Religious Daoism

[New Entry by Fabrizio Pregadio on August 19, 2016.] It has become a sinological dogma to distinguish between the so-called Taoist school (Daojia), said to have produced the classical mystical texts
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[New Entry by Fabrizio Pregadio on August 19, 2016.] It has become a sinological dogma to distinguish between the so-called Taoist school (Daojia), said to have produced the classical mystical texts ..., and the so-called Taoist religion (Daojiao), often said to have begun in the Later Han period [i.e., the 1st - 2nd centuries CE]. The successive Daozang [Daoist Canons] never made this distinction. When we look at the way the terms Daojia and Daojiao occur in the texts preserved in the Ming Canon [published in 1445], we see...

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