Taoist Sects and Schools


There are no formal sects within Taoism, but scholars have identified two distinctive approaches to the Taoist traditions, labeled "Religious Taoism" and "Philosophical Taoism" and described below.

It should be noted, however, that the assumptions on which this division rests (eg. the difference between philosophy and religion) are foreign to classical Chinese thought, and are unlikely to have been held by individual Taoist thinkers.

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Title Taoist Sects and Schools
Last UpdatedJanuary 31, 2021
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MLA Citation “Taoist Sects and Schools.” ReligionFacts.com. 31 Jan. 2021. Web. Accessed 16 Jan. 2022. <religionfacts.com/taoism/branches>