James W. Heisig Selected essays in western languages

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  1. “Non-I and Thou: Nishida, Buber, and the Moral Consequences of Self-Actualization,” Philosophy East and West 50: 2 (2000): 179–207
  2. “Nishida’s Medieval Bent,” Japanese Journal of Religious Studies 31/1 (2004): 55–72.
  3. "Nishida’s Deodorized Basho and the Scent of Zeami’s Flower." J. W. Heisig and R. Raud, eds., Classical Japanese Philosophy (Nagoya: Nanzan Institute for Religion and Culture, 2010), 247–73.
  4. "An Inquiry into the Good and Nishida’s Missing Basho" Comparative and Continental Philosophy, 4/2 (2012): 237–51.
  5. “Nothing and Nowhere East and West: Nishida Kitarō and Hints of a Common Ground.” Angelaki 17/3 (2012): 17 –30. Angelaki 17/3 (2012): 17 –30.
  6. "Nishida’s Philosophical Equivalents of Enlightenment and No-Self" Bulletin of the Nanzan Institute for Religion and Culture 39 (2015): 36–60.
  7. “Foreword.” Tanabe Hajime, Philosophy as Metanoetics (Berkeley: University of California Press, 1986): vii-xxx.
  8. “The ‘Self that is Not-a-Self’: Tanabe’s Dialectics of Self-Awareness.” T. Unno and J. Heisig, eds., The Religious Philosophy of Tanabe Hajime: The Metanoetic Imperative (Berkeley: Asian Humanities Press, 1990): 277–90.
  9. "Tanabe’s Logic of the Specific and the Spirit of Nationalism," J.W. Heisig and J. C. Maraldo, eds., Rude Awakenings: Zen, the Kyoto School, and the Question of Nationalism (Honolulu: University of Hawai'i Press, 1995), 255–88.
  10. “Tanabe’s Logic of the Specific and the Critique of the Global Village,” The Eastern Buddhist 28/2 (1995): 198–224.
  11. "Tanabe Hajime and the Hint of a Dharmic Finality." Comprendre 13/2 (2011): 55–69.
  12. "Tanabe Hajime's God." Bulletin of the Nanzan Institute for Religion and Culture 38 (2014): 21–42.
  13. "Introducción." Tanabe Hajime, Filosofía como metanoética (Barcelona: Herder Editorial, 2014), 15–40.
  14. “Dirty Water, Clear Thinking.” The Eastern Buddhist 35/1 (Spring 1992): 85–91.
  15. “Introducción,” Nishitani Keiji, La religión y la nada (Madrid: Ediciones Siruela, 1999), 9–25.
  16. “Introduzione,” Nishitani Keiji, La religione e il nulla. Trad. ii Carlo Saviani (Roma: Città Nuova, 2004), 9–24.
  17. “Nishitani Keiji and the Overcoming of Modernity (1940–1945),” Raquel Bouso and James W. Heisig, eds., Frontiers of Japanese Philosophy 6: Confluences and Cross-Currents (Nagoya: Nanzan Institute for Religion and Culture 2009), 297–329.
  18. “Approaching the Ueda Shizuteru Collection,” The Eastern Buddhist 37/1–2 (2005): 254–74.
  19. “Philosophy as Spirituality: The Way of the Kyoto School,” Takeuchi Yoshinori et al., ed., Buddhist Spirituality. Volume 2: Later China, Korea, Japan, and the Modern World, (New York: Crossroad, 1999), 367– 88.
  20. “Autorov predgovor bosanskom prijevodu,” J. W. Heisig, Filozofi ništavila: Esej o Kyoto školi (Sarajevo: Kult-B, 2007), 13–19.
  21. “The Place of Japanese Philosophy,” Japan Studies Review 8 (2004): 97–110.
  22. “Prefazione.” Ueda Shizuteru, Zen e filosofia (Palermo: L’Epos, 2006), 15–35.
  23. “Redefiniranje definiranja filozofije: Apologija Priručnika iz japanske filozofije,” Odjek Jesen-Zim 2006: 71–75. Reprinted in J. W. Heisig and Nevad Kahteran, eds., Frontiers of Japanese Philosophy 5: Nove granice japanske filozofije (Sarajevo-Nagoya: Nanzan Institut za religiju i kulturu i BTC Šahinpašić, 2009), 146-54.
  24. “Desacralizing Philosophical Translation in Japan,” Bulletin of the Nanzan Institute for Religion and Culture 27 (2003): 46–62.
  25. “Redefining Defining Philosophy: An Apology for a Sourcebook in Japanese Philosophy,” J. W. Heisig, ed., Japanese Philosophy Abroad (Nagoya: Nanzan Institute for Religion and Culture, 2004). 275–85.
  26. “The Myth of the Primacy of Religious Experience: Towards a Restoration of the Moral Dimension.” Academia 64 (1998): 25–45.
  27. “Demystifying Communication," The Japan Mission Journal 58/3 (2004): 157–70.
  28. “The Place of Doctrine and Philosophy in Religious Experience: A View from the East.” Gerd Haeffner, ed., Religiöse Erfahrung II. Interkulturelle Perspektiven (Stuttgart: Kohlhammer, 2007), 42–53.
  29. “Foreword.” Christopher Goto-Jones, Re-Politicising the Kyoto School as Philosophy (London: Routledge, 2007), xi–xv.
  30. "East Asian Philosophy and the Case against Perfect Translations" Comparative and Continental Philosophy 2/1 (2010): 81–90.
  31. “Avant-propos,” Jacynthe Tremblay, Philosophes japonais contemporains (Montréal, Presses de l’Université de Montréal, 2010), 9–11.
  32. “Japanese Philosophy: A Sourcebook. The Story behind the Project,” Bulletin of the Nanzan Institute for Religion and Culture 35 (2011): 9–23.
  33. "Philosophy on a Bridge." Confluence 4 (2016): 257–70.
  34. "Japanese Philosophy and its New Students." Kevin Lam and Ching-yuen Cheung, eds., Globalizing Japanese Philosophy as an Academic Discipline (Taipei: National Taiwan University Press, 2017), 15–22.


