A GOD'S OWN TALE: THE BOOK OF TRANSFORMATIONS OF WENCHANG, THE DIVINE LORD OF ZITONG (SUNY SERIES IN CHINESE PHILOSOPHY AND CULT

A GOD'S OWN TALE: THE BOOK OF TRANSFORMATIONS OF WENCHANG, THE DIVINE LORD OF ZITONG (SUNY SERIES IN CHINESE PHILOSOPHY AND CULT

By: Kleeman, Terry F.

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A copy that has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. This scripture was revealed through spirit writing in 1181. It traces Wench ang's development through his many transformations culminating in his apoth eosis as director of the Wenchang Palace and custodian of the Cinnamon Reco rd that determines men's and women's fates. The god has since assumed a hig h position in the Taoist pantheon, has been introduced into the school syst em and Confucian temples, and now controls the all-important civil service examinations in China. The text translated here provides a unique window into the religious world of Traditional China. Numerous anecdotes of good- and evil-doers reveal the ethical dilemmas facing men and women of the time, from social questions like infanticide and discrimination against women to more purely religious issues such as how evil gods are punished and how China's divergent religious traditions can be reconciled.

Title: A GOD'S OWN TALE: THE BOOK OF TRANSFORMATIONS OF WENCHANG, THE DIVINE LORD OF ZITONG (SUNY SERIES IN CHINESE PHILOSOPHY AND CULT

Author Name: Kleeman, Terry F.

Categories: Taoism,

Publisher: SUNY Press: 1994

ISBN Number: 0791420027

ISBN Number 13: 9780791420027

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition: Very Good

Seller ID: RWARE0000044672