The Daoist tradition : an introduction

Level C CC299.514 /749512 Available
Full title: The Daoist tradition : an introduction / Louis Komjathy.
Main author: Komjathy, Louis, 1971-
Format: Book           

Summary: Using a historical, textual and ethnographic approach, this is the most comprehensive presentation of Daoism to date. In addition to revealing the historical contours and primary concerns of Chinese Daoists and Daoist communities, The Daoist Tradition provides an account of key themes and defining characteristics of Daoist religiosity, revealing Daoism to be a living and lived religion. Exploring Daoism from a comparative religious studies perspective, this book gives the reader a deeper understanding of religious traditions more broadly. Beginning with an overview of Daoist history, The Daoist Tradition then covers key elements of Daoist worldviews and major Daoist practices. This is followed by a discussion of the importance of place and sacred sites as well as representative examples of material culture in Daoism. The work concludes with an overview of Daoism in the modern world.
Language: English
Published: London ; New York : Bloomsbury, 2013.
Classmark: CC299.514 /749512
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references (pages 331-352) and index.
ISBN: 9781441116697