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  • Historical Dictionary of Taoismby Julian F. Pas

    Scarecrow Press 1998; US$ 89.99

    This reference book on Taoism, one of the major spiritual traditions of China, includes in its coverage both Taoist philosophy and Taoist religion. An introduction provides overall insight into Taoist development through the ages, while the dictionary itself is comprised of 275 entries that define Taoist concepts, scriptures, deities, practices, and... more...

  • Religion in Chinaby K. Hughes; E. R. Hughes

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 230.00

    First published in 1950. Beginning with ancient times, this volume shows how some of the early superstitions became purified through the influence of the Confucianist philosophy, how a deep strain of mysticism came from the Taoists and how thereby a worship of 'Heaven' and 'Earth' was evolved. Besides the main streams of Confucianism and Buddhism,... 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...

  • Illustrated Introduction To Taosim:by Jean C. Cooper

    World Wisdom 2010; US$ 9.99

    Containing 118 stunning color illustrations, this beautiful book provides an introduction to Taoism, one of the great religious and philosophical movements in Chinese thought. Incorporating selections from J.C. Cooper?s writings, it explores the concept of the Tao (Way), the symbolism of Yin-Yang, and the thought of the leading Taoist sages. Also included... more...

  • Cultivating Perfectionby Louis Komjathy

    BRILL 2007; US$ 212.00

    This important work focuses on early Quanzhen (Complete Perfection) Daoism, a twelfth-century Daoist religious movement and subsequent monastic order. Emphasis in this first study to approach Quanzhen from a comparative religious studies perspective is placed on the complex interplay among views of self, specific training regimens, and the types of... more...

  • Taoismby Zhongjian Mou

    BRILL 2012; US$ 182.00

    Religious Studies in Contemporary China Collection, Taoism gathers together English translations of seventeen articles originally published in the People?s Republic of China between 1947 and 2006, and republished together in 2008 as part of an edited volume of representative works in PRC Taoist studies. more...

  • Early Chinese Religion, Part Two: The Period of Division (220-589 AD) (2 vols)by John Lagerwey; Pengzhi Lü

    BRILL 2009; US$ 369.00

    Focused on the social dimensions of Chinese religion, this multi-disciplinary presentation of Buddhism, Daoism, Confucianism, and shamanism in a time of foundational historic change analyzes their respective pantheons, rituals, geographies, organizations, canons, literature, and recent archaeological discoveries. more...

  • Taoby Alan Watts

    Souvenir Press 2010; US$ 17.50

    The Tao is the way of man's cooperation with the natural course of the natural world, its principles can be found in the flow patterns of water. Alan Watts captures the Spirit of the Tao, the actual experience of that attitude to life. The ancient and timeless Chinese wisdom is medicine for the ills of the West but it cannot be taken as medicine but... more...

  • Decoding Daoby Lee Dian Rainey

    Wiley 2013; US$ 39.95

    Written by a leading authority on Chinese philosophy, Decoding Dao uniquely focuses on the core texts in Daoist philosophy, providing readers with a user-friendly introduction that unravels the complexities of these seminal volumes. Offers a detailed introduction to the core texts in Daoist philosophy, the Dao De Jing and the Zhuangzi , two... more...

  • Taoism For Dummiesby Jonathan Herman

    Wiley 2013; US$ 15.99

    The definitive guide to understanding Taoism—no matter your background or faith Lao Tzu's Tao Te Ching is the second most translated book in the world, and the practice of religious Taoism is on the rise in China, where adherents currently number in the hundreds of millions. Yet there remains a remarkable lack of reliable information about... more...