The Daoist Monastic Manual: A Translation of the Fengdao Kejie

Hardcover | April 15, 2004

Translated byLivia Kohn

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The Fengdao Keije or "Rules and Precepts for Worshipping the Dao" dates from the early seventh century and is a key text of medieval Daoist preisthood and monasticism. Compiled to serve the needs of both monastic practitioners and priests in training, it describes the fundamental rules andorganisational principles of Daoist institutions. Livia Kohn offers here the first complete annotated translation of the Fengdao Keije, accompanied by three introductory chapters that outline the development of Daoist organisations, discuss the date and compiliation of the work, and introduce key issues of terminology and world view.

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The Fengdao Keije or "Rules and Precepts for Worshipping the Dao" dates from the early seventh century and is a key text of medieval Daoist preisthood and monasticism. Compiled to serve the needs of both monastic practitioners and priests in training, it describes the fundamental rules andorganisational principles of Daoist institution...

Livia Kohn is at Boston University.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:208 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.87 inPublished:April 15, 2004Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0195170709

ISBN - 13:9780195170702

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Table of Contents

Introduction1. The Development and Nature of Daoist Institutions2. Authorship and Textual History3. Related Texts and Relevant TerminologyTranslationPreface1. Retribution of Sins2. Retribution of Good Deeds3. Comprehensive Structures4. Setting up Monasteries5. Making sacred Images6. Copying Scriptures7. Conditions for Ordination8. Ritual Implements9. Ritual Vestments10. Residences11. Reciting the Scriptures12. Lecturing on the Scriptures13. The Ritual Order1. Illustrations of Ritual Vestments1. Regular Audience Services1. The Noon Purgation1. Major Assemblies1. Formal OrdinationsFragments and Citations1. Transmission Details1. Annual Purifications1. Levels of Daoists1. Interaction with Ordinary People1. Compassionate AssistanceNotes; Glossary of Technical Terms;Bibliography