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Daoism: A Guide for the Perplexed (Guides for the Perplexed) (Hardcover)

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Daoism is a global religious and cultural phenomenon characterized by multiculturalism and ethnic diversity. Daoism: A Guide for the Perplexed offers a clear and thorough survey of this ancient and modern religious tradition. The book includes an overview of Daoist history, including key individuals and movements, translations of primary Daoist texts, and discussions of key dimensions of Daoist religiosity, covering primary concerns and defining characteristics of the religion.

Specifically designed to meet the needs of students and general readers seeking a thorough understanding of the religion, this book is the ideal guide to studying and understanding Daoism as a lived and living religious community.

About the Author


Louis Komjathy is Assistant Professor of Theology and Religious Studies at the University of San Diego, USA. He is also Founding Co-Chair of the Daoist Studies Group of the American Academy of Religion and Founding Co-Director of the Center for Daoist Studies.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781441157959
ISBN-10: 1441157956
Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic
Publication Date: March 13th, 2014
Pages: 288
Language: English
Series: Guides for the Perplexed