Cultivating Perfection: Mysticism and Self-Transformation in Early Quanzhen Daoism (Sinica Leidensia #75) (Hardcover)

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Employing a comparative religious studies approach, this book provides a comprehensive discussion of early Quanzhen as a Daoist religious movement charactized by asceticism, alchemical transformation, and mystical experiencing. Emphasis is placed on the complex interplay among views of self, religious praxis, and religious experience.

About the Author


Louis Komjathy Ph.D. in Religious Studies, Boston University, is Assistant Professor of Religion at Pacific Lutheran University and Research Associate of the Institute of Religion, Science, and Social Studies (Shandong University, PRC). He also serves as Co-director of the Center for Daoist Studies and Co-chair of the Daoist Studies Consultation of the American Academy of Religion. He has previously published Title Index to Daoist Collections (Three Pines Press, 2002).


Product Details
ISBN: 9789004160385
ISBN-10: 9004160388
Publisher: Brill
Publication Date: September 11th, 2007
Pages: 575
Language: English
Series: Sinica Leidensia