Emerson and Zen Buddhism (Studies in American Literature v.42)

Emerson and Zen Buddhism (Studies in American Literature v.42)

By: John G. Rudy (author), Robert D. Richardson Jr. (preface_author)Hardback

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This study focuses on the ways in which Emerson's spiritual and philosophical concerns overlap with Zen and in the ways that Zen can help in understanding Emerson's work.


Part 1 meditation and the Zen eye of "nature": the Buddha way; sermon on the Lord's supper (1832); "nature" (1836). Part 2 Practising spiritual emptiness: Rinzo and Soto; "literary ethics" (1838). Part 3 from circles to sliding scales: "the method of nature" (1841); essays - first series (1841); "experience" (1844). Part 4 the astronomics of self-emptying: Emerson genius and the formless Self of Zen; "the poet" (1844); "nominalist and realist" (1844); "fate" (1860); "worship" (1860).

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  • ISBN13: 9780773474611
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 294
  • ID: 9780773474611
  • ISBN10: 0773474617

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