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Taylor, Rodney Leon

Professor Emerita/Emeritus


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  • Dr. Taylor's research is focused upon the religious nature of the Confucian tradition. Where Confucianism has most often been thought of as a system of ethics and a form of humanism, Dr. Taylor has sought to demonstrate through thirty-five years of research that Confucianism both in its classical form as well as later forms of Neo-Confucianism is best understood as a deeply religious tradition, offering the individual a means toward self-understanding and a response to life's most challenging questions.


  • history of religions, east asian religions, confucianism, nature and religion


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