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I Am / No Self: A Christian Commentary on the Heart Sutra (Christian Commentaries on Non-Christian Sacred Texts)

John P. Keenan; Linda K. Keenan

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ISBN 10: 9042924993 / ISBN 13: 9789042924994
Editore: Peeters Publishers, 2011
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This Book is in Good Condition. Clean Copy With Light Amount of Wear. 100% Guaranteed. Summary: The place held by the Heart Sutra in Mahayana Buddhism parallels in some important ways that of the Gospel of John in Christianity. Each is foundational and central to its tradition. Each demands the practitioner's transformation through prayer and meditation. And, although the approach to deep and abiding human experience that is found in the Heart Sutra is quite different from that expressed in John's gospel, there is a resonance between the Sutra's emptying of every vestige of self-identity and John's call for a radical reconfiguration of consciousness. In this book, a Christian theologian reads the Heart Sutra, allowing its teaching on emptiness of self to percolate through his understanding of the central teachings of the Christian tradition - incarnation and trinit y - as these are disclosed in the Gospel of John. Codice inventario libreria ABE_book_usedgood_9042924993

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The place held by the Heart S?tra in Mah?y?na Buddhism parallels that of the Gospel of John in Christianity. Each is central to its tradition. Each demands the practitioner’s transformation through prayer and meditation. And, although the approach to deep and abiding human experience in the Heart S?tra is quite different from that expressed in John's Gospel, there is a resonance between the Sutra's emptying of every vestige of self-identity and John’s call for a radical reconfiguration of consciousness.

This book presents a Christian reading of the Heart S?tra, allowing its teaching on emptiness of self to percolate through the central teachings of the Christian tradition — Incarnation and Trinity — as these are disclosed in the Gospel of John.

L'autore: John P. Keenan is professor emeritus of religion at Middlebury College, Vermont. His book The Meaning of Christ: A Mah?y?na Theology received the first Frederick J. Streng Book Award in Buddhist-Christian Studies.

Linda K. Keenan conducts research in the area of Japanese religious culture and literature. The translator of Beyond Loyalty: The Story of a Kibei, she is also coeditor of Beside Still Waters: Jews, Christians, and the Way of the Buddha.

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Data di pubblicazione: 2011

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