Chinese Religious Traditions  -     By: Joseph Adler
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Chinese Religious Traditions

Prentice Hall / Penguin Putnam / 2002 / Paperback

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This rext provides an introduction to the history of religion in China and its contours in China and Taiwan today, focusing on four religious traditions: Confucianism, Taoism, Buddhism, and popular religion. It covers not only religious and ethical ideas but also the practices of each tradition. Students will become familiar with common themes that weave themselves through the history of Chinese religion to the present day--such as ancestor worship, sacrifice, and divination--and again an understanding of the ways in which religion has responded to and influenced political and cultural change in China.

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Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 128
Vendor: Prentice Hall / Penguin Putnam
Publication Date: 2002
ISBN: 0130911631
ISBN-13: 9780130911636
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This book provides an introduction to the history of religion in China and its contours in China and Taiwan today, focusing on four religious traditions: Confucianism, Taoism, Buddhism, and popular religion. It covers not only religious and ethical ideas but also the practices of each tradition. Readers will become familiar with common themes that weave themselves through the history of Chinese religion to the present day—such as ancestor worship, sacrifice, and divination—and gain an understanding of the ways in which religion has responded to and influenced political and cultural change in China. For individuals interested in the history of China and its religions.

Author Bio

Joseph A. Adler is Associate Professor of Religious Studies, Kenyon College, Gambier, Ohio.

Ninian Smart was J. F. Rowny Professor of Comparative Religions at the University of California, Santa Barbara.

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