Tao Te Ching: A New Translation with Commentary

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This incisive, illuminating translation of the Tao Te Ching treats these sacred writings as religious philosophy having as their central message the value of peace. Refreshing and challenging, this is a landmark work for all those investigating Eastern religion and philosophy.

This translation of a commentary on one of the earliest religious texts offers an accessible framework for understanding and applying its timeless lessons.

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Overview

This incisive, illuminating translation of the Tao Te Ching treats these sacred writings as religious philosophy having as their central message the value of peace. Refreshing and challenging, this is a landmark work for all those investigating Eastern religion and philosophy.

This translation of a commentary on one of the earliest religious texts offers an accessible framework for understanding and applying its timeless lessons.

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Yet another translation of the Tao Te Ching would seem unnecessary, but this new one has considerably more depth than other recent efforts. It incorporates material from newly discovered texts and examines critically both the variant readings of the several source texts and past translations of the often cryptic original. Following each chapter with a detailed analysis, and offering an extensive glossary and bibliography, it discusses authorship, date, and purpose of the Tao Te Ching. The overall thrust is to depict this work as a unified religious document, a guide to re-integrating the social with the natural that is worthy of modern study. In fact, Chen initially intended to call her book The Idea of Peace in Classical Taoism. For serious readers of Chinese religion and philosophy.-- Donald J. Pearce, Univ. of Minnesota Lib., Duluth
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781557782380
  • Publisher: Paragon House Publishers
  • Publication date: 4/3/1998
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 274
  • Sales rank: 551,805
  • Lexile: 1230L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.90 (d)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 15, 2013

    This translation and commentary is for serious students only. It

    This translation and commentary is for serious students only. It is extremely in depth and scholarly. If your looking for equally good translations and easier to understand commentaries, Derek Lin and Rodney A. Cooper both have shorter facing-page commentaries. This one is for people who are already familiar with the Tao Te Ching. This is not to say this translation is not good. On the contrary, it is definitely a five star book. Just keep in mind that it is very deep reading.

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