Dislodging Mundane Wisdom: The Inner Chapters of the Zhuangzi and the New Testament Gospels

Lauren F. Pfister

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What will be done in the following paragraphs is an initial attempt to re-categorize some of the major kinds of interactions found in both the Inner Chapters of the Zhuāngzǐ [庄子] and the Four Gospels, especially as they point us toward choices that lead to counter-cultural expressions of wisdom and new forms of whole person cultivation. Afterwards, I will explore more systematically the nature of that transformative wisdom found in each text, and elaborate in more detail the linkage between choosing that alternative form of wisdom and its attendant expression in specific kinds of whole person cultivation. In this manner I hope to underscore the significance of all that has been accomplished by this comparative study, especially the innovative results that it has presented.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCultivating a Good Life in Early Chinese and Ancient Greek Philosophy
Subtitle of host publicationPerspectives and Reverberations
EditorsKaryn Lai, Rick Benitez, Hyun Jin Kim
Place of PublicationLondon
Number of pages12
ISBN (Electronic)9781350049581, 9781350049598
ISBN (Print)9781350049574
Publication statusPublished - 13 Dec 2018


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