The Laughing Buddha

Zen and the Comic Spirit

By Conrad Hyers

The Laughing Buddha

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  • ISBN: 9781592444953
  • Pages: 198
  • Publication Date: 1/26/2004
  • Retail Price: $25.00
Web Price: $20.00
Web Price: $20.00

The Laughing Buddha

Zen and the Comic Spirit

By Conrad Hyers

paperback-logo

PAPERBACK

  • ISBN: 9781592444953
  • Pages: 198
  • Publication Date: 1/26/2004
  • Retail Price: $25.00
Web Price: $20.00

About-

This book has been highly acclaimed both as an imaginative way of introducing the Zen tradition to Western readers, and as an important contribution to understanding the fullness of the Zen perspective and way of life.

Endorsements & Reviews-

"Superb pieces on the comic perspective in Zen literature and art. The contrast of the mythic and everyday worlds is wonderfully illuminating. My admiration for the way in which these Japanese and Chinese Buddhist themes are handled." -- Joseph Campbell

"Profoundly impressive. A fine contribution, unique of its kind, to the literature on Zen Buddhism." -- Christmas Humphreys

Contributors-

Conrad Hyers

Bio(s)-

Conrad Hyers has served as Professor of the History of Religion and Chair of the Department of Religion at both Beloit College and at Gustavus Adolphus College. He is also an ordained Presbyterian minister, and author of 'Zen and the Comic Spirit', 'The Meaning of Creation', 'Once-Born,Twice-Born Zen,' 'And God Created Laughter', and editor of 'Holy Laughter: Essays on Religion in the Comic Perspective'.

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