Christian-Buddhist Bibliography
Compiled by Robert A. Jonas, 2006

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Abe, Masao and Christopher Ives.  Divine Emptiness and Historical Fullness : A Buddhist-Jewish-Christian Conversation With Masao Abe. Trinity Press International, 1995.

Abe, Masao.  Buddhism and Interfaith Dialogue.  Edited by Steven Heine.  Honolulu: University of Hawaii Press, 1995.

Abe, Masao.  Zen and Western Thought.  Honolulu: University of Hawaii Press, 1985.

Aitken, Robert and David Steindl-Rast.  The Ground We Share: Everyday Practice, Buddhist and Christian.  Liguori, Missouri: Triumph Books, 1994.

Arnold, Kenneth.  Night Fishing in Galilee: The Journey Toward Spiritual Wisdom.  Cambridge, MA: Cowley Publications, 2002.

Arnold, Kenneth.  On the Way: Vocation, Awareness, and Fly Fishing.

Arraz, James.  Christianity in the Crucible of East-West Dialogue: A Critical Look at Catholic Participation; and God, Zen and the Intuition of Being.  Inner Explorations, Volume IV: East-West Contemplative Dialogue.  CA: Inner Growth Books, 2001.

Barciauskas, Jonas.  Landscapes of Wisdom: In Search of a Spirituality of Knowing.  Lanham, NY: University Press of America, 2000.

Barnhart, Bruno and Joseph Wong.  Purity of Heart and Contemplation: A Monastic Dialogue Between Christian and Asian Traditions.   Continuum, 2001.

Bruteau, Beatrice.  What We Can Learn From the East.  New York: Crossroad, 1995.

Bruteau, Beatrice, ed.  The Other Half of my Soul: Bede Griffiths and the Hindu-Christian Dialogue.  Wheaton, IL: Quest Books, 1997.

Carmody, Denise Lardner and John Tully.  Mysticism: Holiness East and West.  New York: Oxford University Press, 1996.

Carmody, Denise Lardner, and John Tully Carmody.  Serene Compassion : A Christian Appreciation of Buddhist Holiness.  Oxford U. Press (Publication date: April 1, 1996), ISBN: 0195099699.

Carter, Robert E.  God, The Self and Nothingness: Reflections: Eastern and Western.  New York: Paragon House, 1990.

Chetwynd, Tom.  Zen and the Kingdom of Heaven: Reflections on the Tradition of Meditation in Christianity and Zen Buddhism.  Boston: Wisdom Publications, 2001.

Cobb, John B., Jr. & Christopher Ives, eds.  The Emptying God: A Buddhist-Jewish-Christian Conversation.  Maryknoll, New York: Orbis Books.  The Faith Meets Faith Series, 1990.

Corless, Roger J., and Paul F. Knitter.  Buddhist Emptiness and Christian Trinity: Essays and Explorations.  Mahwah, N.J.: Paulist Press, 1990.

Cornille, Catherine.  Many Mansions?  Multiple Religious Belonging and Christian Identity.  Faith Meets Faith Series.  Maryknoll, NY: Orbis, 2002.

Cupitt, Don.  Taking Leave of God.  New York: Crossroad, 1981.

The Dalai Lama (Tenzin Gyatso).  The Good Heart: A Buddhist Perspective on the Teachings of Jesus.  Boston: Wisdom Publications, 1996.

Damascene, Hieromonk.  Christ the Eternal Tao.  Platina, CA: Valaam Books, 1999.

D’Costa, Gavin.  The Meeting of Religions and the Trinity.  Maryknoll, NY: Orbis, 2000.

de Mello, Anthony, S.J.  Sadhana: A Way to God: Christian Exercises in Eastern Form.  St. Louis: The Institute of Jesuit Sources, 1978.

Dunne, Carrin.  Buddha & Jesus: Conversations.  Springfield, IL: Templegate, 1975.

Du Boulay, Shirley.  The Cave of the Heart: The Life of Swami Abhishiktananda (Henri Le Saux).  Maryknoll: Orbis Books, 2005.

Enomiya-Lassalle, Hugo.  Living in the New Consciousness.  Boston: Shambhala, 1988.

Finley, James.  Merton's Palace of Nowhere: A Search for God through Awareness of the True Self.  Notre Dame, IN: Ave Maria Press, 1978.

