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Chinese Humanism And Christian Spirituality

Author : John C. H. Wu
ISBN : 1621382982
Genre : Religion
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In the essays collected here, John C. H. Wu illustrates with striking originality the harmonious synthesis of Chinese humanism (especially the wisdom of the ancient sages) with Christian spirituality as articulated in the Bible and the writings of the saints, mystics, and such modern spiritual writers as Therese of Lisieux.

Chinese Humanism And Christian Spirituality

Author : Ching-hsiung Wu
ISBN : UOM:39015004780204
Genre : Christianity and other religions
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Christian Approaches To Other Faiths

Author : Paul Hedges
ISBN : 9780334041153
Genre : Religion
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A reader designed to work on courses concerned with World Religions, Interfaith Dialogue and Interfaith Encounter.

Mission To The World

Author : Tormod Engelsviken
ISBN : 1870345649
Genre : Missions
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Christian Monks On Chinese Soil

Author : Matteo Nicolini-Zani
ISBN : 9780814646007
Genre : Religion
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The contribution of monks to the evangelization of lands not yet reached by the preaching of the Gospel has certainly been remarkable. The specific witness that the monastic community gives is of a radical Christian life naturally radiating outward, and thus it is implicitly missionary. The process of inculturation of Christian monasticism in China required a bold spiritual attitude of openness to the future and a willingness to accept the transformation of monastic forms that had been received. In Christian Monks on Chinese Soil, Matteo Nicolini-Zani highlights the willingness of foreign monks to encounter the cultural and spiritual realities of China and the degree of acceptance by the Chinese of the form of monastic life that was presented to them by the missionaries.

Confucianism And Christianity

Author : John D. Young
ISBN : 9622090370
Genre : Religion
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This is a pioneer study of the Christian missionaries in late Ming and early Ch'ing China - in the sense that it draws upon source-materials hitherto neglected to give an entirely new perspective on the history of the first meeting between East and West. The book centres around a major theme: the first 'confrontation' between the Supreme Ultimate (or T'ien) of the Confucian cosmological order and the Christian anthropomorphic God as conveyed to the Chinese literati by the Western missionaries. This encounter, which is of an historical as well as metaphysical nature, also involves a conflict between two diametrically opposed value systems of human socio-ethical obligations. This study begins by examining the genesis of the Jesuit policy of accommodation and how the missionaries developed their particular approach. But the author probes beyond traditional scholarship and argues that Matteo Ricci was successful in convincing some Confucianists, notably Hsü Kuang-ch'i, of the universality of Christianity; On the other hand, the majority of the literati felt threatened by the 'heterodox' teaching and argued against it. Finally, the K'ang-hsi Emperor had to mediate, and the result was the end of the first phase of Western activities in the Middle Kingdom. Throughout, the major emphasis is on how one idea-namely, the idea of GOd-was viewed by the 'barbarians' from the West and by the Confucian I iterati.

Christianity And Chinese Religions

Author : Hans Kung
ISBN : UOM:39015022205952
Genre : Religion
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Discusses the Chinese religions of shamanism, Confucianism, Taoism, and Buddhism, and analyzes them from a Christian perspective

Salt And Light Volume 3

Author : Carol Lee Hamrin
ISBN : 9781621892908
Genre : Religion
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In this centennial year of China's 1911 Revolution, Volume 3 in the Salt and Light series includes the life stories of influential Chinese who played a political or military role in the new Republic that emerged. Recovering this precious legacy of faith in action shows the deep roots of the revival of Christian faith in China today.

The Chinese Christology Of T C Chao

Author : Yongtao Chen
ISBN : 9789004322417
Genre : Religion
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In The Chinese Christology of T. C. Chao, Yongtao Chen offers a careful analysis of the contextual Christology of T. C. Chao, one of the most important Chinese theologians and Chinese church leaders in the first half of 20th century.

