Reviews

Author: 
John Jorgensen
Reviewer: 
Richard McBride

McBride on Jorgensen, 'A Handbook of Korean Zen Practice: A Mirror on the Sŏn School of Buddhism (Sŏn'ga kwigam)'

John Jorgensen. A Handbook of Korean Zen Practice: A Mirror on the Sŏn School of Buddhism (Sŏn'ga kwigam). Honolulu: University of Hawai'i Press, 2015. 328 pp. $49.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8248-4097-6.

Reviewed by Richard McBride (BYU-Hawaii) Published on H-Buddhism (September, 2015) Commissioned by Gregory A. Scott

Author: 
Christopher Harding, Iwata Fumiaki, Yoshinaga Shin'ichi, eds.
Reviewer: 
Adam Valerio

Valerio on Harding and Iwata Fumiaki and Shin'ichi, 'Religion and Psychotherapy in Modern Japan'

Christopher Harding, Iwata Fumiaki, Yoshinaga Shin'ichi, eds. Religion and Psychotherapy in Modern Japan. Routledge Contemporary Japan Series. New York: Routledge, 2014. xviii + 300 pp. $155.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-138-77516-9.

Reviewed by Adam Valerio (Temple University) Published on H-Buddhism (August, 2015) Commissioned by Erez Joskovich

Valerio on Harding, Iwata, and Yoshinaga, 'Religion and Psychotherapy in Modern Japan'

Author: 
Erik Braun
Reviewer: 
Brooke Schedneck

Schedneck on Braun, 'The Birth of Insight: Meditation, Modern Buddhism, and the Burmese Monk Ledi Sayadaw'

Erik Braun. The Birth of Insight: Meditation, Modern Buddhism, and the Burmese Monk Ledi Sayadaw. Buddhism and Modernity Series. Chicago: University Of Chicago Press, 2013. xvi + 257 pp. $45.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-226-00080-0.

Reviewed by Brooke Schedneck (Institute of Southeast Asian Studies, Chiang Mai University) Published on H-Buddhism (July, 2015) Commissioned by Thomas Borchert

Author: 
Beverley Foulks McGuire
Reviewer: 
Daniela Campo

Campo on McGuire, 'Living Karma: The Religious Practices of Ouyi Zhixu'

Beverley Foulks McGuire. Living Karma: The Religious Practices of Ouyi Zhixu. New York: Columbia University Press, 2014. 240 pp. $55.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-231-16802-1.

Reviewed by Daniela Campo (GSRL, Paris) Published on H-Buddhism (July, 2015) Commissioned by Gregory A. Scott

Daniela Campo on Living Karma: the Religious Practices of Ouyi Zhixu

Author: 
Fabio Rambelli
Reviewer: 
Paulus Kaufmann

Kaufmann on Rambelli, 'Zen Anarchism: The Egalitarian Dharma of Uchiyama Gudō'

Fabio Rambelli. Zen Anarchism: The Egalitarian Dharma of Uchiyama Gudō. Contemporary Issues in Buddhist Studies Series. Berkeley: Institute of Buddhist Studies, 2014. 116 pp. $35.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-886439-51-1.

Reviewed by Paulus Kaufmann (Centre for Japanese Studies Munich University) Published on H-Buddhism (June, 2015) Commissioned by Erez Joskovich

Author: 
Todd Lewis, ed.
Reviewer: 
Mavis Fenn

Fenn on Lewis, 'Buddhists: Understanding Buddhism through the Lives of Practitioners'

Todd Lewis, ed. Buddhists: Understanding Buddhism through the Lives of Practitioners. Chichester, West Sussex; Malden, MA: Wiley Blackwell, 2014. 352 pp. $44.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-470-65818-5.

