Special Issue "The Sacred and the Secular in Taoism: Theories, Practices, and Communities"
A special issue of Religions (ISSN 2077-1444).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (1 November 2023) | Viewed by 13851
Taoism is a native Chinese religion, much different from Western religions, especially in its areas of philosophy about the Tao and the Yin-yang, its theology about the San-qing (三清, Three Pure Ones) and various divinities, its practice methods for cultivating life and performing rituals, its special attitude towards the sacred world, and secular society. How can we understand Taoist complex ideologies, practice patterns, and communities in temples or in the home, as well as their influence on Chinese society and culture? There are many different contemporary academic opinions. Therefore, we are setting up a Special Issue about Taoism in the journal Religions (ISSN 2077-1444, https://www.mdpi.com/journal/religions), a famous international publication contained in A&HCI, for discussing Taoism in depth and multi-dimensionally. We are pleased to invite contributions to this Special Issue, in view of the pioneering research achievements in this area.
This Special Issue is devoted to discussing Taoist theories and practice patterns, as well as Taoist communities in temples or in the home, whether the character is associated with divinity or secularity. The aim is to study Taoism from a multi-dimension perspective, pay close attention to the relationship between the sacred and the secular, and highlight new contributions to understandings of Taoism. Papers focusing on studies of Taoist theories, practice patterns, and communities are welcome.
In this Special Issue of Religions, original research articles and reviews are welcome. Research areas may include (but are not limited to) the following:
- Taoist ideologies;
- Practice patterns of Taoism;
- Taoist communities and temples;
- The interaction between Taoism and Chinese society;
- The relationship between Taoism and other religions.
We look forward to receiving your contributions. Thank you very much!
Prof. Dr. Wu Guo
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- Taoist theology
- Taoist philosophy
- ritual forms
- methods for cultivating
- Taoist communities