Confucianism And Spiritual Traditions In Modern China And Beyond

Author : Fenggang Yang
ISBN : 9789004212398
Genre : Religion
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Confucianism is reviving in China and spreading in America. This multidisciplinary volume includes philosophical and theological articulations of Confucianism and other spiritual traditions for the modern and globalizing world, and empirical studies of and analytical reflections on Confucianism and other traditions in Chinese societies by historians, sociologists, and anthropologists.

The Palgrave Handbook Of Spirituality And Business

Author : L. Bouckaert
ISBN : 9780230321458
Genre : Business & Economics
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A summary of the most important issues, approaches and models in the field of spirituality in business, economics and society. The Handbook of Spirituality and Business presents a comprehensive pluralistic view covering all the major religious and spiritual traditions.

Chinese Philosophy A Selective And Analytic Approach

Author : George Sun
ISBN : 1462837549
Genre : Philosophy
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“Joe was very much at home both in contemporary logical theory and in American philosophy.... The readers of the present volume ... will find the clarity of expression and the rich understanding of the background literature, history, and concepts of the tradition he addresses to be an important access to and perspective on Chinese philosophy.” ---- Elizabeth R. Eames, Professor (Emeritus), formerly Director of the Graduate Institute of Philosophy, SIUC “Professor Wu provided ... deft comparisons between Chinese and Amero-Eurocentric philosophies, ... [and] challenges us to revisit and rethink our unexamined assumptions about reality, knowledge, value and the very enterprise of philosophy itself. ... As a traditionally trained junzi, Professor Wu’s impressive range of expertie ranged from the Confucian classics to philology, poetry and calligraphy, certainly qualifying him for the designation of a Sinological renaissance man. Few of today’s scholars are able to draw on such rich resources in their exploration of Chinese philosophy, which undoubtedly contributed to Professor Wu’s sage proposal for “Philosophy as the Art of Making Sense.” ---- Sandra A. Wawrytko, Associate Professor, San Diego State University, CA. “Indeed, the pocket edition de luxe of Chinese philosophy revisited in a new light, the best invitation to the field long over-due! Deceptively lucid, simple and clear; yet witty and provocative throughout. Every output from Joe Wu’s pen is, in one word, EXQUISITE! Bear in mind the essence of Chinese mentality: depth, breadth, simplicity and, above all, delicacy. (Ku Hung-ming) The author is capable of “expressing with clearness [not only] what he thought with vigor” (Maugham) but, more significantly, what he felt with delicacy. The readers, though appreciative of such a feat of brevity and lucidity, may feel as we do, wishing that Joe have more to enlighten us with, but for his premature passing in 2006! ---- Suncrates, Editor-in-Chief, Comprehensive Harmony About the Author: Joseph S. Wu, Professor (Emeritus) of California State University at Sacramento, CA., USA, was awarded a Certificate of Merit for Distinguished Service in Comparative Philosophy and Culture, by the Board of Dictionary of International Biography of London (1971).

