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By Karen Armstrong

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In this stunningly clever booklet, Karen Armstrong, certainly one of Britain's optimum commentators on non secular affairs, strains the background of ways women and men have perceived and skilled God, from the time of Abraham to the current. From classical philsophy and medieval mysticism to the Reformation, the Enlightenment, and the trendy age of skepticism, Karen Armstrong plays the close to miracle of distilling the highbrow historical past of monotheism into one beautifully readable quantity, destined to take its position as a vintage.

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560. 49 T A O I S M U N D E R T H E T 'A N G in 706, though her sister seems not to have embarked upon the same c o u rs e un til after J ui-tsung had succeeded Chung-tsung, 77 For the ceremony which marked the " middle covenant" (chung-meng) level of ordination we are fortunate in having an eyewitness account by the Taoist priest Chang Wan-fu , preserved in his Ch 'uan-shou san-tung ching-chieh fo-lu liieh-shuo , a general work on ordination rituals. This event took place in the first month of 7 1 1 , and seems to have been con­ spicuously extravagant.

865. I09 THY50, p. 88 1. llO II I TFYK54: 1 0b. TFYK 54: 1 1a-b; TTCL C 9, p . 53. The mention of Chang Tao-ling and Tao Hung-ching in this edict, if not simply a recapitulation of measures already taken, may indicate 748 as a preferable date for their ennoblement. 60 T A O I S M I N TH E T 'I E N - P A O E RA reflect entirely unilateral support for Taoism. l l l I n this case moreover such suppOrt must be traced back initially to the K'ai-yuan period, when at some stage that cannot be dated pre­ cisely a definitive version of the canon was prepared on imperial command.

62 T A O I S M I N T H E T ' I E N - PA O E RA change the name of the era to T' ien -pao, Heavenly Treasure. m The talisman itself was placed in the new Hsiian-yiian huang-ti temple in the capital, which as a result of the innovations of 74 1 was now but one of a national network of such temples. In the ninth month this temple and its companions in the eastern capital and elsewhere received the more exalted title T'ai-shang hsiian-yiian huang -ti kung. 12o In 743 the titles were again changed: the temple in Ch'ang-an was named the T'ai-ch'ing kung, th�t in Loyang the T'ai-wei kung, and those in the provinces Tzu-chi kung.

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