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Confucianism and Christianity: a comparative study

Author: Ching, Julia Corporate author: Sophia University Institute of Oriental Religions Publisher: Kodansha International, 1977. ; Sophia University Institute of Oriental Religions, 1977.Language: EnglishDescription: 234 p. ; 22 cm.ISBN: 0870113038Type of document: BookBibliography/Index: Includes bibliographical references and index
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Includes bibliographical references and index


Confucianism and Christianity A Comparative Study Contents Foreword xi Acknowledgements xiii Introduction APOLOGIA PRO LIBRO XV The Problem of Definition xv The Problem of Method xvi The Theological Horizon xviii The Plan of the Book xx Notes xxv Chapter One THE ENCOUNTER 3 Introduction 3 What is Christianity? 3 What is Confucianism? 7 The Historical Encounter 12 The Jesuit Interpretation of Confucianism 14 The Terms and Rites Controversies 19 Anti-Christian Polemics in China and Japan 25 The Situation Today 28 Notes 31 Chapter Two CONFUCIANISM : A CRITICAL REASSESSMENT OF THE HERITAGE 34 Introduction 34 The Early Critiques 36 The Modern Critiques 40 The Quest for a Historical Confucius 43 The Marxist Critiques: 1950 on 44 A Question of Methodology 44 The Controversy over "Jen" 47 The Anti-Confucius Campaign: 1966-74 50 The Western Critiques 53 A Critique of the Critiques 58 Notes 64 Chapter Three THE PROBLEM OF MAN 68 Introduction 68 The Confucian Man 70 The Problem of Evil 73 The Problem of Self-transcendence: Sagehood 79 The Confucian Conscience 89 "The Heart of Man" 91 The Universal Virtue 93 The Confucian Community 96 The Five Relationships 96 A Community of Culture 101 Conclusion 103 Notes 105 Chapter Four THE PROBLEM OF GOD 112 Introduction 112 The Personal God 113 The Affirmation of God 115 The Negation of God 124 The Absolute 126 The Absolute as Becoming 128 The Absolute as Mind 134 The Absolute as Relation 138 The Situation Today 140 Have We the Same God? 143 The Historicity of God 144 Notes 147 Chapter Five THE PROBLEM OF SELF-TRANSCENDENCE 151 Introduction 151 Prayer as Conversation with God 153 Mysticism: Jesus and Confucius 157 The Confucian Mystique 160 Emotional Harmony and Quiet Sitting 161 Activity and Passivity in Confucian Spirituality 166 The Question of Rituals 168 The Confucian Liturgy : the Cult to Heaven 171 The "Rites de passage" 174 Conclusion 176 Notes 179 Chapter Six THE PROBLEM OF POLITICAL RELEVANCE 183 Introduction 183 The Confucian King 188 A Paradigmatic Individual 188 A Doctrine of Rebellion 192 The Confucian Minister 194 The Meaning of Loyalty 195 Loyalty and Protest 197 The Confucian Society 200 The Ideal Polity 201 The Situation Today 206 Conclusion 209 Notes 212 Epilogue 215 Notes 219 Chronological Table 221 Selected Bibliography 223 Index 226

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