This specific ISBN edition is currently not available.View all copies of this ISBN edition:
Just as Christianity has its Vatican in Rome, modern Daoism boasts of a unique center of religious authority and administration: the Temple of the White Clouds (Baiyun guan) in Beijing, seat of the general headquarters of the Chinese Daoist Association. This temple complex in Beijing, called by Dr Esposito "modern Daoism's Vatican," houses the grave of the mythical founder of Daoism's Quanzhen tradition and celebrates the patriarchs of its Longmen ("Dragon Gate") branch as his legitimate heirs. Monica Esposito describes in this book how Daoist masters and historiographers in China, much like their Catholic counterparts in Europe, invented a glorious patriarchal lineage as well as a system of ordination designed to perpetuate orthodox transmission and central control. They also created a kind of New Testament: a new canonical collection of scriptures entitled "The Gist of the Daoist Canon" (Daozang jiyao). It contains hundreds of texts including the Daoist classic The Secret of the Golden Flower which achieved fame through the commentary by Swiss psychologist Carl Gustav Jung. A classic study on the invention of religious traditions, the four parts of Creative Daoism describe in detail the construction of the Daoist Vatican's lineage of patriarchs, system of ordination, canon of sacred scriptures, and doctrine of universal salvation.
"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.
Book Description Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # ST3906000044. Seller Inventory # ST3906000044
Book Description UniversityMedia, 2016. Paperback. Condition: New. PRINT ON DEMAND Book; New; Publication Year 2016; Not Signed; Fast Shipping from the UK. No. book. Seller Inventory # ria9783906000046_lsuk
Book Description Universitymedia, 2013. HRD. Condition: New. New Book. Shipped from US within 10 to 14 business days. THIS BOOK IS PRINTED ON DEMAND. Established seller since 2000. Seller Inventory # IQ-9783906000046
Book Description UniversityMedia, 2013. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # ria9783906000046_rkm
Book Description UniversityMedia, 2013. Hardcover. Condition: New. Seller Inventory # INGM9783906000046
Book Description Universitymedia 10/14/2013, 2013. Hardback or Cased Book. Condition: New. Creative Daoism. Book. Seller Inventory # BBS-9783906000046
Book Description UniversityMedia, 2013. Condition: New. 2013. Hardcover. . . . . . . Seller Inventory # V9783906000046
Book Description UniversityMedia. Condition: New. 2013. Hardcover. . . . . . Books ship from the US and Ireland. Seller Inventory # V9783906000046
Book Description UniversityMedia, 2013. Condition: New. This item is printed on demand for shipment within 3 working days. Seller Inventory # GM9783906000046
Book Description UniversityMedia, 2013. Hardcover. Condition: New. BRAND NEW ** SUPER FAST SHIPPING FROM UK WAREHOUSE ** 30 DAY MONEY BACK GUARANTEE. Seller Inventory # mon0003060793