Confucian Spirituality I

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One of the most important works on Confucian religion, ethics, and spirituality. The vibrant nature of the 2500-year-old Confucian tradition is celebrated here. Insights into this spiritual richness regarding topics such as self-cultivation, education, family relationships, social commitment, and political engagement are now available for the first time in English.

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Overview

One of the most important works on Confucian religion, ethics, and spirituality. The vibrant nature of the 2500-year-old Confucian tradition is celebrated here. Insights into this spiritual richness regarding topics such as self-cultivation, education, family relationships, social commitment, and political engagement are now available for the first time in English.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780824521110
  • Publisher: Crossroad Publishing Company
  • Publication date: 7/15/2003
  • Series: World Spirituality
  • Pages: 408
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.25 (h) x 1.08 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface to the Series
Acknowledgments
Introduction 1
1 Individualism and Holism in Chinese Tradition: The Religious Cultural Context 39
2 The Ethical and the Meta-Ethical in Chinese High Cultural Thought 56
3 Between the Heavenly and the Human 62
4 What Is Confucian Spirituality? 81
5 Affectivity in Classical Confucian Tradition 96
6 Classical Chinese Views of Reality and Divinity 113
7 Virtues and Religious Virtues in the Confucian Tradition 134
8 Li and the A-theistic Religiousness of Classical Confucianism 165
9 Is There a Universal Path of Spiritual Progress in the Texts of Early Confucianism? 183
10 Ritual and Sacrifice in Early Confucianism: Contacts with the Spirit World 197
11 Death and Dying in the Analects 220
12 Practicality and Spirituality in the Mencius 233
13 The Ethical and the Religious Dimensions of Li 252
14 Xunzi's Piety 287
15 The Way of the Unadorned King: The Classical Confucian Spirituality of Dong Zhongshu 304
16 Determining the Position of Heaven and Earth: Debates over State Sacrifices in the Western Han Dynasty 318
Glossary 335
General Bibliography 339
Contributors 365
Photographic Credits 369
Index 371
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