By Randall L. Nadeau
Comprising the main up to date, interdisciplinary examine at the research of chinese language spiritual ideals and cultural practices, this quantity explores the wealthy and complicated non secular and philosophical traditions that experience constructed and flourished in a single of the world's oldest civilizations.
• Covers the most chinese language traditions of Confucianism, Taoism, and Buddhism in addition to Christianity and Islam
• incorporates a targeted organizational constitution, with teams of readings desirous about old, traditions-based, and topical components of chinese language religion
• Explores a couple of modern non secular issues, together with gender, nature, asceticism, fabric tradition, and gods and spirits
• Brings jointly a workforce of authors who're specialists of their sub-fields, offering readers with the most recent learn in a quickly turning out to be discipline
“This e-book is what lecturers and scholars of chinese language religions were watching for. Divided into 3 elements: old survey, the traditions and significant phrases for the examine of chinese language religions, it represents a such a lot accomplished and while innovative scholarship in this topic. even if one makes use of it because the basic textbook or including an anthology of basic resources, this quantity will turn out to be an essential companion”. —Chün-fang Yü, Columbia University
About the Author
Randall L. Nadeau is Chair of the dept of faith and Professor of East Asian Religions at Trinity collage, Texas. He has released generally on such issues as renowned spiritual literature, deity cults, and folks faith in either China and Japan, in addition to method within the examine of faith, particularly Buddhism and well known non secular events.