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The Perfected Lord Behind the Perfected Lord: Undercurrents of Shi Cen's Beliefs in Xu Xun's Religious Texts, the Canonization of Shi Cenś authorship, and the Decline and Localization of Xu Sun's Divinity
|Keywords:||西山許真君八十五化錄 ; 普天福主演玄法懺 ; 施岑 ; 許遜 ; 降筆 |
Xishan Xu zhenjun bashiwu hualu西山許真君八十五化錄 ; Putian fuzhu yanxuan fachan普天福主演玄法懺 ; Shi Cen施岑 ; Xu Sun許遜 ; spirit writing
|Issue Date:||2020-11-24 16:29:51 (UTC+8)|
The religious background and local environment that informed the Xishan Xu zhenjun bashiwu hualu 西山許真君八十五化錄, a text formulated by the spirit writing of Shi Cen 施岑, is well worth consideration. On the one hand, an undercurrent of Shi Cen beliefs always existed in the region of Lake Poyang 鄱陽 湖. On the other, during the Chunyou 淳祐 reign period (1241-1252) of the Southern Song (1127-1279), the Chongzhen daoyuan 崇真道院, located in the vicinity of Tianqing guan 天慶觀 in Jinling City 金陵 (Nanjing), became a center associated with Xu Xun's theophany. Soon afterward, it split, and the Yongwu daoyuan 勇悟道院 was established as a new temple in the Jiahui 嘉會 ward as the location of Shi Cen's theophany. These two Daoist temples were merged in the Yuan dynasty to become the Wuzhen daoyuan 悟真道院, where both Shi Cen and Xu Xun were enshrined and worshipped. From these micro-changes in religious geography, we can glimpse the appeal behind this tradition, as well as its path to canonization. Similar to this Southern Song example is the text Putian fuzhu yanxuan fachan 普天福主演玄法懺, formed in the early years of the Republic of China and composed through spirit-writing associated with Shi Cen. The formation of this repentance text was related to the Phoenix Assembly (luanhui 鸞會) activities (spirit-writing) that arose in the late Qing. Xu Sun was conferred the title Putian fuzhu 普天福主 by spirit writing, which reflects the standardization and localization of Xu Sun in local religious beliefs. Due to the long-term disruptions in this tradition itself, at the time, the acting abbots of Xishan wanshougong 西山萬壽 宮and Nanchang wanshougong 南昌萬壽宮, quickly promoted the Putian fuzhu yanxuan fachan, which had been the popular text in Fengcheng 豐城 area. Thus, it was canonized as the significant liturgical text of Jingming Dao 凈明道.
|Relation:||華人宗教研究, 12, 1-44|
|Appears in Collections:||[華人宗教研究] 期刊論文|
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