An Introduction to Confucianism (Introduction to Religion) by Xinzhong Yao

By Xinzhong Yao

making an allowance for the lengthy historical past and wide variety of Confucian reports, this publication introduces Confucianism - initiated in China through Confucius (551 BC–479 BC) - essentially as a philosophical and spiritual culture. It can pay recognition to Confucianism in either the West and the East, focussing at the tradition's doctrines, faculties, rituals, sacred areas and terminology, but additionally stressing the diversifications, changes and new pondering happening nowa days. Xinzhong Yao provides Confucianism as a practice with many dimensions and as an historic culture with modern charm. this provides the reader a richer and clearer view of ways Confucianism functioned long ago and of what it capability within the current. A chinese language pupil established within the West, he attracts jointly the various strands of Confucianism in a mode available to scholars, academics, and basic readers attracted to one of many world's significant spiritual traditions.

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