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Humans Must Conquer Nature: Philosophical and Religious Sources of China’s Anti-Environmental Ideology
(Journal of the Royal Asiatic Society, Shanghai, 2010)
Traditional Chinese philosophy is well known for its monistic cosmology in which heaven, earth, and human beings are mutually implicated in an evolving organic process known as the Way (dao). This vision is broadly shared ...
RELS-235* Religion and Environment: Or how I learned to stop worrying about my lectures and love my students
This paper reflects on my experience of teaching a 200-level interdisciplinary course on “Religion and the Environment” which fulfilled requirements for students in religious studies and environmental studies. The course ...
The Way of Highest Clarity: Nature, Vision and Revelation in Medieval China
(Three Pines Press, 2008)
Excerpts from the book "The Way of Highest Clarity: Nature, Vision and Revelation in Medieval Daoism" by James Miller
“Make It So!” The Persistence of Religion
A (somewhat) humourous talk give at Queen’s School of Religion, March 2012.
Envisioning the Daoist Body in the Economy of Cosmic Power
The essay considers the relevance of Daoism to thinking about the place of human beings in the world in the light of global climate change.
Chinese Sexual Yoga and the Way of Immortality
Bedchamber arts belong to a broad tradition of macrobiotic practices within Chinese culture aimed at improving health and wellbeing, and extending the lifespan of the physical body. Related practices involve the regulation of ...
Of Alchemy and Authenticity:Teaching About Daoism Today
(Teaching Theology and Religion, 2007)
The authors discuss the complexities and responsibilities of teaching about Daoism in contemporary North American colleges and universities. Expanding and revising the findings of Kirkland (1998), they argue that enough ...
TRANSFIGURED SPACE The Education and Cultivation of Perfected Purple Yang
An analysis of the Esoteric Biography of the Purple Perfected Yang 紫陽真人內傳, a hagiography prized and transmitted by the Xu 許 family, in whose midst originated the medieval Daoist religious movement known as Way of Highest ...
Truth in Chinese Religion
Seminar paper presented to the Cross-Cultural Comparative Religious Ideas Project, Boston University, November 18, 1997
The Religion of the Heart: Self, Solidarity, and the Sacred in Romantic Liberal Modernity
North Americans and Western Europeans increasingly prefer “spirituality” to “religion.” In response to this “spiritual turn,” a voluminous literature has emerged across the human sciences. Yet the study of spirituality ...