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Providential Recurrence: Parallel Narratives

Grant Hardy

in Understanding the Book of Mormon: A Reader's Guide

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199731701
eISBN:
9780199777167
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199731701.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Literature, World Religions

In the Book of Mormon, many narratives have parallels. These include 1) simple parallels, such as Abinadi's story being like that of Moses, 2) complex parallels in which a single story has multiple ... More


Zen Kōan Capping Phrase Books: Literary Study and the Insight “Not Founded on Words or Letters”

G. Victor Sōgen Hori

Dale S. Wright (ed.)

in Zen Classics: Formative Texts in the History of Zen Buddhism

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
February 2006
ISBN:
9780195175257
eISBN:
9780199784608
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195175255.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

Zen phrase books include books of proverbs or wise sayings, handbooks compiled by early Zen monks as aids to composing Chinese poetry, dictionaries of Chinese dialect or colloquial language, and ... More


Dōgen, a Medieval Japanese Monk Well-Versed in Chinese Poetry: What He Did and Did Not Compose

Steven Heine

in Dōgen and Sōtō Zen

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780199324859
eISBN:
9780190218690
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199324859.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This chapter provides an examination of Dōgen’s considerable production of Chinese poems (kanshi) primarily contained in the last two fascicles of the ten-volume Eihei Kōroku, a compendium of his ... More


More Cats Than Dogs?: A Tale of Two Versions

Steven Heine

in Like Cats and Dogs: Contesting the Mu Koan in Zen Buddhism

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199837281
eISBN:
9780199369577
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199837281.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This chapter discusses the crucial role played by the case of Zhaozhou's dog, which must be cast in terms of the history of kōans 公案 (Ch. gongan, Kr. kongan) representing the mainstay of the ... More


Would a Dog Lick a Pot of Hot Oil?: Reconstructing the Ur Version

Steven Heine

in Like Cats and Dogs: Contesting the Mu Koan in Zen Buddhism

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199837281
eISBN:
9780199369577
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199837281.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This chapter establishes a reconstruction of the significance of the Ur Version or Mu-only rendition that is evaluated impartially and without judgment reflecting either support or criticism for the ... More


Prolegomenon to a New Hermeneutic: On Being Uncertain About Uncertainty

Steven Heine

in Chan Rhetoric of Uncertainty in the Blue Cliff Record: Sharpening a Sword at the Dragon Gate

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
June 2016
ISBN:
9780199397761
eISBN:
9780199397792
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199397761.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

The Blue Cliff Record has received appreciation and acclaim because of its open-ended and flexible approach to uncertainty; it is also the most controversial and least understood compilation from the ... More


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