By Bill Porter
But whilst Porter travels to the Chungnan mountains — the ancient safe haven of historic hermits — he discovers that the hermit culture is particularly a lot alive, as dozens of priests and nuns proceed to steer solitary lives in quiet contemplation in their religion deep within the mountains.
Part travelogue, half historical past, half sociology, and half biblical studies, this list of impressive trips to an unknown China sheds gentle on a phenomenon unprecedented within the West. Porter’s discovery is greater than a revelation, and uncovers the glimmer of wish for the way forward for faith in China.
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