Concerning Creativity : A Comparison of Chu Hsi, Whitehead, and Neville

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A cross-cultural comparsion of creativity that introduces Neo-Confucian discourse as a sophisticated dialogue partner with modern western speculative philosophy and theology.
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A cross-cultural comparsion of creativity that introduces Neo-Confucian discourse as a sophisticated dialogue partner with modern western speculative philosophy and theology.
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Berthrong (theology, Boston U.), in response and reaction to the criticisms of Robert Neville, uses the Chinese Neo-Confucian thought of Chu Hsi to demonstrate how creativity can be re-integrated into Alfred North Whitehead's process discourse as creative synthesis. He treats Hsi's work as an earlier East Asian form of process thought, and thus creates a cross-cultural examination, combining material from different cultures and different times, along with elements of hermeneutic, historical, philosophic, and theological analysis and critique. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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  • ISBN-13: 9780791439449
  • Publisher: State University of New York Press
  • Publication date: 11/28/1998
  • Series: SUNY Series in Religious Studies Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 254
  • Product dimensions: 5.80 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface

Acknowledgments

Abbreviations Used in the Text

1. The Problem of Creativity, God, and the World

2. The Development of God

3. Neville's Challenge

4. Introducing the Neo-Confucians

5. A Neo-Confucian Interlude: Chu Hsi on Creativity

6. The World Reunited

7. The Unity of Divine Things

Appendix: The Structure of Archic Analysis

Bibliography

Index

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