  35. “La nozione di Dio secondo Carl Gustav Jung.” Humanitas 10 (1971): 777–802.
  36. “The ‘VII Sermones’: Play and Theory.” Spring (1972): 206–18.
  37. “Jung and Theology: A Bibliographical Essay.” Spring (1973): 204–55.
  38. “Depth-Psychology and the Homo Religiosus.” Irish Theological Quarterly 40 (1973): 148–61.
  39. “Jung und die Theologie: eine bibliographische Abhandlung.” Zeitschrift für Analytische Psychologie und ihre Grenzgebiete 7/3 (1976): 177–220.
  40. “Jung and the Imago Dei: The Future of an Idea.” Journal of Religion 56/1 (1976): 88–104.
  41. “The Mystique of the Nonrational and a New Spirituality,” David Ray Griffin, ed., Archetypal Process: Self and Divine in Whitehead, Jung, and Hillman (Evanston: Northwestern University Press, 1989), 167–201, 209–13.
  42. “Die Tiefenpsychologie und der buddhistisch-christliche Dialog.” Das Gold im Wachs: Festschrift für Thomas Immoos zum 70. Geburtstag, ed. by E. Gössmann and G. Zobel (Munich: Iudicium Verlag, 1988): 531–48.
  43. “Self-Healing: The Dilemma of Japanese Depth-Psychology.” Academia 49 (1989): 1–24.
  44. “The Quest of the True Self: Jung’s Rediscovery of a Modern Invention,” Journal of Religion 77/2 (1997): 252–67.
  45. “Jungian Psychology and the Public Self.” Academia 70 (1999): 363–94.
  46. “Jung, Christianity, and Buddhism,” Bulletin of the Nanzan Institute for Religion and Culture 23 (1999): 74–104.


