The Author: Steven Heine, former Fulbright Researcher and a professor of religion at LaSalle University, has published a book
on comparative philosophy, Existential and Ontological Dimensions of Time in Heidegger and Dôgen (with a translation
of Dôgen's «Uji» fascicle), and on Japanese religio-aesthetics, A Blade of Grass: Japanese Poetry and Aesthetics in Dôgen
Zen (with a translation of Dôgen's poetry collection øPeter Lang, 1989!). Heine is also the editor and partial translator
of Masao Abe's A Study of Dôgen: His Philosophy of Religion, and he is currently working on a book examining the relation
between Dôgen and the Zen kôan tradition.