Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Zen/Christian Bibliography

In recent years, there has been a metamorphesis in studies done on the human body-mind research which seems to be heading towards a renewed interest in meditation as a technique for enhancing overall health.Every religion has has had as part of their traditions the practice of contemplation and meditation, at least among the more "spiritual" of their adherents.

The Roman Catholic Church has through the centuries however, developed a suspicion and fear of such practices as leading to heresy. In the early years of the Church, many believers withdrew from the cities into the wilderness and desert areas in order to live monastic lives of prayer. In response to this movement, conflict arose which is referred to as the Pelagian Controversy. This dealt with the contra. Mdictory belief that one could get to heaven by one's own efforts, or that he could only get there through God's gift of grace. This controversy has continued into the modern world and has until recently been seen in the contrast between atheistic or agnostic Buddhism  and theistic Judaism, Christianity or Islam.  

As with many seemingly many controversies, the appropriate response to this "problem" is not either/or, but both/and.

 [By Thomas Keating, OCSO]

Intimacy With God, Thomas Keating, Crossroad, N.Y. 2005
Open Mind, Open Heart,T. Keating, Continuum, NY,        1986
The Heart of the World, T.Keating, Crossroad, NY, 1981
 Sundays At the Magic Monastery, T.Keating, et als, Lantern, NY,
 Reflections on the Unknowable, Thomas Keating, OCSO, Lantern
       Books Brooklyn, NY 2014
 The Common Heart, Thomas Keating, Lantern Books, NY, 2003
The Human Condition, Thomas Keating, Paulist Press, Snowmass
        CO, 1999
Crisis of Faith, Thomas Keating, Cistercian Press, Spencer, MA
The Heart of the World, Thomas Keating, Crossroads, NY 1999
Open Mind, Open Heart,  Thomas Keating, Amity House, NY
Reawakenings, Thomas Keating, Crossroads, NY 1998
Manifesting God, Thomas Keating, Lantern Books, NY, 2005,
The Divine Indwelling, Thomas Keating, Lantern Books, NY, 2001
Centering Prayer and Inner Awakening, Thomas Keating, Cowley, 
      2004, Maryland 
     [by D.T. Suzuki]  
 Mysticism:Christian and Buddhist, D.T.Suzuki, Routledge, 1957,
Zen Buddhism, D.T.Suzuki, Three Leaves, NY, 1996
An Introduction to Zen Buddhism, D.T.Suzuki, Grove Press
      NY, 1964
      [ by Thomas Merton]
 Thoughts In Solitude, T.Merton, Farrar et als, N.Y. 1956
Zen and the Birds of Appetite, T. Merton, New Directions, NY,                    1968
Mystics and Zen Masters, T.Merton, Delta, NY, 1961
Contemplative Prayer, T. Merton, Doubleday, NY,1971
The Way of Chuang Tzu, Thomas Merton, Gethsemani,   KY 1965
 The Art of Prayer, Faber & Faber, Surrey, England
The Psalms Are Christian Prayer,T. Worden, Sheed &     Ward,
         N.Y. 1946
The Dancing Wu Li Masters, Gary Zukav, Bantam, N.Y., 1979
Jesus before Christianity, A. Nolan, Orbis, Maryknoll, NY, 1978
The Zen Teachings of Jesus, K. Leong, Crossroad, N.Y.    1995
Zen Spirit, Christian Spirit, R.Kennedy, Continuum, N.Y., 1995
Thomas Aquinas, The Teacher—The Mind Gateway, Chicago,1953
Merton’s Palace of Nowhere, James Finley, Ave Maria,   Notre
           Dame, 1968
Jesus The Jew, Geza Vermes, Fontana, London, 1973
This Man Jesus, Bruce Vawter, Doubleday, N.Y., 1973
The Secret Oral Teachings, A. David-Neel, City Lights,    San
        Francisco, 1967
The Desert Fathers, Helen Waddell, Vintage, N.Y., 1998
Christian Zen, W.Johnston,Fordham, N.Y., 1997
Zen Mind, Beginner’s Mind, Shunryu Suzuki,   Shambala, Boston,
An Introduction to Zen Buddhism, D.T.Suzuki, Grove, N.Y., 1964
The Golden Age of Zen, J.C.H.Wu, Doubleday, N.Y., 1996
Tales of a Magic Monastery, Theophane the Monk, Crossroad,
         NY, 1981
Tao Te Ching, Lao Tsu, Vintage,1997, NY
The Third Jesus, Deepak Chopra, Harmony, NY, 2008
Abandonment to Divine Providence, Causssade, Benziger, Boston
Living Buddha, Living Christ, Thich Nhat Hanh,      Riverhead, NY,          1995
The Documents of Vatican II, W.Abbott,SJ, Guild, NY 1963-
The Tao of Physics, F.Capra, Bantam, NY , 1975
The Silence of Saint Thomas, J.Pieper, Logos, Chicago, 1957
Radical Amazement, J.Cannato, Sorin, Notre Dame,  2006
Not Always So, Shunryu Suzuki, Quill, San Francisco, 2002

Zen & The Kingdom of Heaven, T. Chetwynd, Wisdom,    Boston,     

The Path of Centering Prayer, David Frenette, Sounds True,
       Boulder, CO 2012