Last edited by Tole
Sunday, August 2, 2020 | History

7 edition of Seeing through Zen found in the catalog.

Seeing through Zen

encounter, transformation, and genealogy in Chinese Chan Buddhism

by John R. McRae

  • 153 Want to read
  • 5 Currently reading

Published by University of California Press in Berkeley .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Zen Buddhism -- China -- History

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references (p. 183-193) and index

    StatementJohn R. McRae
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsBQ9262.5 .M367 2003
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxx, 204 p. :
    Number of Pages204
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL17107151M
    ISBN 100520237978, 0520237986
    LC Control Number2003011741

      Into the breach a new book has come along: Seeing Through Zen: Encounter, Transformation, and Genealogy in Chinese Chan Buddhism, by John R. McRae. McRae's name will certainly be recognizable to all who work in the field of Chan and Zen studies. Synthesizing twenty years of scholarship, "Seeing Through Zen" offers new, accessible analytic models for the interpretation of Chan spiritual practices and religious history. Writing in a lucid and engaging style, McRae traces the emergence of this Chinese spiritual tradition and its early figureheads, Bodhidharma and the 'sixth patriarch.

    In addition to constructing a central narrative for the doctrinal and social evolution of the school, Seeing through Zen examines the religious dynamics behind Chan's use of iconoclastic stories. The subtitle of Franck’s book attests to what he most wants to impress upon his readers: there’s a profound difference between looking and seeing. We do a lot of looking these days, says Franck, but we see less and less: Never has it been more urgent to speak of SEEING.

    In this book, John R. McRae shows how modern, ISBN Buy the Seeing through Zen ebook. This acclaimed book by John R. McRae is available at in several formats for your eReader. Seeing through Zen concisely summarizes McRae's considerable contributions to contempo‐ rary scholarship on Chinese Chan Buddhism in a style that is straightforward, accessible, and yet also pointedly iconoclastic. It is a book that raises complex questions about the meaning of Chan in ways that will make many readers pause, this re‐.


Share this book
You might also like

Seeing through Zen by John R. McRae Download PDF EPUB FB2

“Seeing through Zen’ is a book that will likely provoke students to rethink the way they understand Chan Buddhism, Seeing through Zen book McRae should be thanked for writing an excellent primer for classes on Zen The book is splendidly produced, with a full bibliography. Synthesizing twenty years of scholarship, Seeing through Zen offers new, accessible analytic models for the interpretation of Chan spiritual practices and religious history.

Writing in a lucid and engaging style, McRae traces the emergence of this Chinese spiritual tradition and its early figureheads, Bodhidharma and the "sixth patriarch 4/5(12). The title of John McRaes Seeing Through Zen works on at least two levels.

The title explains that the book will allow the reader to see through the eyes of historical people in the Chan (Japanese: Zen) Buddhist tradition in order to /5.

Despite these constraints, Seeing Through Zen is an engaging, accessible, highly informative book that demonstrates both rigorous scholarship and sympathy for the people he studies. This is a difficult balance, and McRae accomplishes it with flair.4/5.

Seeing through Zen: encounter, transformation, and genealogy in Chinese Chan Buddhism / John R. McRae. example shines through these pages. I dedicate this book to Professor Yanagida with a depth of gratitude I can only Seeing through Zen book at in words.

Thanks are due to many others as well, of course. As mentioned above. Read "Seeing through Zen Encounter, Transformation, and Genealogy in Chinese Chan Buddhism" by John R.

Mcrae available from Rakuten Kobo. The tradition of Chan Buddhism—more popularly known as Zen—has been romanticized throughout its history. In Brand: University of California Press. Seeing through Zen is a critique of the contemporary understanding of Chinese Chan history which has come down to the West, largely uncritically, through a mythology (and that's probably the best word for it) created mainly by the religion itself over the last two thousand years to be swallowed (in many cases) lock, stock and barrel by Western.

The tradition of Chan Buddhism—more popularly known as Zen—has been romanticized throughout its history. In this book, John R.