  47. “Mission in a Myth out of Time,” Verbum 21/3–4 (1980): 348–60.
  48. “Christian Mission: The Selfish War.” Verbum 22/3–4 (1981): 363–86; 23/2 (1982): 203–10.
  49. “The Dialogue Among Religions: Looking Back, Looking Ahead.” Bulletin of the Nanzan Institute for Religion and Culture 17 (1993): 40–48.
  50. “Thoughts on the Christian Mission in Japan.” DIWA (Tagaytay, Philippines) 8/2 (1984): 118–31.
  51. “Śūnyatā and Kenōsis.” Academia 43 (1986): 1–29.
  52. “Interreligious Dialogue: Enterprising on an Ethos.” Japanese Buddhism: Its Tradition, New Religions and Interaction with Christianity, ed. by M. Kiyota, B. Earhart, P. Griffiths, and J. Heisig (Tokyo: Buddhist Books International, 1987): 135–44.
  53. “Jaký je to čas pro křest’anstvi?” Česká Metanoia 18 (1998): 11–32.
  54. “Sei sūtra sul diaologo tra le religioni. Una testimonianza.” Rassegna di teologia 15/4 (1994): 578–90.
  55. “Śūnyatā e Kenōsis.” Análise & Síntese 2 (2002): 11–32.
  56. “Report from Latin America,” Bulletin of the Nanzan Institute for Religion and Culture 26 (2002): 32–43.
  57. “Fundamentalism in Dialogue,” Bulletin of the Nanzan Institute for Religion and Culture 28 (2004): 51–7.
  58. “Way of Enlightenment, Way of Salvation: The Pilgrimages of Sudhana and Ramon Llull,” Studies in Interreligious Dialogue 14/1 (2004): 53–74.
  59. “The Pontifical Thought of Jan Van Bragt,” Studies in Interreligious Dialogue 17/2 (2007): 133–52.
  60. “O cristianismo em diálogo com as religiões no Japão: Doutrina e experiência budista e cristâ.” Cristianismo no Japão. Universalismo cristão e cultura nipónica (Lisboa, Fatima: Fundação AIS, Misionarios do Verbo Divino, 2009), 107–124.
  61. “The Misplaced Immediacy of Christian-Buddhist Dialogue,” Catherine Cornille and Stephanie Corigliano, eds. Interreligious Dialogue and Cultural Change (Eugene, OR: Wipf and Stock, 2012), 96–115.
  62. “The End of the Christian-Buddhist Dialogue,” Bulletin of the Nanzan Institute for Religion and Culture 41 (2017): 8–20.


  63. In the Wake of God (Techny, Il.: 1967), 313 pages.
  64. “Man and God Evolving: Altizer and Teilhard.” John B. Cobb, Jr., ed., The Theology of Altizer (Philadelphia: Westminster, 1970), 93–111.
  65. “Ἐνσάρκωση Ἐλευθερίας: τὸ ὅραμα τοῦ ΝίκουΚαξαντξάκη.” Νέα Ἑστία (Christmas 1971): 147–78.
  66. “Pinocchio: Archetype of the Motherless Child.” Children’s Literature 3 (1974): 23–35.
  67. “Bruno Bettelheim and the Fairytales.” Children’s Literature 6 (1977): 93–114.
  68. “Converting to the Earth,” Life and the Environment: Proceedings, vol. 4 (Takayama: Yoko Civilization Research Institute, 2003), 22–9.
  69. “Sufficiency, Conviviality, and the Pursuit of Happiness,” Bulletin of the Nanzan Institute for Religion and Culture 34 (2010): 77–85.


  70. “Seminary Education: The Ritualization of Underdevelopment,” Review for Religious 34/5 (1975): 735–47.
  71. “Foreword,” Frederick Franck, To Be Human Against All Odds (Berkeley: Asian Humanities Press, 1991): 3–11.
  72. “Castità consacrata e mutilazione spirituale.” Vita Consacrata 8 (1972): 472–81.
  73. “In Memoriam: Johannes Hirschmeier, 1921–1982.” Bulletin of the Nanzan Institute for Religion and Culture 7 (1983): 20–4.
  74. “Japanese Shinto’s ‘Changing of the Shrine’: A Universal Symbol in Particular Attire,” Bulletin of the Nanzan Institute for Religion and Culture 18 (1994): 33–6.
  75. “In Memoriam Jan Van Bragt (1928–2007).” Bulletin of the Nanzan Institute for Religion and Culture 31 (2007): 60–64.
  76. “¿Què es veu quan els llums s’encenen?” Raquel Bouso, El Zen (Barcelona: Fragmenta Editorial, 2008), 159–63.
  77. “What Does One See When the Lights Come On?” Bulletin of the Nanzan Institute for Religion and Culture 33 (2009): 57–9.
  78. “Che cosa si vede quando la luce arriva?” Fioravani e Donatella Failla Zuiganji, La vita dei monaci Zen (Genova: Museo d’Arte Orientale “Edoardo Chiossone,” 2011): 10–16.
  79. “Que voit-on lorsque les lumières surgissent?” Voies de l’Orient 118 (2011): 8–10.

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