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Japan Society for Buddhist-Christian Studies

Japan Society for Buddhist-Christian Studies BCS 21 pp. i-viii, 1-164 12/5/01 6:24 PM Page 113 NEWS AND V IEWS Japan Society for Buddhist-Christian Studies Paul Swanson Nanzan Institute for Religion and Culture The annual meeting of the Japan Society for Buddhist-Christian Studies ( Tözai Shukyö Köryu Gakkai) met on 24–26 July 2000 at the Palaceside Hotel in Kyoto. Major papers were given on the general theme “Spirituality, Nature, and the Self,” in preparation for participation in the Sixth Conference of the Society for Buddhist- Christian Studies on “Buddhism, Christianity and Global Healing” held at Pacific Lutheran University on 5–12 August 2000. Although the papers were repeated (in English) at the conference at PLU, the respondents were different. The first paper was given by Okumura Ichirö (a Carmelite priest) on “A Spiritual Pilgrimage: From Buddhism to Christianity.” Father Okumura related the story of his spiritual journey, beginning with an interest in Zen and the works of Dögen; his first encounters with Christianity (which were negative); his struggle to understand the teachings of the Bible; his vision of a black-covered Bible with blank pages, and a scorched crucifix; the advice of his Zen Master Nakagawa to be baptized; and his encounter with St. John of the http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Buddhist-Christian Studies University of Hawai'I Press

Japan Society for Buddhist-Christian Studies

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University of Hawai'I Press
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Copyright © 2001 The University of Hawai'i Press.
ISSN
1527-9472

Abstract

BCS 21 pp. i-viii, 1-164 12/5/01 6:24 PM Page 113 NEWS AND V IEWS Japan Society for Buddhist-Christian Studies Paul Swanson Nanzan Institute for Religion and Culture The annual meeting of the Japan Society for Buddhist-Christian Studies ( Tözai Shukyö Köryu Gakkai) met on 24–26 July 2000 at the Palaceside Hotel in Kyoto. Major papers were given on the general theme “Spirituality, Nature, and the Self,” in preparation for participation in the Sixth Conference of the Society for Buddhist- Christian Studies on “Buddhism, Christianity and Global Healing” held at Pacific Lutheran University on 5–12 August 2000. Although the papers were repeated (in English) at the conference at PLU, the respondents were different. The first paper was given by Okumura Ichirö (a Carmelite priest) on “A Spiritual Pilgrimage: From Buddhism to Christianity.” Father Okumura related the story of his spiritual journey, beginning with an interest in Zen and the works of Dögen; his first encounters with Christianity (which were negative); his struggle to understand the teachings of the Bible; his vision of a black-covered Bible with blank pages, and a scorched crucifix; the advice of his Zen Master Nakagawa to be baptized; and his encounter with St. John of the

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Buddhist-Christian StudiesUniversity of Hawai'I Press

Published: Jan 1, 2001

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