Catholicism and Zen by Richard Bryan McdanielCatholicism and Zen by Richard Bryan Mcdaniel

Catholicism and Zen

byRichard Bryan Mcdaniel

Paperback | January 21, 2017

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Catholicism and Zen explores the history of Christian/Buddhist dialogue, and profiles fourteen modern Catholic clergy who have become authorized to teach Zen practice within their Christian faith. These real-life stories of men and women engaged in a spiritual quest enliven the meaning and form of awakening beyond traditional constrictions.

Although there are a number of books written on Christianity and Zen, including several by Catholic clergy, this is the first to take it from its origins with the Jesuit missionaries sent to Japan, to interviews with the many contemporary Catholic clergy – priests and nuns both – who maintain their Catholic faith and practice and find it enhanced by their Zen training.

Richard Bryan McDaniel taught at the University of New Brunswick and Saint Thomas University before starting a 27-year career in International Development and Fair Trade. He is the creator of the YMCA Peace Medallion. A long time Zen practitioner, he lives in Fredericton, NB. This is his fourth book in a series on the evolution of Zen ...
Title:Catholicism and ZenFormat:PaperbackDimensions:210 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.48 inPublished:January 21, 2017Publisher:The Sumeru Press Inc.Language:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1896559352

ISBN - 13:9781896559353


Table of Contents

ForwardOverture in MontrealBeginningsHugo Enomiya-Lassalle & Koun YamadaWilliam Johnston & Thomas MertonThomas HandRuben HabitoWilligis JägerElaine MacInnesIntermezzo: A Conversation with Bodhin KjolhedeMaria Reis HabitoPat HawkGreg MayersRobert KennedyJanet RichardsonDay Star ZendoOak Tree in the GardenFinale in OaxacaAcknowledgementsGlossary

Editorial Reviews

Rick McDaniel's Catholicism and Zen offers a glimpse into the experience of Zen through the eyes of Catholic teachers, lay, clergy, and religious. Based on a series of interviews with Catholic practitioners of Zen, it offers insight into a complementary relationship that can exist between Zen and the Catholic spiritual experience. For the Catholic who has little experience of Zen, this work provides an accessible introduction. - Father John Jennings, Dept of History (Ret.), Saint Thomas University, FrederictonRick McDaniel's study, interviews, and writing shed an abundance of light on all that many of us have learned thus far from the West. Deep gratitude is offered to Rick as we continue to make use of much of what he has unearthed from the East. - Sr. Pascaline Coff, OSB, Benedictine Sisters Our Lady of RickenbachReading Catholicism and Zen you'll hear categories collapsing - Christian/Buddhist, East/West, and mysticism/daily life. Rick McDaniel brings to life a most remarkable development in religion through the real-life stories and perspectives of women and men engaged in the spiritual quest who discover and enliven the meaning and form of awakening beyond traditional constrictions. - Dosho Port Roshi, Nebraska Zen Center