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Hermeneutics and Pedagogy: Methodological Issues in Teaching the Daode Jing

Gary D. DeAngelis, Warren G. Frisina, and Russell Kirkland

in Teaching the Daode Jing

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195332704
eISBN:
9780199868155
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195332704.003.0012
Subject:
Religion, Theology

In this “contrarian” approach to reading he DDJ, Russell Kirkland argues that most textbooks do a credible job of presenting the DDJ as it has been inherited through both Confucian and Western ... More


Teaching the Daode Jing

Gary Delany DeAngelis and Warren G. Frisina (eds)

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195332704
eISBN:
9780199868155
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195332704.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Theology

Teaching the Daode Jing (DDJ) was written for non‐specialist faculty who are including the DDJ in a widening group of courses in Asian studies, religion, philosophy, history, humanities ... More


Hermeneutics and Pedagogy: Gimme That Old‐Time Historicism

Gary D. DeAngelis, Warren G. Frisina, and Michael LaFargue

in Teaching the Daode Jing

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195332704
eISBN:
9780199868155
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195332704.003.0013
Subject:
Religion, Theology

Michael LaFargue aims to cultivate in students a capacity to see the DDJ from the point of view of its many literary forms and implied interlocutors. By exploring the structures of proverbial sayings ... More


My Way: Teaching the Daode Jing at the Beginning of a New Millenium

Gary D. DeAngelis, Warren G. Frisina, and Norman J. Girardot

in Teaching the Daode Jing

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195332704
eISBN:
9780199868155
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195332704.003.0010
Subject:
Religion, Theology

Reflecting on his own history of teaching the DDJ at American colleges and universities from the early 1970's through to the end of the 20th century, Norman Girardot describes scholarly and cultural ... More


Mysticism In the Daode Jing

Gary D. DeAngelis, Warren G. Frisina, and Gary D. DeAngelis

in Teaching the Daode Jing

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195332704
eISBN:
9780199868155
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195332704.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Theology

This essay outlines the way Gary D. DeAngelis employs the DDJ in a course on comparative mysticisms. Beginning with Ninian Smart's definition of mystical experience as a “state of consciousness where ... More


The Daode Jing in Practice

Gary D. DeAngelis, Warren G. Frisina, and Eva Wong

in Teaching the Daode Jing

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195332704
eISBN:
9780199868155
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195332704.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Theology

The contemporary Daoist practitioner, Eva Wong, explains that many of the DDJ 's most puzzling passages make perfect sense when seen in the light of Daoist activities and exercises. Specifically, she ... More


Imagine Teaching the Daode Jing!

Gary D. DeAngelis, Warren G. Frisina, Judith Berling, Geoffrey Foy, and John Thompson

in Teaching the Daode Jing

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195332704
eISBN:
9780199868155
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195332704.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Theology

This collaborative effort between an experienced teacher/scholar and two (then) graduate students presents three “overlapping” strategies for teaching the DDJ. The first emphasizes situating the DDJ ... More


The Daode Jing and Comparative Philosophy

Gary D. DeAngelis, Warren G. Frisina, and David L. Hall

in Teaching the Daode Jing

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195332704
eISBN:
9780199868155
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195332704.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Theology

This essay discusses the way the DDJ contradicts or even subverts many Western philosophic and religious assumptions about ontology, cosmology and the self. Where many Western philosophers describe ... More


The Reception of Laozi

Gary D. DeAngelis, Warren G. Frisina, and Livia Kohn

in Teaching the Daode Jing

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195332704
eISBN:
9780199868155
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195332704.003.0011
Subject:
Religion, Theology

This essay urges teachers of the Daode jing to cultivate in their students an appreciation of the multifarious history and ongoing reception of the DDJ and the traditions it has helped spawn. In ... More


Tao, World, and Mind: Mystical Adaptations of the Taoist Classics

Livia Kohn

in Mysticism and Sacred Scripture

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195097030
eISBN:
9780199848805
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195097030.003.0013
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

The two major classics of the Taoist tradition, the Daode jing and the Zhuangzi, are philosophical writings from about 300 bce that contain a rich store of ancient wisdom They are not at all alike. ... More


Third‐Person and First‐Person Approaches to the Study of the Laozi

Gary D. DeAngelis, Warren G. Frisina, and Harold D. Roth

in Teaching the Daode Jing

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195332704
eISBN:
9780199868155
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195332704.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Theology

Eschewing both the uncritical faith stance of Daoism's apologists as well as the reductionist tendencies among some contemporary secularists, Harold D. Roth preaches a middle path when it comes to ... More


The Rectification of Names

Kenneth W. Holloway

in The Quest for Ecstatic Morality in Early China

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199744824
eISBN:
9780199979400
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199744824.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

The thesis of this chapter is that the role of qing in the “Xing zi mingchu” is best understood as a corollary of the concept of naming as it appears in both the Daode jing of Laozi and the Analects ... More


The Dao and the Field: Exploring an Analogy

Gary D. DeAngelis, Warren G. Frisina, and Robert G. Henricks

in Teaching the Daode Jing

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195332704
eISBN:
9780199868155
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195332704.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Theology

For many years Robert Henricks has used the image of an untended field to help his students understand what the DDJ means by the Dao. Henrick's field is not a farmer's field but rather a natural ... More


Absolute versus Relative Morality

Kenneth W. Holloway

in The Quest for Ecstatic Morality in Early China

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199744824
eISBN:
9780199979400
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199744824.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

Xunzi, Mencius, and Confucius are most frequently cited as a necessary context for understanding the “Xing zi mingchu.” This chapter begins the analysis of this broader framework by proposing that ... More


Attaining Unity in Guodian Texts

Holloway Kenneth W.

in Guodian: The Newly Discovered Seeds of Chinese Religious and Political Philosophy

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780195371451
eISBN:
9780199870653
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195371451.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

This chapter further considers the issue of interpersonal connectedness in the excavated version of the Laozi (Daode Jing) and “The Five Aspects of Conduct.” Both of these texts emphasize realizing a ... More


Introduction

Kenneth W. Holloway

in The Quest for Ecstatic Morality in Early China

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199744824
eISBN:
9780199979400
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199744824.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

The primary purpose of this section is to begin outlining the two levels of the “Xing zi mingchu”; the lower or immanent one is an arena of conflict and the higher or transcendent one is a realm of ... More


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