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

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TitleChina's Three Teachings and the Relationship of Heaven, Earth and Humanity.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2012
AuthorsParacka Jr., D. J.
JournalWorldviews: Environment Culture Religion
Pagination73 - 98
Date Published2012/01//
ISBN Number13635247
KeywordsBuddhism, China, Confucianism, Daoism, ecoethics, Environmental Ethics, MOUNTAINS, SOCIAL justice, Taoism

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. [ABSTRACT FROM AUTHOR]Copyright of Worldviews: Environment Culture Religion is the property of Brill Academic Publishers and its content may not be copied or emailed to multiple sites or posted to a listserv without the copyright holder's express written permission. However, users may print, download, or email articles for individual use. This abstract may be abridged. No warranty is given about the accuracy of the copy. Users should refer to the original published version of the material for the full abstract. (Copyright applies to all Abstracts.)