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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).