Father and son in confucianism and christianity: a comparative study of xunzi and paul - by yanxia zhao john berthrong - 2010 - journal of chinese philosophy 37 (2):330-333 special topic: creativity in christianity and confucianism. The founder of confucianism was confucius, who lived from 551 to 479 bc china is the home of several of the largest eastern religions: confucianism, taoism, and their variations, all of which are philosophy-based of all these religions, confucianism claims the most followers. Like christianity and judaism, islam is based on the teachings of the prophet abraham the four noble truths are viewed as the essential underpinning of buddhist belief a statue of confucius, the founder of confucianism, an eastern philosophy. Confucianism and christianity: a comparative studyby ching julia tokyo, new york, & san francisco: kodansha international, in cooperation with the institute of. - confucianism confucianism is the system of ethics, education, and statesmanship taught by confucius and his disciples, stressing love for humanity, ancestor worship, reverence for parents, and harmony in thought and conduct.
The authoritative writings of confucianism consists of the five classics called wu jing these are the collected manuscripts of the ancients which confucius edited and annotated with commentaries he put these works into 4 books and wrote the 5th one himself. Summary: a synopsis of the differences and similarities between buddhism, christianity, judaism, hinduism, islam, and confucianism around the world there are many religions and here are a few (in no particular order) buddhism, christianity, judaism, hinduism, islam, confucianism and many other. The basic teachings of confucianism stress the importance of education for moral development of the individual so that the state can be governed by moral virtue rather than by the use of coercive. This book holds a place at the forefront of inter-faith diaologue, portraying the ethics and morality of confucian doctrine in relation to religious beliefs.
Hinduism hinduism, a polytheistic religion and perhaps the oldest of the great world religions, dates back about 6,000 years hinduism comprises so many different beliefs and rituals that some sociologists have suggested thinking of it as a grouping of interrelated religions. Christianity is founded in the life and teachings of jesus, and was established in jerusalem and propagated throughout the roman empire in the 1st century ce by enthusiastic evangelists | read. This book has opened a new horizon in the comparative study of religion —prof d p davies, pro vice-chancellor, university of wales-lampeter from the publisher yao (chinese religion and ethics, u of wales-lampeter) analyzes the similarities and differences between christianity as a theocentric religion and confucianism as a. Comparative religion essay questions in christianity, there is the holy trinity: the teachings of confucius can be classified in many ways confucianism can be called a religion based on.
There are several similarities between the chinese philosophy of confucianism and the religion of buddhism however, there are some important differences as well this chart compares the two belief systems and their practices belief of god the idea of an omniscient, omnipotent, omnipresent creator. The ethical difference is that taoism prohibits social interaction while confucianism encourages social engagement like the mainline christianity confucianism however doesn't assume your way is the right way, and it promotes the social and political values of harmonious co-existence of the differences, which is the moral and ethical absolute. In this lesson, we define monotheism and identify three significant monotheistic religions: judaism, christianity, and islam we also discuss the ideology of each of these three religions. The fundamental values and theories of confucianism are akin to that of taoism in as far as both beliefs desire harmony and proper conduct conversely, the buddhists on their part firmly have the objective to achieve the perfect state of nirvana and pursue the four noble truths (huston, 1991 smart, 2000.
Confucianism made the state ideology of china buddhism and christianity are banned 1145 composition of samguk sagi , a history of korea emphasizing positive impact of confucianism. Comparing confucianism and christianity the premise of confucian teachings are centered around the idea of jen or the ³virtue of humanity (ching 68)² to accomplish this divinity, five relationships must be honored: ruler and minister, father and son, husband and wife, elder and younger brother, and friend and friend (hopfe. Born in 550 bc, confucius is considered the greatest of all eastern philosophers his teachings are foundational to asian cultures his writings, the five classics, a collection of ancient chinese literature, and the four books, a collection of his and his disciples' teachings, were for. Xinzhong yao's confucianism and christianity writes on a comparison of confucianism and christianity in the perspective of description and analysis on their similaries and differences with the writing style of precise and clear which is worthy to study. Father and son in confucianism and christianity: a comparative study of xunzi and paul - by yanxia zhao john berthrong - 2010 - journal of chinese philosophy 37 (2):330-333 confucian studies in the west, 1662-1990.
There were small circles of elite christian men who desired not merely to be christians, but to make christianity chinese by exploring the differences and similarities of christian doctrine and confucian philosophy. Includes vocabulary on judaism, christianity, hinduism, buddhism, confucianism, daoism, legalism, shinto, and islam/islamic empires learn with flashcards, games, and. Note: citations are based on reference standards however, formatting rules can vary widely between applications and fields of interest or study the specific requirements or preferences of your reviewing publisher, classroom teacher, institution or organization should be applied.
Comparative religions page 2 3) six of them were clearly theistic in origin: sikhism, taoism, judaism, zoroastrianism, christianity, and mohammedanism 4) two were started without an emphasis on deity—janism and buddhism 5) three grew out of a polytheistic nature-worship—hinduism, confucianism, and shinto. Course summary religion 101: intro to world religions has been evaluated and recommended for 3 semester hours and may be transferred to over 2,000 colleges and universities. Orthodox christianity 1 history orthodox christianity is the faith that conforms to the early ecumenical creeds and confessions orthodox christianity follows the teachings of christ, the apostles, and the early church fathers.