Spiritual Titanism

Author : Nicholas F. Gier
ISBN : 9780791492826
Genre : Religion
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A comparative philosophical consideration of the extremes of humanism, or "Titanism," this book critiques trends in Eastern and Western philosophy and examines solutions to them. This work in comparative philosophy uses the concept of Titanism to critique certain trends in both Eastern and Western philosophy. Titanism is an extreme form of humanism in which human beings take on divine attributes and prerogatives. The author finds the most explicit forms of spiritual Titanism in the Jaina, Samkhya, and Yoga traditions, where yogis claim powers and knowledge that in the West are only attributed to God. These philosophies are also radically dualistic, and liberation involves a complete transcendence of the body, society, and nature. Five types of spiritual Titanism are identified; and, in addition to this typology, a heuristic based on Nietzsche's three metamorphoses of camel, lion, and child is offered. The book determines that answers to spiritual Titanism begin not only with the Hindu Goddess religion, but also are found in Buddhism, Confucianism, and Daoism, especially Zen Buddhism and Confucianism. "The act of cross-cultural comparison, particularly in religious studies, is an art that once flourished but is now routinely challenged from a whole host of technical and specialist fronts. Gier's text, essentially a comprehensive essay of normative comparative philosophy, is especially refreshing in such a world, as it effectively brings together an impressive range of scholarship (Western philosophy and theology, comparative mythology, Jaina, Hindu, Buddhist, Daoist, and Confucian Studies) to create a truly comparative text with a distinct, original, philosophically and religiously important thesis. Gier's category of 'Titanism,' which functions as an ethical critique of mystical religiosities from the standpoint of a constructive postmodern and humanistic standpoint, enables him to accomplish this synthetic and normative feat, and to do it in a way that does not collapse the very real differences between these traditions into a simplistic perennialism or universalism. This is one of the few books that I have read that actually makes sense of what a 'postmodern' perspective is and how it might function. This is no mean accomplishment." -- Jeffrey J. Kripal, author of Kali's Child: The Mystical and the Erotic in the Life and Teachings of Ramakrishna

Ignatian Humanism

Author : Ronald Modras
ISBN : 0829429867
Genre : Philosophy
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"Ignatian Humanism puts into perspective our contemporary search for a spirituality that responds both to our search for meaning and desire for God." -John W. Padberg, S.J., director, Institute of Jesuit Sources "Modras integrates fascinating history, contemporary theology, and inspiring spirituality with consistent focus on central issues for our day." -Joann Wolski Conn, associate professor of religious studies, Neumann College "A stunning book! Modras has profiled a number of Jesuit thinkers and activists as role models for our time-revitalizing humanism as a model for moderns." -Leonard Swidler, professor of Catholic thought and inter-religious dialogue, Temple University Ignatius Loyola, founder of the Jesuit order, is one of a mere handful of individuals who has permanently changed the way we understand God. In this vividly written and meticulously researched book, Ronald Modras shows how Ignatian spirituality retains extraordinary vigor and relevance nearly five centuries after Loyola's death. At its heart, Ignatian spirituality is a humanism that defends human rights, prizes learning from other cultures, seeks common ground between science and religion, struggles for justice, and honors a God who is actively at work in creation. The towering achievements of the Jesuits are made tangible by Modras's vivid portraits of Ignatius and five of his successors: Matteo Ricci, the first Westerner at the court of the Chinese emperor; Friederich Spee, who defended women accused of witchcraft; Karl Rahner, the greatest Catholic theologian of the twentieth century; Pierre Teilhard de Chardin, the scientist-mystic; and Pedro Arrupe, the charismatic leader of the Jesuits in the years following Vatican II.

Globalization And The Making Of Religious Modernity In China

Author : Thomas Jansen
ISBN : 9789004271517
Genre : Religion
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Globalization and the Making of Religious Modernity in China investigates the transformation of China’s religious landscape under the impact of global influences through case studies covering the period from 1800 to the present.

Christian Humanism

Author : Richard P. Francis
ISBN : UOM:39015037702597
Genre : Philosophy
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This collection of original essays represents the contemporary thought of scholars from Europe, China, India, and North and South America. The authors examine "humanism" with a Christian focus that makes this popular subject more meaningful in our contemporary technological society. Because secular humanism is so prevalent now, it is refreshing to have this new approach from internationally experienced authors who share a common faith in God a well as in the human potential.

