Автор: Hsiao-Lan Hu & William Cully Allen
Издательство: Chelsea House Publishers
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The volumes in the Religions of the World series surveys religions that have had a major impact on the history of the world and that continue to play a role in the relationships between nations and ethnic groups. All aspects—including roots and founding, primary beliefs and cultural activities, the way the faiths are viewed by the rest of the world, and the experience of growing up as a member of the religion—are examined.
A Chinese mystical philosophy, Taoism was founded by Lao-tzu in the sixth century B.C. Taoism is a way of life in that the "Tao" is a force that flows through all sentient beings, and when the Tao is in balance, perfect happiness is possible.