By Louis Komjathy
Daoism is a world non secular and cultural phenomenon characterised through multiculturalism and ethnic variety. Daoism: A advisor for the Perplexed deals a transparent and thorough survey of this historical and sleek non secular culture. The ebook comprises an summary of Daoist historical past, together with key members and hobbies, translations of fundamental Daoist texts, and discussions of key dimensions of Daoist religiosity, overlaying basic matters and defining features of the religion.
Specifically designed to fulfill the wishes of scholars and basic readers looking an intensive knowing of the faith, this publication is the appropriate consultant to learning and realizing Daoism as a lived and residing non secular community.
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