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Scripture on Great Peace (Electronic book text)
Scripture on Great Peace (Electronic book text): Barbara Hendrischke
Scripture on Great Peace (Electronic book text): Barbara Hendrischke

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Scripture on Great Peace (Electronic book text)

Barbara Hendrischke

Series: Daoist Classics

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This first Western-language translation of one of the great books of the Daoist religious tradition, the "Taiping jing," or Scripture on Great Peace, documents early Chinese medieval thought and lays the groundwork for a more complete understanding of Daoisms origins. Barbara Hendrischke, a leading expert on the Taiping jing in the West, has spent twenty-five years on this magisterial translation, which includes notes that contextualize the scriptures political and religious significance. Virtually unknown to scholars until the 1970s, the "Taiping jing" raises the hope for salvation in a practical manner by instructing men and women how to appease heaven and satisfy earth and thereby reverse the fate that thousands of years of human wrongdoing has brought about. The scripture stems from the beginnings of the Daoist religious movement, when ideas contained in the ancient "Laozi"were spread with missionary fervor among the population at large. The "Taiping jing" demonstrates how early Chinese medieval thought arose from the breakdown of the old imperial order and replaced it with a vision of a new, more diverse and fair society that would integrate outsidersin particular women and people of a non-Chinese background.

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Imprint: University of California Press
Country of origin: United States
Series: Daoist Classics
Release date: 2007
Authors: Barbara Hendrischke
Format: Electronic book text
Pages: 410
ISBN-13: 978-1-281-75245-1
Barcode: 9781281752451
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Books > Humanities > Religion & beliefs > Non-Christian religions > Religions of Indic & Oriental origin > Oriental religions > Taoism
Books > Religion & Spirituality > Non-Christian religions > Religions of Indic & Oriental origin > Oriental religions > Taoism
LSN: 1-281-75245-2

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