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Teaching Confucianism

Jeffrey L. Richey (ed.)

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195311600
eISBN:
9780199870707
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195311600.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

Teaching Confucianism presents pedagogically oriented essays that are informed by the latest scholarship, as well as practical experience in the religious studies and theology classroom, attentive to ... More


General Conclusion

Antony Black

in A World History of Ancient Political Thought

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780199281695
eISBN:
9780191713101
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199281695.003.0014
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

All our political values were invented in ancient times. Social contract, for example, was invented, though not developed philosophically. Western/European thought drew the idea of nation from the ... More


Peter C. Phan Continues the Dialogue

Peter C. Phan

in Catholicism and Interreligious Dialogue

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199827879
eISBN:
9780199919451
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199827879.003.0016
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

This chapter presents a response to comments in the previous chapter. This chapter’s response to the previous chapter underscores the value of focusing on the meaning of being human. The response ... More


Understanding the Ethical Universe of Neo-Confucianism

Robert W. Foster

in Teaching Confucianism

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195311600
eISBN:
9780199870707
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195311600.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

Neo‐Confucianism was the predominant intellectual movement within China from the twelfth through seventeenth centuries. It insisted on the ultimate reality of this world and the ultimate importance ... More


Introduction: Teaching Confucianism as a Religious Tradition

John H. Berthrong and Jeffrey L. Richey

in Teaching Confucianism

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195311600
eISBN:
9780199870707
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195311600.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

Although “Confucianism,” both as a term and as a category of religious tradition, has been the subject of much controversy, reasons to regard and teach Confucianism as an authentic East Asian ... More


The Social and Religious Context of Early Confucian Practice

Mark Csikszentmihalyi

in Teaching Confucianism

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195311600
eISBN:
9780199870707
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195311600.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

This chapter begins with an introduction that surveys some of the ways that the Confucian Analects has been read and argues that any attempt to reconstruct an original meaning of the text must locate ... More


Learning Confucianism through Filial Sons, Loyal Retainers, and Chaste Wives

Keith N. Knapp

in Teaching Confucianism

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195311600
eISBN:
9780199870707
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195311600.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

This chapter provides instructors with a means of introducing an alternate and more popular side of Confucianism: stories and images of historical men and women whose actions embodied the Ru ... More


Divination and Sacrifice in Song Neo-Confucianism

Joseph A. Adler

in Teaching Confucianism

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195311600
eISBN:
9780199870707
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195311600.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

The earliest known form of Chinese religion is the ritual dyad of divination and sacrifice practiced by the rulers of the Shang Dynasty (fourteenth to eleventh centuries B.C.E.). This chapter ... More


The Mencius-Xunzi Debate in Early Confucian Ethics

Aaron Stalnaker

in Teaching Confucianism

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195311600
eISBN:
9780199870707
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195311600.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

This chapter outlines the disagreement between Mencius and Xunzi and the deeper ethical issues these thinkers confront under this organizing principle, as they help articulate some of the most ... More


Problematizing Contemporary Confucianism in East Asia

Yiu-ming Fung

in Teaching Confucianism

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195311600
eISBN:
9780199870707
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195311600.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

For contemporary Chinese Confucians as well as their Neo‐Confucian forebears, Confucianism is more than Confucian studies. Rather, they conceive of Confucian teaching as a kind of practical wisdom ... More


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