3. Dengyo Daishi and German Theology
Interactions with Japanese Buddhism - Explorations and Viewpoints in Twentieth Century Kyōto - Michael Pye
Bruno Petzold † [+]
Writer and Buddhist Scholar
In this essay, the author looks at the work of Dengyo Daishi, known as the systematic introducer to Japan of the Chinese Tiantai School and compares it with the medieval mystical writing known of Theoogia Germanica. It is thus an early example of those Buddhist-Christian encounters that have focused on the mystical strand within Christianity as the most promising point of contact for exploration.