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The Koan: Texts and Contexts in Zen Buddhism

 
 
 
 
The Koan: Texts and Contexts in Zen Buddhism
Author: N/A
ISBN 13: 9780195117493
ISBN 10: 195117492
Edition: 1
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publication Date: 2000-04-20
Format: Paperback
Pages: 336
List Price: $44.95
 
 

Koans are enigmatic spiritual formulas used for religious training in the Zen Buddhist tradition. Arguing that our understanding of the koan tradition has been severely limited, contributors to this collection examine previously unrecognized factors in the formation of this tradition, and highlight the rich complexity and diversity of koan practice and literature.