monuments, the ideas of its great philosophers, through Japanese eyes. The translator has retained the poetic elegance of the original Japanese throughout these essays, making them a joy to read.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780761845867
Publisher:
UPA
Publication date:
07/30/2009
Pages:
198
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.60(d)

Meet the Author

Eiji Hattori studied philosophy at Kyoto University and the Sorbonne before a career at UNESCO Headquarters in Paris. Hattori organized two large symposia with UNESCO on 'cultural diversity and transversal values' in Paris and Tokyo. He participated in Japanese-Islamic dialogues in Tehran (2005), Tokyo (2007), and Riyadh (2008). Gray translated and edited his book Letters from the Silk Roads (University Press of America, 2000). Deep Encounters is the offspring of that successful collaboration. Wallace Gray, Ph.D., a philosopher and comparativist, has lived and taught in Japan. He has published translations of correspondence with ordinary Japanese citizens, dialogues involving his graduate school professor, Nels FerrZ, as well as contemporaries such as Billy Graham and Paul Tillich, and contributions to John C. Plott's Global History of Philosophy series. Gray has done considerable research on Toyohiko Kagawa and the 'new religion' Oomoto.

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