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The A to Z of Taoism

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Taoism, the set of philosophical teachings and religious practices rooted in the understanding of the Chinese character Tao, or _The Way,_ was founded by the Chinese philosopher Laozi in the 6th Century BCE, whose work, the Tao Te Ching (The Book of the Way and its Virtue) laid the philosophical foundation for the religion's beliefs. This volume starts, as it should, with a detailed chronology of Taoism and its relationship both to China and other teachings. The introduction inserts it further in this basic context. Then the dictionary section, consisting of several hundred cross-referenced entries, provides a more detailed treatment of significant persons, nonpersons (gods and demons), concepts, practices, rituals, scriptures, and schools. The bibliography suggests further reading.

Book News Annotation:

Canadian scholar of religious and Far Eastern studies Pas (1929-2000) begins with a chronology of Taoism and an introduction setting it in the context of Chinese history and other religious traditions. Then he presents over 270 articles on people, movements, works, concepts, and other aspects. Some are under Chinese and other under English headings. There is no index, but extensive cross-referencing.
Annotation ©2006 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Book News Annotation:

Canadian scholar of religious and Far Eastern studies Pas (1929-2000) begins with a chronology of Taoism and an introduction setting it in the context of Chinese history and other religious traditions. Then he presents over 270 articles on people, movements, works, concepts, and other aspects. Some are under Chinese and other under English headings. There is no index, but extensive cross-referencing. Annotation ©2006 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Synopsis:

Taoism, the set of philosophical teachings and religious practices rooted in the understanding of the Chinese character Tao, or _The Way,_ was founded by the Chinese philosopher Laozi in the 6th Century BCE, whose work, the Tao Te Ching (The Book of the Way and its Virtue) laid the philosophical foundation for the religion's beliefs. This volume starts, as it should, with a detailed chronology of Taoism and its relationship both to China and other teachings.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780810855113
Author:
Pas, Julian F.
Publisher:
Scarecrow Press
Subject:
Taoism
Subject:
Religion Eastern-Taoism
Series:
A to Z Guides
Series Volume:
13
Publication Date:
20060131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
415
Dimensions:
8.52x5.62x1.17 in. 1.44 lbs.

Related Subjects

History and Social Science » World History » General
Religion » Comparative Religion » General
Religion » Comparative Religion » Reference
Religion » Eastern Religions » Taoism

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"Synopsis" by , Taoism, the set of philosophical teachings and religious practices rooted in the understanding of the Chinese character Tao, or _The Way,_ was founded by the Chinese philosopher Laozi in the 6th Century BCE, whose work, the Tao Te Ching (The Book of the Way and its Virtue) laid the philosophical foundation for the religion's beliefs. This volume starts, as it should, with a detailed chronology of Taoism and its relationship both to China and other teachings.
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