Confronting Confucian Understandings of the Christian Doctrine of Salvation: A Systematic Theological Analysis of the Basic Problems in the Confucian-Christian Dialogue

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BRILL, 2009 - Religion - 319 pages
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A complete exploration is the first systematic analysis ever comparing the central religious doctrinal aspects of Christianity with those in Confucianism. Huang's work carefully covers the whole history of the Confucian-Christian tradition, and ends up with genuinely new insights. He elaborates on the idea of transcendence in the Confucian tradition in a manner which enables an interpretation of the Christian means of salvation. His explanation of transcendence, and its connection with the means of salvation, is new and unique, offering a clue to the special understanding of salvation germane to the specifically Chinese intellecual history. Huang's book is a must for anyone interested in the Sino-Western cultural encounter.
 

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Contents

The preconditions for the dialogue
41
Confucian ideas of the object of salvation
121
Confucian ideas of the means of salvation
171
Basic Problems in the ConfucianChristian dialogue
245
Summary
267
The Five Classics
275
Two wings of NeoConfucianism
299
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Paulos Z. Huang, Ph.D. (1996, Helsinki), Post-doctor (2000, Tokyo), Th.D. (2006, Helsinki) in Sinology and Theology, is professor at the Insitute of Sino-Christian Studies (Hong Kong) and Adjunct-professor in the University of Helsinki (Finland). He has published extensively on Daoism, Chu culture, Theology and religious dialogue.

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