Confucianism

Confucianism

by Bender Richardson White, Dorothy Hoobler, Thomas Hoobler, Joanne O'Brien, Martin Palmer
     
 

Founded in China 2,500 years ago during a time of turmoil, Confucianism's basic philosophies promote the ideals of order and harmony. As the religion strengthened its ties to the state, it became a way of life ingrained in Chinese culture. Despite various attempts by Chinese governments to eradicate the religion, Confucianism survived and continued to influence

Overview

Founded in China 2,500 years ago during a time of turmoil, Confucianism's basic philosophies promote the ideals of order and harmony. As the religion strengthened its ties to the state, it became a way of life ingrained in Chinese culture. Despite various attempts by Chinese governments to eradicate the religion, Confucianism survived and continued to influence other Asian cultures. Today, Confucianism is experiencing a resurgence in China and around the globe. Confucianism, Third Edition clearly presents the basic tenets of Confucian thought, traces its evolution in response to the events of Chinese history, and examines its enduring relevance.

Almost from the start of civilization more than 10,000 years ago, religion has shaped human history. Today more than half the world's population adhere to a major religion or indigenous spiritual tradition. In societies throughout the world, increasing ethnic and cultural diversity has led to a variety of religions being practiced side by side. This makes it vital that we understand as much as we can about the world's religions.

Rigorously nonsectarian, the books in the World Religions series offer clear, accessible overviews of the major religious traditions of our time, including

Geographical distribution

Origins and history

Central beliefs, rituals, and sacred sites

Contributions to world civilization

Carefully chosen photographs complement the text, and sidebars, a map, fact file, glossary, bibliography, further reading, and index are included to help readers gain a more complete understanding of the subject at hand.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781604131079
Publisher:
Chelsea House Publishers
Publication date:
05/01/2009
Series:
Chelsea House World Religions Series
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
144
Product dimensions:
7.60(w) x 9.40(h) x 0.60(d)
Age Range:
12 - 17 Years

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