Religion in China: Universism, a Key to the Study of Taoism and Confucianism

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G. P. Putnam's Sons, 1912 - China - 327 pages
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Page 51 - Therefore the sage puts his own person last, and yet it is found in the foremost place ; he treats his person as if it were foreign to him, and yet that person is preserved.
Page viii - Religions." 4. — The Council shall elect out of its number a Chairman, a Secretary, and a Treasurer. 5. — All matters of local detail shall be left to the co-operating institution under whose auspices the lectures are to be delivered. 6. — A course of lectures on some religion, or phase of religion, from an historical point of view, or on a subject germane to the study of religions, shall be delivered annually, or at such intervals as may be found practicable, in the different cities represented...
Page iv - ... THE AMERICAN LECTURES ON THE HISTORY OF RELIGIONS. I. Buddhism.— The History and Literature of Buddhism. By TW RHYS-DAVIDS, LL.D., Ph.D. II. Primitive Religions. — The Religions of Primitive Peoples. By DG BRINTON, AM, MD, LL.D., Sc.D. III. Israel. — Jewish Religions. Life after the Exile. By Rev.
Page x - The lecturers in the course of American Lectures on the History of Religions and the titles of their volumes are as follows: 1894-1895— Prof. TW Rhys-Davids, Ph.D.— Buddhism. 1896-1897 — Prof. Daniel G. Brinton, MD, LL.D. — Religions of Primitive Peoples. 1897-1898— Rev. Prof. TK Cheyne, DD Jewish Religious Life after the Exile. 1898-1899 — Prof. Karl Budde, DD — Religion of Israel to the Exile. 1904-1905— Prof. George Steindorff, Ph.D.— The Religion of the Ancient Egyptians. 1905-1906—...
Page 149 - Come let me tell you something more. This material body has an endless existence, and yet all men think that it will have an end; its existence is unfathomable, and yet all men think that it has a limit. He who obtains my Tao may, on high, become the Emperor of Heaven, and may here on earth obtain the dignity of a sovereign; but he who fails to obtain my Tao may see the light above him, yet he will become clay under the ground. All beings which now exist are produced from the earth, and will return...
Page 12 - I have heard the words kwei and shen, but I do not know their meaning*; and that Confucius thereupon said to him: 'The khi or breath is the full manifestation of the shen, and the p'oh is the full manifestation of the kwei; the union of the kwei with the shen is the highest of all doctrines. Living beings must all die, and the soul which must then return to earth is that which is called kwei. But while the bones and the flesh moulder in the ground < The book called Li yun, III.
Page xi - This course was not published by the Committee, but will form part of Prof. Jackson's volume on the Religion of Persia in the series of "Handbooks on the History of Religions,
Page 329 - The chief merit of Professor Budde's book is its condensation. He gives a distinct view of the subject, undistracted by details. While the book will take its deserved place in the estimation of scholars it is also a book for the general reader."— The Outlook.
Page 100 - Heaven, so as to become possessor of the multitudes of the nine provinces, and proceeded to change Hsia's commencement of the year. It was not that Heaven had any private partiality for the lord of Shang; it simply gave its favor to pure virtue.
Page 329 - No book has yet appeared which brings the religious thought of all races and times within closer range of the modern reader; and to the reader who revels in tracing the psychic history of man, no book can be more welcome."— Boston Transcript.

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