Encyclopedia Of Monasticism

Author : William M. Johnston
ISBN : 9781136787164
Genre : Reference
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First published in 2000. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

From Fu Manchu To Kung Fu Panda

Author : Naomi Greene
ISBN : 9789888208692
Genre : Performing Arts
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Throughout the twentieth century, American filmmakers have embraced cinematic representations of China. Beginning with D.W. Griffith’s silent classicBroken Blossoms (1919) and ending with the computer-animated Kung Fu Panda (2008), this book explores China’s changing role in the American imagination. Taking viewers into zones that frequently resist logical expression or more orthodox historical investigation, the films suggest the welter of intense and conflicting impulses that have surrounded China. They make clear that China has often served as the very embodiment of “otherness”—a kind of yardstick or cloudy mirror of America itself. It is a mirror that reflects not only how Americans see the racial “other” but also a larger landscape of racial, sexual, and political perceptions that touch on the ways in which the nation envisions itself and its role in the world. In the United States, the exceptional emotional charge that imbues images of China has tended to swing violently from positive to negative and back again: China has been loved and—as is generally the case today—feared. Using film to trace these dramatic fluctuations, author Naomi Greene relates them to the larger arc of historical and political change. Suggesting that filmic images both reflect and fuel broader social and cultural impulses, she argues that they reveal a constant tension or dialectic between the “self” and the “other.” Significantly, with the important exception of films made by Chinese or Chinese American directors, the Chinese other is almost invariably portrayed in terms of the American self. Placed in a broader context, this ethnocentrism is related both to an ever-present sense of American exceptionalism and to a Manichean world view that perceives other countries as friends or enemies. “From Fu Manchu to Kung Fu Panda chronicles the struggle within Hollywood film to come to grips with American ambivalence toward China as a nation against the backdrop of its current economic and geopolitical ascendancy on the world stage. Reaching back to early film portrayals of Chinatown, Christian missionaries, warlords, and perverse villains bent on world domination, Greene moves from the ‘yellow peril’ to the ‘red menace’ as she examines WWII and Cold War cinema. She also explores the range of film fantasies circulating today, from films about Tibet to Chinese American independent features and the global popularity of kung fu cartoons. This accessible book allows these films to speak to the post 9-11/Occupy Wall Street generation and makes a welcome contribution to debates about Hollywood Orientalism and transnational Chinese film connections.” —Gina Marchetti, author of The Chinese Diaspora on American Screens: Race, Sex, and Cinema “A significant work of filmography, Naomi Greene’s book explores the exotic, at times menacing, but always fantastic images of China flickering on the silver screen of the American imagination. The author writes lucidly, jargon-free, and with the sure-footedness of a seasoned scholar.” —Yunte Huang, author of Charlie Chan: The Untold Story of the Honorable Detective and His Rendezvous with American History

Understanding Watchman Nee

Author : Dongsheng John Wu
ISBN : 9781630875732
Genre : Religion
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This book situates Nee's view within the rich heritage of the Protestant, Catholic, and Eastern Orthodox spiritual traditions, and thus renders Nee's thought more intelligible to Christians of both evangelical and more liberal persuasions. In this book Dongsheng John Wu examines Watchman Nee's thought on the spiritual life, focusing on the relationship between spiritual formation and spiritual knowledge. Different ways of acquiring spiritual understanding are explored, including the respective roles of divine illumination, intellectual studies, and life circumstances. Understanding Watchman Nee begins by synthesizing strategic aspects of Nee's teachings as well as formative events and sources in the development of Nee's own spirituality and theology. It then utilizes the critical work of contemporary theologian Mark McIntosh to bring Nee's voice into dialogue with some important figures in the history of Christian spirituality. Such interactions reveal that Nee's crucial theological convictions exhibit strong parallels with related themes found in the church's spiritual or mystical treasures.

The Great Encounter Of China And The West 1500 1800

Author : David E. Mungello
ISBN : 9780742557970
Genre : History
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For the Chinese, the drive toward growing political and economic power is part of an ongoing effort to restore China's past greatness and remove the lingering memories of history's humiliations. This widely praised book explores the 1500-1800 period before China's decline, when the country was viewed as a leading world culture and power. D. E. Mungello argues that this earlier era, ironically, may contain more relevance for today than the more recent past. This fully revised fourth edition retains the clear and concise quality of its predecessors, while drawing on a wealth of.

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