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Daoism: A Guide for the Perplexed (Hardback)

Louis Komjathy

Edité par Continuum Publishing Corporation, United States, 2014
ISBN 10: 1441157956 / ISBN 13: 9781441157959
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Titre : Daoism: A Guide for the Perplexed (Hardback)

Éditeur : Continuum Publishing Corporation, United States

Date d'édition : 2014

Reliure : Hardback

Etat du livre : New

Edition : New..

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Language: English . Brand New Book. Daoism is a global religious and cultural phenomenon characterized by multiculturalism and ethnic diversity. Daoism: A Guide for the Perplexed offers a clear and thorough survey of this ancient and modern religious tradition. The book includes an overview of Daoist history, including key individuals and movements, translations of primary Daoist texts, and discussions of key dimensions of Daoist religiosity, covering primary concerns and defining characteristics of the religion. Specifically designed to meet the needs of students and general readers seeking a thorough understanding of the religion, this book is the ideal guide to studying and understanding Daoism as a lived and living religious community. N° de réf. du libraire AA79781441157959

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Synopsis : Daoism is a global religious and cultural phenomenon characterized by multiculturalism and ethnic diversity. Daoism: A Guide for the Perplexed offers a clear and thorough survey of this ancient and modern religious tradition. The book includes an overview of Daoist history, including key individuals and movements, translations of primary Daoist texts, and discussions of key dimensions of Daoist religiosity, covering primary concerns and defining characteristics of the religion.

Specifically designed to meet the needs of students and general readers seeking a thorough understanding of the religion, this book is the ideal guide to studying and understanding Daoism as a lived and living religious community.

Critique: Louis Komjathy's Daoism: A Guide for the Perplexed dispels the many misconceptions that people have about China's indigenous religion, and sorts through the wealth of recent scholarship about Daoism. In so doing it builds up a clear and authoritative picture of China's indigenous religion that is both reliable and accessible. James Miller, Professor of Religious Studies and Chinese Studies, Queen's University, Canada Whether perplexed, bemused, or simply curious, wayfarers along the path of life will find Louis Komjathy's little book a very knowledgeable and helpful guide to the Daoist tradition (formerly Romanized as Taoism). In a concise but accessible way, Komjathy gives the reader a complete map to the interesting and often wonderfully strange historical, cultural, and religious landscape of Daoism. Honest wayfarers may not be completely un-perplexed when finishing this guide, but they will learn that Daoism is a tradition that honors honest perplexity as a crucial step toward self-awareness and spiritual transformation. Norman Girardot, University Distinguished Professor of Comparative Religions, Lehigh University, USA

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