Fredericks, James L.  Buddhists and Christians: Through Comparative Theology to Solidarity.  Maryknoll, N.Y., Orbis Books, 2004.

Fredericks, James L.  Faith Among Faiths: Christian Theology and Non-Christian Religions.  NY: Paulist Press, 1999.

Freeman, Laurence.  Common Ground: Letters to a World Community of Meditators.  NY: Continuum, 1999.  [available through Medio Media, Tucson, AZ]

Freeman, Laurence.  The Selfless Self.  NY: Continuum. [available through Medio Media, Tucson, AZ]

Funk, Mary Margaret, OSB.  Thoughts Matter: The Practice of the Spiritual Life.  Foreword by Kathleen Norris.  New York: Continuum, 1998, 2002.

Graham, Dom Aelred.  Zen Catholicism.  New York: Harcourt, Brace & World, 1963.

Gross, Rita M.  Buddhists Talk About Jesus, Christians Talk about the Buddha.  NY: Contiuum, 2000.

Gruber, Elmar R. and Holger Kersten.  The Original Jesus: The Buddhist Sources of Christianity.  Rockport, MA: Element Books, 1995.

Habito, Ruben L.F.  Healing Breath: Zen Spirituality for a Wounded Earth.  Maryknoll, N.Y.: Orbis Books, 1993.

Habito, Ruben L.F.  Living Zen, Loving God.  John Keenan, Foreword.  Wisdom Publications, Boston, 2004.

Habito, Ruben L.F.  Total Liberation: Zen Spirituality and the Social Dimension.  Maryknoll, N.Y.: Orbis Books, 1989.

Hackett, David.  The Silent Dialogue: Zen Letters to a Trappist Monk.  New York: Continuum, 1996.

Hand, Thomas, S.J. and Chwen Jiuan A. Lee.  A Taste of Water: Christianity Through Taoist-Buddhist Eyes.  New York: Paulist Press, 1990.

Hanh, Thich Nhat.  Going Home: Jesus and Buddha as Brothers.  NY: Riverhead Books (Putnam), 1999.

Hanh, Thich Nhat.  Living Buddha, Living Christ.  New York: Riverhead, 1995.

Heim, S. Mark.  The Depth of the Riches: A Trinitarian Theology of Religious Ends.  Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2001.

Hauser, Richard J., S.J.  Moving in the Spirit: Becoming a Contemplative in Action.  New York: Paulist Press, 1986.

Ingram, Paul O. and  Frederick J. Streng, editors.  Buddhist-Christian Dialogue:  Mutual Renewal and Transformation.  University of Hawaii Press, 1986.

Ingram, Paul O.  Wrestling with the Ox: A Theology of Religious Experience.  NY: Continuum, 1997.  (at Pacific Lutheran U.)

Johnston, William.  “Arise, My Love. . .”: Mysticism for a New Era.  Maryknoll: Orbis Books, 2,000.  [I, RAJ, did a blurb for this book, printed on the back of the first edition, paperback.]

Johnston, William.  Being In Love: The Practice of Christian Prayer.  London: William Collins Sons & Co., (Fount paperbacks), 1988.

Johnston, William.  Christian Mysticism Today.  San Francisco: Harper & Row, 1984.

Johnston, William.  The Inner Eye of Love: Mysticism and Religion.  San Francisco: Harper & Row, 1978.

Johnston, William.  Lord Teach Us to Pray.  London: HarperCollins, 1991.

Johnston, William.  The Mirror Mind: Spirituality and Transformation.  San Francisco: Harper & Row, 1981.

Johnston, William.  Mystical Theology: The Science of Love.  Maryknoll, NY: Orbis Books, (UK: HarperCollins, 1995) 1998.

Johnston, William.  The Still Point: Reflections on Zen and Christian Mysticism.  New York: Fordham University Press, 1970.

Jonas, Robert A.  Rebecca: A Father's Journey from Grief to Gratitude.  New York: Crossroad, 1996.

Jonas, Robert A.  Cigarette Smoke and Incense: A Perfect Storm of Healing, a chapter in Into the Mountain Stream: Psychotherapy and Buddhism.  Paul C. Cooper, editor.  Lanham, MD: Jason Aronson, 2006.

