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Spirit, Qi, and the Multitude: A Comparative Theology for the Democracy of Creation

Hyo-Dong Lee


This book presents a comparative theological and philosophical analysis of the concept of spirit in the West and the concept of qi (psychophysical energy) in East Asia in regard to their respective and mutually illuminating potentials for sustaining a pluralistic and democratic metaphysical vision of the cosmos. The book follows the historical “adventures” of the East Asian cosmo-ontological notion of qi through some of its Daoist, Confucian, and Donghak textual histories, mainly Laozi, Zhu Xi, Toegye, Nongmun, and Su-un, observing how its suppressed nondualistic, equalizing, emancipatory, and ... More

Keywords: spirit, qi, psychophysical energy, trinity, democracy, multitude, comparative theology

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9780823255016
Published to Fordham Scholarship Online: May 2014 DOI:10.5422/fordham/9780823255016.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Hyo-Dong Lee, author
Drew Theological School