Recommended articles in the Encyclopedia of Religion, edited by Mircea Eliade (New York: Macmillan, 1987)include Worship and Cultic Life (Buddhist Cultic Life, Christian Worship); Rites of Passage; Ritual; Priesthood; Ordination; Domestic Observances; Pilgrimage (Buddhist Pilgrimage, Roman Catholic Pilgrimage, Eastern Christian Pilgrimage); The Sacred and the Profane; Architecture; Temple; Basilica, Cathedral, Church; Iconography (Buddhist Iconography, Christian Iconography); Images; Icons; Stupa Worship; Puja; Sacrifice; Liturgy, Sacrament; Eucharist; Baptism; and Christian Liturgical Year.
Masaharu Anesaki, Buddhist Art in Its Relation to Buddhist Ideals: With Special Reference to Buddhism in japan (Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1915). Perhaps the best treatment of Buddhist aesthetics and Buddhist art generally.
Paul Varley and Kumakura Isao, eds., Tea in japan: Essays on the History of Chanoyu (Honolulu, HI: University of Hawaii Press, 1989). A first-rate collection of essays on the history of different aspects of Tea Ceremony in Japan.
Horst Hammitzsch, Zen in the Art of the Tea Ceremony (New York: St. Martin's Press, 1980). Hamrnitzch's entire book is well worth reading.
Okakura Kakuzo, The Book of Tea (New York: Dodd, Mead, 1906; reprinted Rutland, VT: Charles E. Tuttle, 1956). By all accounts the best introduction in English to Cha-no-yu.
Jiyu Kennett, Selling Water by the River: A Manual of[Soto] Zen Training (New York: Vintage Books/Random House, 1972) [later published as Zen is Eternal Life (Emeryville, CA: Dharma Publications, 1976)]. Though focused on Soto Zen, this is a fine overview of the ritual structure of Zen monastic life.
Richard B. Pilgrim, Buddhism and the Arts of Japan (Chambersburg, PA: Anima Books, 1981). A fine overview of Buddhism's relationship to the traditional arts of Japan.
Daisetz T. Suzuki, Zen and Japanese Culture, Bollingen Series. 64 (Princeton University Press, 1959). A masterful survey of the influence of Zen upon Japanese culture, includ-
ing three chapters on the tea ceremony.
Holmes Welch, The Practice ofChinese Buddhism (New York: Atheneum, 1968). Perhaps the best source of mainland Chinese Ch'an monastic life and its rituals before the Communist revolution.
Louis Bouyer, Liturgy and Architecture (Notre Dame, IN: University of Notre Dame Press, 1967). A useful resource for reflecting on the Christian counterpart of the integration of architecture and ritual in the tea ceremony.
Louis Bouyer, Rite and Man: Natural Sacredness and Christian Liturgy (Liturgical Studies VII; Notre Dame, IN: University of Notre Dame Press, 1963). Still a fine introduction to sacramental Christianity.
Nicholas Cabasilas, The Life in Christ, trans. Carmino]. de Catanzaro (Crestwood, NY: St. Vladimir's Seminary Press, 1974). A well-loved, classic commentary on the meaning of the Divine Liturgy in Orthodox Christianity.
Lucien Deiss, The Mass, trans. Lucien Deiss and MichaelS. Driscoll (Collegeville, MN: The Liturgical Press, 1989). One of the better contemporary commentaries on the Roman Catholic Mass.
Kenneth Leech, True Prayer: An Invitation to Christian Spirituality (San Francisco, CA: Harper and Row, 1980), Ch. 4: "Prayer and Communion." The whole of Leech's account is well worth careful study.
Alexander Schmemann, Introduction to Liturgical Theology (Crestwood, NY: St. Vladimir's Seminary Press, 1966). One of the best overall introductions to Eastern Orthodox liturgical theology.
Max Thurian, The Mystery of the Eucharist (Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans, 1981). A good overview of different Christian conceptions of the meaning of the Eucharist, by a writer with a deep sacramental sensibility.
Archimandrite Vasilios, Hymn of Entry, trans. Elizabeth Briere (Crestwood, NY: St. Vladimir's Seminary Press, 1984). A wonderful introduction to the sacramental sensibility of Orthodox Christianity.
Mary Anthony Wagner, The Sacred World of the Christian, Sensed in Faith (Collegeville, MN: The Liturgical Press, 1993). A beautifully written overview of sacramental Christian life from a Roman Catholic perspective.
Benjamin D. Williams and Harold B. Anstall, Orthodox Worship: A Living Continuity with the Synagogue, the Temple and the Early Church (Minneapolis, MN: Light and Life, 1990). A good overview and explanation of the Divine Liturgy.