Jonas, Robert A.  Loving Someone You Can’t See, a chapter in Beside Still Waters: Jews, Christians, and the Way of the Buddha. Harold Kasimow, Linda Keenan & John Keenan, eds.  Foreword by Jack Miles, author of God, A Biography.  (Boston: Wisdom Publications, 2003).  [Read review at:]

Jonas, Robert A.  The Empty Bell: A Contemplative Community, a chapter in Handbook of Spirituality for Ministers: Perspectives for the 21st century, volume 2 in Robert J. Wicks, ed. Pages 486-506. NY and Mahweh, NJ: Paulist Press, 2000.

Jones, James W.  The Mirror of God: Christian Faith as Spiritual Practice--Lessons from Buddhism and Psychotherapy.  NY: Palgrave Macmillan, 2003.

Kadowaki, J.K.  Zen and the Bible.  Intro by William Johnston.  First published in Japanese in 1977 by Shunjusha, Tokyo as Koan to Seisho no Shindoku.  Maryknoll, NY: Orbis Books, 2002.

Kaisch, Ken, Ph.D.  Finding God: A Handbook of Christian Meditation.  New York: Paulist Press, 1994.

Kamenetz, Rodger.  The Jew in the Lotus: A Poet's Rediscovery of Jewish Identity in Buddhist India.  HarperSanFrancisco, 1994.

Kasimow, Harold, Linda Keenan & John Keenan, eds.  Beside Still Waters: Jews, Christians, and the Way of the Buddha.  Foreword by Jack Miles, author of God, A Biography.  (Boston: Wisdom Publications, 2003).

Keating, Thomas.  The Heart of the World: A Spiritual Catechism.  New York: Crossroad, 1988.

Keating, Thomas.  Invitation to Love: The Way of Christian Contemplation.  Rockport, Massachusetts: Element Books, 1992.

Keating, Thomas.  Open Mind, Open Heart.  New York: Amity House, 1986.

Keating, Thomas. Reawakenings.  New York: Crossroad, 1992.

Keenan, John P.  The Gospel of Mark: A Mahayana Reading.  Maryknoll, NY, 1995.

Keenan, John P.  The Meaning of Christ: A Mahayana Theology.  Faith Meets Faith Series.  Maryknoll, NY: Orbis Books, 1993.

Keenan, John P.  The Wisdom of James: Parallels with Mahayana Buddhism.  N.Y., The Newman Press, 2005.

Kennedy, Robert E.  Zen Gifts to Christians.  New York: Continuum, 2000.

Kennedy, Robert E.  Zen Spirit, Christian Spirit: The Place of Zen in Christian Life.  New York: Continuum Books, 1995.

Kinahan, Timothy.  A Deep but Dazzling Darkness: A Christian Theology in an Interfaith Perspective.  Dublin, Ireland. Columbia Press, 2006.

King, Robert H.  Thomas Merton and Thich Nhat Hanh: Engaged Spirituality in an Age of Globalization.  New York & London: Continuum Publishing Group, 2001.

Lai, Whalen & Michael von Bruck.  Christianity and Buddhism: A Multi-Cultural History of Their Dialogue.  Maryknoll: Orbis, 2001.

Lefebure, Leo D.  The Buddha & The Christ: Explorations in Buddhist and Christian Dialogue.  Maryknoll, NY: Orbis Books, 1993.

Lee, Jiuan A. and Thomas G. Hand.  A Taste of Water: Christianity Through Taoist-Buddhist Eyes.  New York: Paulist Press, 1990.

Leong, Kenneth S.  The Zen Teachings of Jesus.  New York: Crossroad, 1995.

Lopez, Donald S., Jr. and Steven C. Rockefeller.  The Christ and the Bodhisattva.  Albany, New York: State University of New York Press, 1987.

Louth, Andrew.  Discerning the Mystery: An Essay on the Nature of Theology.  Oxford: Clarendon Paperbacks, 1983, 1989.

Louth, Andrew.  The Origins of the Christian Mystical Tradition: From Plato to Denys.  Oxford, England: Clarendon Press, 1981.

Mabry, John.  God As Nature Sees God: A Christian Reading of the Tao Te Ching.  Rockport, MA: Element Books, 1994.

Main, John.  Word into Silence.  Tucson: Medio Media.

Main, John.  The Heart of Creation.  NYC: Continuum, 1998.

Maloney, George A., S.J.  Why Not Become Totally Fire? The Power of Fiery Prayer.  New York: Paulist Press, 1989.

