16. Nature

  1. Randall L. Nadeau
  1. James Miller

Published Online: 14 MAR 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781444361995.ch16

The Wiley-Blackwell Companion to Chinese Religions

The Wiley-Blackwell Companion to Chinese Religions

How to Cite

Miller, J. (2012) Nature, in The Wiley-Blackwell Companion to Chinese Religions (ed R. L. Nadeau), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444361995.ch16

Editor Information

  1. Trinity University, San Antonio, Texas, USA

Author Information

  1. Queens University, Canada

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 14 MAR 2012
  2. Published Print: 20 APR 2012

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405190312

Online ISBN: 9781444361995

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Keywords:

  • “nature” the human condition, and place in the universe;
  • modern Western idea of nature, biophysical realities;
  • concept of spontaneity or “naturalness,” of classical Daoist;
  • the Daode jing, the Way, experienced within the self;
  • following “the Way”, natural, being of a sense of spontaneity;
  • nature as commanded by tianming, and influence on the human world;
  • facets of nature, within Chinese philosophical, religious traditions

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Overview of Key Concepts

  • Case Studies

  • Conclusion

  • Further Reading