Confucianism as Religion: Controversies and Consequences

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BRILL, Nov 8, 2012 - Religion - 207 pages
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On the Rhetoric of Defining Confucianism as a Religion tackles the perennially controversial question of whether Confucianism is a religion and proposes a holistic and contextual approach to the issue.
 

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Contents

Introduction
1
Chapter One Problems and Ambiguity Surrounding the Question of Confucian Religiosity
9
Chapter Two Historical Discussions on the Question of Confucian Religiosity
45
Chapter Three Epistemological Significance of the Controversy over Confucian Religiosity
89
Chapter Four Cultural and Historical Significance of the Controversy over Confucian Religiosity
137
Epilogue
181
Transliteration Table
185
Bibliography
191
Index
201
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Yong Chen, PhD (2005), Vanderbilt University, is Research Professor of Chinese philosophy and religion at El Colegio de Mexico. He has published a number of articles on contemporary Confucianism, including "Renewing Confucianism as a Living Tradition in 21st Century China."

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