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CRITICAL TERMS FOR DAOIST STUDIES

 

 

 

Adherent

 

American Daoism

 

Americanization

 

Cosmogony

 

Cosmology

 

Dao (Tao)

 

Daode jing (Tao-te ching)

 

Daoism (Historical)

 

Daoism (Normative)

 

Daoism (Popular Construction)

 

Daoist (Historical)

 

Daoist (Normative)

 

Daoist (Popular Construction)

 

Daoist Practice

 

Daoist Studies

 

Daojia (Tao-chia)

 

Daojiao (Tao-chiao)

 

Daoyin (Tao-yin)

 

Daozang (Tao-tsang)

 

Demographics

 

Family Resemblances

 

Identity

 

Immortals (Transcendents)

 

Laozi (Lao-tzu)

 

Layperson

 

Lineage

 

Material Culture

 

Meditation

 

Monasticism

 

Mythology

Mystical Experience

 

New Age Spirituality

 

New Religious Movement (NRM)

 

Ordination

 

Orientalism

 

Perennial Philosophy

 

Philosophical Daoism

 

Popular Western Taoism

 

Priest

 

Qigong (Ch’i-kung)

  

Religion, Religions, Religious

 

Religious Studies

 

Revelation

 

Ritual

 

Sacred

 

Scripture

 

Self-identification

 

Sinology

 

Soteriology

 

Sympathizer

 

Taiji quan (T’ai-chi ch’uan)

 

Tao Groups

 

Taoism

 

Taoist

 

Taoist Yoga

 

Theology

 

Tradition

 

Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM)

 

Translation

 

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