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  • Local Religion in North China in the Twentieth Centuryby Daniel Overmyer

    BRILL 2009; US$ 147.00

    This book is a comprehensive survey of the structure, organization and institutionalization of local community religious traditions in north China villages in the twentieth century. more...

  • Natural Theologyby William Paley; Matthew D. Eddy; David Knight

    Oxford University Press, UK 2006; US$ 8.99

    In Natural Theology William Paley set out to prove the existence of God from the evidence of the beauty and order of the natural world. This edition reprints the original text of 1802, and sets the book in the context of the theological, philosophical, and scientific debates of the nineteenth century. - ;'The consciousness of knowing little, need... more...

  • Naturalism's Philosophy of the Sacredby Martin O. Yalcin

    Lexington Books 2013; US$ 74.99

    Naturalism?s Philosophy of the Sacred furthers the tradition of religious naturalism by offering an approach to the sacred through the metaphysical categories of ordinality and ontological parity put forward by twentieth-century American naturalist Justus Buchler. The book?s chief argument is that the most effective antidote to religious violence... more...

  • The New Lao Tzuby Ray Grigg

    Tuttle Publishing 1995; US$ 8.95

    A new interpretation of the Tao Te Ching, this book is a celebration of the Way of Harmony and Balance. Ray Grigg transforms what has been traditionally called the Tao Te Ching, what he calls the Lao Tzu, from the mysterious to the meaningful. He accomplishes this by abandoning the historical convention of a literal reading of the Chinese texts.... more...

  • On the Origin of Beautyby John Griffin; Satish Kumar

    World Wisdom 2011; US$ 9.99

    In the light of the looming ecological crisis facing the world today, much of the stunning beauty of the natural world is being lost forever. On the Origin of Beauty seeks to confront this crisis through a philosophical enquiry into our perception of natural beauty. Through discussions of numerous fields including the philosophy of science, environmental... more...

  • Opening the Dragon Gateby Chen Kaiguo; Zheng Shunchao; Thomas Cleary

    Tuttle Publishing 2011; US$ 18.95

    This authorized biography of the contemporary Taoist expert Wang Liping (1949 -) tells the true story of his apprenticeship in Taoist wizardry, as well as Taoist principles and secrets of inner transformation. The 18th-generation transmitter of Dragon Gate Taoism, Wang Liping is heir to a tradition of esoteric knowledge and practice accumulated... more...

  • The Philosophy of the Daodejingby Hans-Georg Moeller

    Columbia University Press 2012; US$ 27.99

    For centuries, the ancient Chinese philosophical text the Daodejing (Tao Te Ching) has fascinated and frustrated its readers. While it offers a wealth of rich philosophical insights concerning the cultivation of one's body and attaining one's proper place within nature and the cosmos, its teachings and structure can be enigmatic and obscure. ... more...

  • Pierre Gassendi and the Birth of Early Modern Philosophyby Antonia LoLordo

    Cambridge University Press 2006; US$ 36.00

    A comprehensive treatment of the seventeenth-century philosopher Pierre Gassendi. more...

  • Popular Religion in Chinaby Stephan Feuchtwang

    Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 73.95

    The institution of local festivals and temples is not as well known as that of ancestor worship, but it is just as much a universal fact of Chinese life. Its content is an imperial metaphor, which stands in relation to the rest of its participants' lives as the poetry of collective vision, theatrically performed, built and painted in temples, carved... more...

  • Popular Religion in Modern Chinaby Lan Li

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 124.95

    This book examines the role popular religion has played in modern Chinese politics. The popular religion of Nuo will be used as an example of how the new role has enabled the religion to be directly incorporated into the Chinese Community Party's policies, to be viewed as supporting the legitimacy of the regime, and to function as a tool to enhance... more...