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10.5: For Further Reading

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    Recommended articles in the Encyclopedia of Religion, edited by Mircea Eliade (New York: Macmillan, 1987), include Wisdom; Truth; Reason; Knowledge and Ignorance; Buddhism, Schools of Buddhist Philosophy, Prajna; Paramitas, Sunyam and Sunyata; Nirvana; Samsara; Madhyamika; Yogacara; Nagarjuna; Dge-lugs-pa [Gelukpa; Theology, Christian Theology, Scholasticism; Logos; Proofs for the Existence of God; Anselm; Thomas Aquinas, Augustine of Hippo.

    Herbert V. Guenther, Tibetan Buddhism without Mystification (Leiden, Netherlands: Brill, 1966). A general introduction to Gelukpa Tibetan philosophy.

    David J. Kalupahana, A History of Buddhist Philosophy: Continuities and Discontinuities (Honolulu, HI: University of Hawaii Press, 1992). One of the better overviews of the history of Buddhist philosophy.

    Guy Newland, Compassion: A Tibetan Analysis (London: Wisdom, 1984). Gives a good idea of what the give and take of Tibetan philosophical argumentation is like in practice.

    Daniel Perdue, Introductory Debate in Tibetan Buddhism (Dharmshala, India: Library of Tibetan Works and Archives, 1976). A brief introduction to the tradition of Tibetan philosophical debate.

    The Questions of King Milinda, trans. T. W. Rhys Davids, The Sacred Books of the East, Vols. 35, 36 (Delhi, India: Motilal Banarsidass, 1965; first published 1890-94). The complete work that has been excerpted above.

    Frederick]. Streng, Emptiness-A Study in Religious Meaning (Nashville, TN: Abingdon Press, 1967). One of the best overall studies of the preeminent Prajna-paramita "philosophical theologian," Nagarjuna, in English-highly recommended.

    Junjiro Takakusu, Essentials of Buddhist Philosophy, 2nd ed. (Honolulu, HI: University of Hawaii Press, 1949). Basic introduction to the essentials of different Buddhist philosophical schools.

    John Hick and Arthur C. McGill, eds., The Many-Faced Argument: Recent Studies on the Ontological Argument for the Existence of God (New York: Macmillan, 1967). The essays collected here give a good idea of recent interpretations and criticisms of Anselm's argument for the existence of God.

    Maurice De Wulf, An Introduction to Scholastic Philosophy: Medieval and Modern (New York: Dover, 1956). One of the better introductions to Scholastic philosophy, but does not give a very good idea of its living practice.

    Etienne Gilson, The Spirit of Medieval Philosophy (Notre Dame, IN: University of Notre Dame Press, 1936). Still the best introduction to the heart of medieval Christian philosophy.

    See Jean Leclerq, The Love of Learning and the Desire for God: A Study of Monastic Culture (New York: Fordham University Press, 1982). Perhaps the best introduction to medieval monastic theology. Very good on placing Anselm in context.

    Armand A. Maurer, Medieval Philosophy (New York: Random House, 1962). One of the better histories of medieval European philosophy.

    The Prayers and Meditations of Saint Anselm, trans. Benedicta Ward (New York: Penguin Books, 1973). A must in order to understand fully the thought of Anselm and to see it in its context of monastic spirituality.

    Gregory Schufreider, Confessions of a Rational Mystic: Anselm's Early Writings (West Lafayette, IN: Perdue University Press, 1994). A comprehensive study of the place of rational argumentation within Anselm's mystical theology.

    Benedicta Ward, "Anselm of Canterbury: A Monastic Scholar" Fairacres Publication 62 (Oxford, England: SLG Press, 1973/1990). [Reprinted in Benedicta Ward, Signs and Wonders: Saints, Miracles and Prayers from the 4th Century to the 14th (Brookfield, VT: Variorum/Ashgate, 1992), pp. 8-12.]. A good, brief overview of Anselm's thought.

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