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Abe, Masao 1915-

Overview
Works: 49 works in 210 publications in 7 languages and 5,895 library holdings
Genres: Biography 
Roles: Author, Translator, Author of introduction, Editor, Other
Classifications: BQ9268.7, 294.385
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Masao Abe
Moon in a dewdrop by Dōgen( )

10 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 1,552 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Heart of Dogen's Shobogenzo provides annotated translations of the difficult core essays of Shobogenzo, the masterwork of Japanese Zen master Dogen Kigen, the founder of Soto Zen. This book is centered around those essays that generations have regarded as containing the essence of Dogen's teaching. These translations, revised from those that first appeared in the 1970s, clarify and enrich the understanding of Dogen's religious thought and his basic ideas about Zen practice and doctrine. Dogen's uncommon intellectual gifts, combined with a profound religious attainment and an extraordinary ability to articulate it, make Shobogenzo unique even in the vast literature the Zen school has produced over the centuries, securing it a special place in the history of world religious literature."--BOOK JACKET
Zen and Western thought by Masao Abe( Book )

46 editions published between 1984 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 1,096 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ben shu dui xi fang si xiang jie gou he si wei fang shi zuo le xiang dang shen de tan tao, li tu cheng qing xi fang dui chan de zhong zhong wu jie, tong shi dui chan xue he fo jiao, zuo le yan mi de luo ji lun zheng
An inquiry into the good by Kitarō Nishida( Book )

14 editions published between 1990 and 1992 in English and held by 602 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"An Inquiry into the Good, the earliest work of Kitarō Nishida, established its author as the foremost Japanese philosopher of the twentieth century. The book represents the foundation of Nishida's philosophy, which reflects both his deep study of Zen Buddhism and his thorough analysis of Western philosophy. In this important new translation, two scholars -- one Japanes and one American -- have worked together to present a lucid and accurate rendition of this basic work. They have also included an enlightening introduction and ample notes to aid the Western reader. Nishida sets forth the notion of "pure experience"--The concept that pure, or direct, experience precedes the separation of subject and object and is true reality. He next considers reality, investigating its relation to thinking, volition, and intuition. The Good, which Nishida considered to be the realization of our internal demands or ideals, is analyzed in the light of the nature of reality and pure experience. In conclusion, Nishida suggests a theory of God as the unifier of the universe and the universe as an expression of God. Throughout he touches upon the work of Western philosophers such as Kant, Hegel, Fichte, William James, and John Dewey in order to explicate his ideas"-- Front flap
The Emptying God : a Buddhist-Jewish-Christian conversation by John B Cobb( Book )

12 editions published between 1990 and 2005 in English and held by 471 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A study of Dōgen : his philosophy and religion by Masao Abe( Book )

10 editions published between 1991 and 1992 in English and held by 449 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This work analyzes Dōgen's formative doubt concerning the notion of original awakening as the basis for his unique approach to nonduality in the doctrines of the oneness of practice and attainment, the unity of beings and Buddha-nature, the simultaneity of time and eternity, and the identity of life and death"--Back cover
Buddhism and interfaith dialogue : part one of a two-volume sequel to Zen and western thought by Masao Abe( Book )

18 editions published between 1995 and 2014 in English and held by 344 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Like all other religions, Buddhism is deeply involved in the religiously pluralistic situation of the world today, and is also involved in inter-religious dialogue. However, the Buddhist view of inter-religious dialogue is significantly different from, say, that of Christianity. In Christianity Jesus Christ, being the only incarnation in history, has an inexplicable uniqueness. It must be maintained even in interfaith dialogue. By contrast, in Buddhism Guatama Buddha is not the only Buddha (an awakened one) but one of many Buddhas. His uniqueness is realised in the fact that he is the first Buddha in human history. Furthermore, the Buddhist teaching of dependent co-origination and emptiness not only provides a dynamic common basis for various religions but also will suggest a creative cooperation amongst world religions. This book clarifies such a Buddhist view of inter-religious dialogue from various perspectives, and it shows a leading Buddhist thinker of the twentieth century engaged in ongoing dialogue with a variety of Western theologies and theologians."--Jacket
Zen and comparative studies : part two of a two-volume sequel to Zen and Western thought by Masao Abe( Book )

