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Masao Abe: A Zen Life of Dialogue
This volume contains a compilation of essays examining the life and work of Masao Abe, considered to be one of the greatest Zen Buddhist teachers of the 20th century.
Paperback, 455 pages
Published April 1st 1998 by Tuttle Publishing
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Abe is such an interesting character - this book captures the critical writings, and the inspired essays, from his life long work to reconcile Christianity and Buddhist ideas. The conception of dialogue here is far too western, in my view, to lead to a seamless blending, but I fully accept a seamless blending might not either be possible or desirable for those who are invested in this project. Perhaps Abe's most interesting contribution to Christian thought might be the argument he traces where ...more