By Randall L. Nadeau
Comprising the main up to date, interdisciplinary learn at the learn of chinese language non secular ideals and cultural practices, this quantity explores the wealthy and complicated spiritual 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
• encompasses a particular organizational constitution, with teams of readings excited about ancient, traditions-based, and topical parts 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 group of authors who're specialists of their sub-fields, offering readers with the most recent examine in a speedily starting to be discipline
“This ebook is what academics and scholars of chinese language religions were watching for. Divided into 3 elements: old survey, the traditions and demanding phrases for the research of chinese language religions, it represents a such a lot complete and even as innovative scholarship in this topic. no matter if one makes use of it because the fundamental textbook or including an anthology of fundamental resources, this quantity will end up to be an imperative companion”. —Chün-fang Yü, Columbia University
About the Author
Randall L. Nadeau is Chair of the dep. of faith and Professor of East Asian Religions at Trinity college, Texas. He has released broadly on such subject matters as renowned non secular literature, deity cults, and people faith in either China and Japan, in addition to method within the examine of faith, in particular Buddhism and well known spiritual activities.