Marion, Jim.  Putting on the Mind of Christ: The Inner Work of Christian Spirituality.  Forward by Ken Wilbur.  Charlottsville, VA: Hampton Roads Publishing Co., 2000.

May, Gerald G., M.D.  Addiction & Grace.  San Francisco: Harper & Row, 1988.

May, Gerald G., M.D.  The Awakened Heart: Living Beyond Addiction.  San Francisco:  Harper Collins, 1991.

Mayers, Gregory.  Listen to the Desert: Secrets of Spiritual Maturity From the Desert Fathers and Mothers.  Liguori, Missouri: Triumph Books, 1996.

Meadow, Mary Jo.  Gentling the Heart: Buddhist Loving-Kindness Practice for Christians.  Crossroad, 1994.

Meadow, Mary Jo, Kevin Culligan and Daniel Chowning.  Purifying the Heart: Buddhist Insight Meditation for Christians.  New York: Crossroad, 1994.

Merton, Thomas.  Contemplative Prayer.  Garden City: Image Books, 1971.

Merton, Thomas.  Mystics & Zen Masters.  New York: Dell Publishing, 1961.

Merton, Thomas.  The Way of Chuang Tzu.  Boston & London: Shambhala, 1992.

Merton, Thomas.  Zen and the Birds of Appetite.  New York: New Directions, 1968.

Mitchell, Donald W.  Spirituality and Emptiness: The Dynamics of Spiritual Life in Buddhism and Christianity.  Foreword by Keith J. Egan, preface by Masao Abe.  New York: Paulist Press, 1991.

Mitchell, Donald W. and James Wiseman, O.S.B., eds.  The Gethsemane Encounter: A Dialogue on the Spiritual Life by Buddhist and Christian Monastics.  New York: Continuum, 1998.

Mommaers, Paul and Jan Van Bragt.  Mysticism: Buddhist and Christian/Encounters with Jan Van Ruusbroec.  New York: Crossroad, 1995.

Pieris, Aloysius, S.J.  Love Meets Wisdom: A Christian Experience of Buddhism.  Faith Meets Faith Series.  Maryknoll: Orbis Books, 1988.

Panikkar, Raimundo.  Blessed Simplicity: The Monk as Universal Archetype.  NY: Seabury Press, 1982.

Panikkar, Raimundo.  The Cosmotheandric Experience: Emerging Religious Consciousness.  NY: Marknoll, 1993.

Panikkar, Raimundo.  The Silence of God: The Answer of the Buddha.   Faith Meets Faith Series.  Maryknoll, N.Y.: Orbis Books, 1989.

Pennington, M. Basil.  Centered Living: The Way of Centering Prayer.  New York: Doubleday, 1986.

Pennington, M. Basil.  Centering Prayer.  Garden City, N.Y.: Image Books, 1982.

Rahner, Karl.  "Dogmatic Reflections on the Knowledge and Self-Consciousness of Christ."  Theological Investigations.  Vol. V,  Baltimore: Helicon, 1966, pp. 193-215.

Riegert, Ray and Thomas Moore, eds.  Translation (from Chinese) by Jon Babcock.  The Lost Sutras of Jesus: Unlocking the Ancient Wisdom of the Xian Monks.  Seastone (Ulysses Press): Berkeley, CA 2003.

Samartha, S. J.  One Christ--Many Religions: Toward a Revised Christology.  Faith Meets Faith Series.  Marknoll, NY: Orbis Books, 1991.

Shannon, William H.  Silence on Fire: The Prayer of Awareness.  New York: Crossroad, 1991.

Suzuki, D.T.  Mysticism, Christian and Buddhist.  New York: Harper & Row/Perennial Library, 1957.

Toon, Peter.  Meditating As a Christian: Waiting Upon God.  London: HarperCollins, 1991.

Waldenfels, Hans. Absolute Nothingness: Foundations for a Buddhist-Christian Dialogue.  Translated by J. W. Heisig.  New York: Paulist Press, 1980.

Walker, Susan, ed.  Speaking of Silence: Christians and Buddhists on the Contemplative Way.  New York: Paulist Press, 1987.

Yagi, Seiichi and Leonard Swidler.  A Bridge to Buddhist-Christian Dialogue.  New York: Paulist Press, 1988.


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