13 editions published between 1996 and 1997 in English and held by 323 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Zen is not a religion of God. Nor a religion of faith. It is a religion of emptiness, a religion of absolute nothingness. However, it is not nihilistic but dynamically positive. For Zen is based on self-awakening, awakening to the self. In this book, the author tries to clarify the true meaning of Buddhist emptiness in comparison with the Aristotelian notion of substance and the Whiteheadean notion of process. He also emphasizes that Buddhism completely defies and overcomes dualism. Yet the Buddhist philosophy of religion is not monistic, but rather nondualistic. What is the meaning of 'nondualism'? This book examines this issue from a variety of comparative philosophical perspectives
Zen and the modern world : a third sequel to Zen and Western thought by Masao Abe( Book )

5 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 268 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Zen life : D.T. Suzuki remembered( Book )

7 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 217 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Zen en het westerse denken by Masao Abe( Book )

1 edition published in 1997 in Dutch and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Uiteenzetting van de zen-filosofie en van de raakpunten tussen zen en het westerse denken
Buddhism and interfaith dialogue by Masao Abe( Book )

10 editions published between 1994 and 1995 in English and Undetermined and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Like all other religions, Buddhism is deeply involved in the religiously pluralistic situation of the world today, and is also involved in inter-religious dialogue. However, the Buddhist view of inter-religious dialogue is significantly different from, say, that of Christianity. In Christianity Jesus Christ, being the only incarnation in history, has an inexplicable uniqueness. It must be maintained even in interfaith dialogue. By contrast, in Buddhism Guatama Buddha is not the only Buddha (an awakened one) but one of many Buddhas. His uniqueness is realised in the fact that he is the first Buddha in human history. Furthermore, the Buddhist teaching of dependent co-origination and emptiness not only provides a dynamic common basis for various religions but also will suggest a creative cooperation amongst world religions. This book clarifies such a Buddhist view of inter-religious dialogue from various perspectives, and it shows a leading Buddhist thinker of the twentieth century engaged in ongoing dialogue with a variety of Western theologies and theologians
Kaku no shūkyō by Shinʼichi Hisamatsu( Book )

5 editions published between 1980 and 1986 in Japanese and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Zen and comparative studies by Masao Abe( Book )

4 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Zen is not a religion of God. Nor a religion of faith. It is a religion of emptiness, a religion of absolute nothingness. However it is not nihilistic but dynamically positive. For Zen is based on self-awakening, awakening to the self. In this book, a sequel to Zen and Western Thought, the author tries to clarify the true meaning of Buddhist emptiness in comparison with Aristotelian notion of substance and Whiteheadron notion of process. He also emphasises that Buddhism completely defies and overcomes dualism, but it is not monistic, but rather nondualistic. What is Nondualism? This is one of the important themes of this book
Kyogi to kyomu : shūkyōteki jikaku ni okeru nihirizumu no mondai by Masao Abe( Book )

2 editions published in 2000 in Japanese and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Buddhist-Jewish dialogue between Profs. Masao Abe and Eugene B. Borowitz by Masao Abe( Book )

1 edition published in 1992 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bukkyō to Kirisutokyō : Takizawa Katsumi to no taidan o motomete( Book )

2 editions published in 1981 in Japanese and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

De schatkamer van het oog van de ware leer : eerste selectie uit de 'Shōbōgenzō', met toelichtende informatie by Dōgen( Book )

1 edition published in 1997 in Dutch and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Selectie uit de verzameling van in het Engels vertaalde tractaten van de stichter van de soto-school in het Japanse zen-boeddhisme
Wo men de zong jiao : fo jiao by Masao Abe( Book )

1 edition published in 2003 in Chinese and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hibutsu hima : nihirizumu to akuma no mondai by Masao Abe( Book )

2 editions published in 2000 in Japanese and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Zen and Western thought by Masao Abe( Book )

2 editions published between 1995 and 1996 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
Moon in a dewdrop
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Zen and Western thoughtAn inquiry into the goodThe Emptying God : a Buddhist-Jewish-Christian conversationA study of Dōgen : his philosophy and religionBuddhism and interfaith dialogue : part one of a two-volume sequel to Zen and western thoughtZen and comparative studies : part two of a two-volume sequel to Zen and Western thoughtZen and the modern world : a third sequel to Zen and Western thoughtA Zen life : D.T. Suzuki rememberedBuddhism and interfaith dialogue
Alternative Names
Abe, Masao

Abe, Masao 1915-

Abe, Masao, 1915-2006

Masao Abe.

Masao Abe Japanese Buddhist, professor in religious studies

Абэ, Масао

アベ, マサオ

アベ, マサオ 1915-

アベ, マサオ, 1915-2006

阿部, 正雄

阿部正雄 1915-

Languages
English (159)

Japanese (12)

Chinese (9)

Dutch (2)

German (1)

French (1)

Italian (1)