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Heinrich Dumoulin

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Heinrich Dumoulin holds a Ph.D. from the Gregorian University, Rome; a Litt.D. from the University of Tokyo; and an honorary Doctorate in Theology from the University of Würzburg. A resident of Tokyo since 1935, he was Professor of Philosophy and History of Religions at Sophia University in Tokyo from 1941 to 1976. His writings include Kamo Mabuchi: Ein Beitrag zur japanischen Religions und Geistesgeschichte (Tokyo, 1943); The Development of Chinese Zen After the Sixth Patriarch (New York, 1953); Zen Geschichte und Gestalt (Bern, 1959), translated as A History of Zen Buddhism (New York, 1963); Östliche Meditation und christliche Mystik (Freiburg, 1966); editor, Buddhismus der Gegenwart (Freiburg, 1970), translated as Buddhism in the Modern World (New York, 1976); Christianity Meets Buddhism (La Salle, Illinois, 1974); Zen Buddhism in the 20th Century (New York, 1992); and many works in the Japanese language.

Books by Heinrich Dumoulin

Zen Enlightenment

The renowned scholar Heinrich Dumoulin traces the development of Zen and the concept of enlightenment from its origins in India through its development in China to its fruition in Japan

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