Title

China's Three Teachings and the Relationship of Heaven, Earth and Humanity

Department

Interdisciplinary Studies

Additional Department

School of Conflict Management, Peacebuilding and Development

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

1-1-2012

Abstract

This paper examines how China's major religious philosophical traditions have historically attempted to balance and integrate the forces of heaven, earth, and humanity. Special attention is given to the central role of mountains within these traditions. It argues that the complementary relationship among China's three teachings provides a culturally relevant and viable space in which an emerging sense of environmental consciousness and social justice may flourish in China.

Journal

Worldviews: Global Religions, Culture, and Ecology

Journal ISSN

1568-5357

Volume

16

Issue

1

First Page

73

Last Page

98

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

10.1163/156853511X617803

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