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Merton's Correspondence with:

Masao Abe; Maso Abe; Abe, Maso

Abe, Masao, 1915-2006  printer


Descriptive Summary

Record Group: Section A - Correspondence
Dates of materials: 1966-1967
Volume: 4 item(s); 8 pg(s)

Scope and Content


Masao Abe was a Zen Buddhist scholar from Kyoto, Japan.

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Related Information and Links

See also one published letter from Merton to Masao Abe in Witness to Freedom, pp. 331-332.

Series List

This Record Sub-Group is not divided into Series and is arranged chronologically.

Container List

#DateFrom/ToFirst LinesPub ✓Notes
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1. 1966/08/12 HLS to Merton Mr. Richard DeMartino sent me a copy of your paper. Buddhism and the Modern World, Abe's article from Pacific Philosophy Forum / "Buddhism and Christianity as a Problem of Today" in Japanese Religions «detailed view»
2. 1967/03/27 TL[c] from Merton I deeply regret the fact that due to your ill health you had to return early to Japan, and were Abe's notes on "Living Dying Life" / the Eastern Buddhist publication / Daisetz Teitaro Suzuki / Richard De Martino / Winston King «detailed view»
3. 1967/05/12 TL[x] from Merton Just after I had sent you my last letter, the copies of "Japanese Religi [page cuts off] arrived [Karl] Barth / Christian mystical experience / Christian ontology / atomic physicists - Bohr and Heisenberg / Islamic mysticism - Sufis / Mystics and Zen Masters / "'popular' Zen craze" «detailed view»
4. 1967/06/30 HLS to Merton I am sorry not to have written to you long before this. I have been dreadfully busy for the past Abe's paper "Zen and Western Thought" / Merton's "A New Christian Consciousness?", "Seven Words", and Mystics and Zen Masters / Catholicism, Protestantism and ontological aspects of Christianity «detailed view»

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