Chinese Religion: An Introduction

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Wadsworth Publishing Company, 1996 - Religion - 182 pages
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Laurence Thompson's Chinese Religion: An Introduction, Fifth Edition is unique in its presentation of religious expression as a manifestation of Chinese culture. Part of Wadsworth's Religious Life in History Series, this accessible introduction to Chinese religion adheres to the Series' fundamental mission to explore religion as a means to "ultimate transformation." Continuing to expand on that theme, the author has added a new chapter to this edition that views Chinese religion as a means of coping with existential problems. The Fifth Edition also includes new suggested readings that explore current developments in this rapidly evolving field.

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Prescientific Theory and Religious Practice
14
Kindred and Ancestors
31
Gods and Temples
53
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