This comprehensive work on the religions of China includes chapters on ancient religions, Confucianism, Taoism, Buddhism, Chinese Islam, Christianity in China, as well as popular religion. It includes up-to-date research on recent archaeological data and many readings. Throughout the book,...
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This comprehensive work on the religions of China includes chapters on ancient religions, Confucianism, Taoism, Buddhism, Chinese Islam, Christianity in China, as well as popular religion. It includes up-to-date research on recent archaeological data and many readings. Throughout the book, care is taken to present both the philosophical teachings, as well as the religious practices of the religious traditions, and reflections are offered regarding their present situation and future prospects. The continuity between religion and philosophy is shown through the maxim "Heaven and man are one". Comparisons are offered with other religions, especially Christianity.
Julia Ching is University Professor and R. C. and E. Y. Lee Chair Professor at the University of Toronto.ý
- Acknowledgements - Notes On Transliterations - Chronological Table - Introduction - Part 1 The Indigenous Traditions - The Ancestral Cult And Divination: The Dawn Of Ancient Religion - Sacrifice And Kingship: The Eclipse Of Ancient Religion - Morality And Rituals: Confucianism As Religious Humanism - Love Or The Law: Confucianism And Its Rivals: Mohism And Legalism - Freedom And Natural: Taoism As Religious Philosophy - Immorality And Mysticism: Taoism As Salvation Religion - Part 2 Foreign Religions And Chinese Response - Scripture And Hermeneutics: Buddhism's Entry To China - Mysticism And Devotion: Buddhism Becomes Chinese - Metaphysics And Spirituality: Neo-confucianism As Response To Buddhism - Ethnic Survival: Islam And Other Middle Eastern Religions - Cultural Assimilation: The Dilemma Of Christianity - Part 3 The Legacy Of Syncretism - The Vitality Of Syncretism: Popular Religion - The Future Of Chinese Religions - Appendix: The Chinese Liturgical Year - Basic Literature - Index