Taoism: Growth of a Religion
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BeschreibungFor many years, it was customary to divide Taoism into "philosophical Taoism" and "religious Taoism." The author has long argued that this is a false division and that "religious" Taoism is simply the practice of "philosophical" Taoism. She sees Taoism as foremost a religion, and the present work traces the development of Taoism up to the point it reached its mature form.
InhaltsverzeichnisTranslator's foreword; Author's preface; Chronology; Introduction: definitions and controlling concepts; 1. The warring states (fourth to third centuries B. C.); 2. New elements under the Han; 3. The celestrial masters; 4. Ge Hong and his tradition; 5. The Lingbao school; 7. The Tang period; 8. Under the song and the Yuan: interior alchemy; Conclusion; Notes; Suggestions for further readings; Index.
PortraitIsabelle Robinet is Professor of Chinese at the University of Aix-en-Provence.
Untertitel: Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: STANFORD UNIV PR
Erscheinungsdatum: Mai 1997
Seitenanzahl: 296 Seiten
Übersetzer/Sprecher: Übersetzt von Phyllis Brooks