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Zen and the Bible
Kadowaki, Kakichi, 1926-2017.
Uniform Title:
Kōan to Seisho no shindoku. English
Publication Information:
Maryknoll, New York : Orbis Books [2002]

Physical Description:
x, 182 pages ; 21 cm
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BQ9269.4.C5 K313 2002 Adult Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks

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Brought up within a Zen Buddhist tradition and later becoming a Jesuit priest, the author shows how Zen enriched his understanding of the Bible, and how Christianity gave substance to his practice of Zen. Original.

Author Notes

J. Kakichi Kadowaki, S.J., is professor of philosophy at the University of Sophia, Tokyo

Table of Contents

Prefacep. v
Introductionp. ix
Part I Learning from Zen
1 Encounter with Zenp. 3
2 Learning through the Bodyp. 10
3 Religious Conversionp. 19
4 Purification of the 'Body'p. 27
5 What Is True Learning?p. 35
Part II Koans and the Bible
6 Silence Speaksp. 47
7 A Thrust Homep. 54
8 When a Single Flower Blooms, It's Spring Everywherep. 63
9 No-Mind and the Mind of a Child (1)p. 72
10 No-Mind and the Mind of a Child (2)p. 83
11 The Mystery of Wordsp. 94
12 The Way You Live Is the Way You Diep. 103
13 Doing Religious Reading with the 'Body'p. 111
14 Towards a New Scriptural Hermeneuticsp. 119
Part III The Spiritual Exercises and a Zen Sesshin
15 To Die the Great Death and Be Born Againp. 127
16 With a Distinguished Spirit of Chivalryp. 135
17 The Super-Logic of the 'Fool'p. 142
18 Taking Hold of the Mystery of the Crossp. 153
19 Examine the Place Where You Standp. 161
20 The Cross Is the Resurrectionp. 171
Glossaryp. 180