Zen and the Modern World: A Third Sequel to Zen and Western Thought / Edition 1

Zen and the Modern World: A Third Sequel to Zen and Western Thought / Edition 1

by Masao Abe
     
 

The adventure continues that Abe started with his 1985 treatise, now a classic of religious and Zen studies. He explores three issues relating to how world religions can mutually transform each other through dialogue: the role of a monotheistic God and the realization of Nothingness, two types of unity or oneness, and justice and wisdom. Heine (religious studies and… See more details below

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The adventure continues that Abe started with his 1985 treatise, now a classic of religious and Zen studies. He explores three issues relating to how world religions can mutually transform each other through dialogue: the role of a monotheistic God and the realization of Nothingness, two types of unity or oneness, and justice and wisdom. Heine (religious studies and history, Florida International U.) introduces Abe's system of thought. Annotation ©2003 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780824826659
Publisher:
University of Hawaii Press, The
Publication date:
08/28/2003
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
190
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgmentsvii
Editor's Introduction: Multiple Levels of Significance of Abe's Worksix
Part I.Zen and Society
1.Two Types of Unity and Religious Pluralism3
2.The Meaning of Life in Buddhism14
3.Ethics and Social Responsibility in Buddhism24
4.Faith and Self-Awakening: A Search for the Fundamental Category Covering All Religious Life36
5.Religion and Science in the Global Age: Their Essential Character and Mutual Relationship48
Part II.Nishida's View of Reality and Zen Philosophy
Editor's Introduction to Part II: Philosophy of Nothingness59
6.Nishida's Philosophy of "Place"66
7.Philosophy, Religion, and Aesthetics in Nishida and Whitehead88
8.The Problem of "Inverse Correspondence" in the Philosophy of Nishida: Comparing Nishida with Tanabe98
Part III.A Contemporary Approach to Zen Self-Awakening
9.Evil, Sin, Falsity, and the Dynamics of Faith119
10.Toward the Establishment of a Cosmology of Awakening127
Notes157
Index167

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