Reviewed by Mavis Fenn (University of Waterloo) Published on H-Buddhism (June, 2015) Commissioned by A. Charles Muller

Author: 
Sarah F. Haynes, Michelle J. Sorensen, eds.
Reviewer: 
Ryan Overbey

Overbey on Haynes and Sorensen, 'Wading into the Stream of Wisdom: Essays in Honor of Leslie Kawamura'

Sarah F. Haynes, Michelle J. Sorensen, eds. Wading into the Stream of Wisdom: Essays in Honor of Leslie Kawamura. Contemporary Issues in Buddhist Studies Series. Honolulu: University of Hawai'i Press, 2013. 380 pp. $45.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-886439-52-8.

Reviewed by Ryan Overbey Published on H-Buddhism (May, 2015) Commissioned by A. Charles Muller

Author: 
Steven Heine
Reviewer: 
John Jorgensen

Jorgensen on Heine, 'Zen Koans'

Steven Heine. Zen Koans. Dimensions of Asian Spirituality Series. Honolulu: University of Hawai'i Press, 2014. 206 pp. $48.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8248-3973-4; $17.00 (paper), ISBN 978-0-8248-3974-1.

Reviewed by John Jorgensen (Australian National University) Published on H-Buddhism (May, 2015) Commissioned by Gregory A. Scott

The Problem with Koans

Author: 
Jeff Wilson
Reviewer: 
Franz A. Metcalf

Metcalf on Wilson, 'Mindful America: The Mutual Transformation of Buddhist Meditation and American Culture'

Jeff Wilson. Mindful America: The Mutual Transformation of Buddhist Meditation and American Culture. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2014. 287 pp. $30.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-19-982781-7.

Reviewed by Franz A. Metcalf (California State University Los Angeles) Published on H-Buddhism (March, 2015) Commissioned by A. Charles Muller

Author: 
Amy Holmes-Tagchungdarpa
Reviewer: 
David Templeman

Templeman on Holmes-Tagchungdarpa, 'The Social Life of Tibetan Biography: Textuality, Community, and Authority in the Lineage of Tokden Shakya Shri'

Amy Holmes-Tagchungdarpa. The Social Life of Tibetan Biography: Textuality, Community, and Authority in the Lineage of Tokden Shakya Shri. Lanham: Lexington Books, 2014. 221 pp. $89.99 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-7391-6519-5.

Reviewed by David Templeman (Monash University) Published on H-Buddhism (December, 2014) Commissioned by John Powers

Author: 
Maria Heim
Reviewer: 
C. W. Huntington

Huntington on Heim, 'The Forerunner of All Things: Buddhaghosa on Mind, Intention, and Agency'

Maria Heim. The Forerunner of All Things: Buddhaghosa on Mind, Intention, and Agency. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2013. 272 pp. $35.00 (paper), ISBN 978-0-19-933104-8; $99.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-19-933103-1.

Reviewed by C. W. Huntington (Hartwick College) Published on H-Buddhism (December, 2014) Commissioned by Thomas Borchert

Author: 
Juliane Schober
Reviewer: 
Jason Carbine

Carbine on Schober, 'Modern Buddhist Conjunctures in Myanmar: Cultural Narratives, Colonial Legacies, and Civil Society'

Juliane Schober. Modern Buddhist Conjunctures in Myanmar: Cultural Narratives, Colonial Legacies, and Civil Society. Honolulu: University of Hawaiʻi Press, 2011. 248 pp. $49.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8248-3382-4.

Reviewed by Jason Carbine Published on H-Buddhism (December, 2014) Commissioned by Thomas Borchert

Author: 
Christian Coseru
Reviewer: 
David Tomlinson

Tomlinson on Coseru, 'Perceiving Reality: Consciousness, Intentionality, and Cognition in Buddhist Philosophy'

Christian Coseru. Perceiving Reality: Consciousness, Intentionality, and Cognition in Buddhist Philosophy. New York: Oxford University Press, 2012. xvii + 356 pp. $78.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-19-984338-1.

Reviewed by David Tomlinson (University of Chicago) Published on H-Buddhism (October, 2014) Commissioned by Daniel A. Arnold

In Search of an Optimistic Naturalism

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