Dr. Steven Heine has published more than thirty books, both monographs and edited volumes (including a prestigious series co-edited by Dale Wright and another series on the works of Japanese philosopher Masao Abe) highlighting the life and thought of Dōgen, the history of Zen Buddhism in China and Japan, and the relation of East Asian religiosity to modern society.


Dōgen Studies

History and Thought of Zen Buddhism


Asian Religion in Contemporary Culture: East & West

Co-Edited Series with Dale S. Wright (on Zen Buddhism)

  • The Kōan: Texts and Contexts in Zen Buddhism (Oxford University Press, 2000, ISBN: 978-0-19511749-3)
  • The Zen Canon: Understanding the Classic Texts (Oxford University Press, 2004, ISBN: 978-0-19-515068-1)
  • Zen Classics: Formative Texts in the History of Zen Buddhism (Oxford University Press, 2005, ISBN: 978-0-19-517525-7)
  • Zen Ritual: Studies of Zen Buddhist Theory in Practice (Oxford University Press, 2007, ISBN: 978-0-19-530468-8)
  • Zen Masters (Oxford University Press, 2010, ISBN: 978-0-19-536765-2)

Edited Books by Masao Abe