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|Material Type:||Government publication, State or province government publication|
|All Authors / Contributors:||
Stephen R Bokenkamp; Peter S Nickerson
|ISBN:||0520203224 9780520203228 0520219317 9780520219311|
|Notes:||"A Philip E. Lilienthal book."
Translation of several Chinese religious texts with extensive analysis, commentary, and notes.
|Description:||xviii, 502 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.|
|Contents:||General introduction. Celestial Masters ; Shangqing ; Lingbao ; The worldview of the Daoist religion --
The Xiang'er commentary to the Laozi --
Commands and admonitions for the families of the Great Dao --
Scripture of the inner explanations of the Three Heavens --
The great petition for sepulchral plaints. Introduction / by Peter Nickerson ; Translation / by Peter Nickerson --
The upper scripture of Purple Texts inscribed by the spirits --
The wondrous scripture of the upper chapters on limitless salvation --
List of abbreviations --
Glossary of Chinese characters.
|Series Title:||Taoist classics, 1.|
|Responsibility:||Stephen R. Bokenkamp ; with a contribution by Peter Nickerson.|
"A diligent search of previous scholarship would turn up much of this information, but it heretofore has not been gathered together in a single volume and never with the immediacy of the Daoists' own