SPRUNG, Mervyn

SPRUNG,  George Mervyn Carter. Winnipeg 1913 — Peterborough, Ontario 5.1.2000. Canadian Buddhist Scholar. Son of Benjamin Franklin Sprung. Studies at Manitoba (B.A.), Toronto (M.A.) and Berlin (Ph.D. 1939). Back in Canada volunteered in army and, speaking fluent German, was taken to intelligence. Colonel. After war worked as army historian, then 1965-79 Professor of Philosophy at Brock University in St.Catharines, Ontario. Emeritus, living in Apsley. Married 1939 Ilse Grabenhorst, three children.

Publications: The Question of Being: East-West Perspectives. 161 p. University Park, PA 1978.

– Edited: The Problem of Two Truths in Buddhismand Vedanta. 125 p. Dordrecht – Boston 1973.

– Transl. Lucid Exposition to the Middle Way. The Essential Chapters from the Prasannapadā of Candrakīrti. Translated from Sanskrit by M. Sprung in collaboration with T. R. V. Murti and U. S. Vyas. 16+283 p. L. 1979.

– Books not related to Asian studies.

Sources: www.canadaveteranshallofvalour.com/SprungGMC.htm with photo; The Globe and Mail 11.1.2000 in legacy.com; father in ancestry.com.

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