McRae shows how modern critical techniques, supported by recent manuscript discoveries, make possible a more skeptical, accurate, and—ultimately—productive assessment of Chan lineages, teaching, fundraising practices. Into the breach a new book has come along: Seeing Through Zen: Encounter, Transformation, and Genealogy in Chinese Chan Buddhism, by John R.

McRae. McRae's name will certainly be recognizable to all who work in the field of Chan and Zen studies. Book Description: The tradition of Chan Buddhism-more popularly known as Zen-has been romanticized throughout its history. In this book, John R. McRae shows how modern critical techniques, supported by recent manuscript discoveries, make possible a more skeptical, accurate, and-ultimately-productive assessment of Chan lineages, teaching, fundraising.

In this book, John R. McRae shows how modern critical techniques, supported by recent manuscript discoveries, make possible a more skeptical, accurate, and—ultimately—productive assessment of Chan lineages, teaching, fundraising practices, and social organization.

Synthesizing twenty years of scholarship, Seeing through Zen offers new. J ohn R. McRae offers a unique and fresh look at the historical development of Chan Buddhism in China with his book, Seeing Through Zen: Encounter, Transformation, and Genealogy in Chinese Chan both a Buddhist and a scholar, McRae writes with an easy, fluid, and almost childishly enthusiastic style as he sets out to unravel fiction and.

Seeing through Zen (Paperback) Encounter, Transformation, and Genealogy in Chinese Chan Buddhism. By John R. Mcrae. University of California Press,pp. Publication Date: Janu Overall, Seeing through Zen is a book that will likely provoke students to rethink the way they understand Chan Buddhism, and McRae should be thanked for writing an excellent primer for classes on Zen.

In terms of the field of Chan/Spn/Zen Studies, however, much of Seeing through Zen is discussed by others, and in much greater depth. The book. The tradition of Chan Buddhism—more popularly known as Zen—has been romanticized throughout its history. In this book, John R. McRae shows how modern critical techniques, supported by recent manuscript discoveries, make possible a more skeptical, accurate, and—ultimately—productive assessment of Chan lineages, teaching, fundraising.

Synthesizing twenty years of scholarship, "Seeing through Zen offers new, accessible analytic models for the interpretation of Chan spiritual practices and religious history. Writing in a lucid and engaging style, McRae traces the emergence of this Chinese spiritual tradition and its early figureheads, Bodhidharma and the "sixth patriarch.

Zen of Seeing book. Read 77 reviews from the world's largest community for readers. A Dutch artist offers his concept of seeing and drawing as a discipli /5. Overall, Seeing through Zen is a book that will likely provoke students to rethink the way they understand Chan Buddhism, and McRae should be thanked for writing an excellent primer for classes on Zen.

In terms of the field of Chan/Sŏn/Zen Studies, however, much of Seeing through Zen is discussed by others, and in much greater depth.

The book Author: George A. Keyworth. Seeing through Zen (Book) Book Details. ISBN. Title. Seeing through Zen.

Author. Mcrae, John R. Publisher. University of California Press. Publication Date. Buy This Book. $ plus shipping $ free shipping worldwide. By purchasing books through this website, you support our non-profit organization. Ancient. Lee "Seeing through Zen Encounter, Transformation, and Genealogy in Chinese Chan Buddhism" por John R.

Mcrae disponible en Rakuten Kobo. The tradition of Chan Buddhism—more popularly known as Zen—has been romanticized throughout its history. In this book, J Brand: University of California Press. The pun of the title is a clue to the spirit of this informed and informative book.The hundreds of wonderful drawings by Franck in the book offer proof positive that this discipline of pointed mindfulness yields abundant pleasures and delights.

In the following passage, the artist makes the connection of drawing to Zen meditation: "The Zen of Seeing is a way from half-sleep to full awakening.Get this from a library! Seeing through Zen: encounter, transformation, and genealogy in Chinese Chan Buddhism. [John R McRae] -- Using modern critical techniques, supported by recent manuscript discoveries, John McRae shows how a skeptical, accurate & productive assessment of Chan lineages may be made.

He offers new.