Hsieh Liang-tso and the Analects of Confucius: Humane Learning as a Religious Quest

Hsieh Liang-tso and the Analects of Confucius: Humane Learning as a Religious Quest

by Thomas Whitfield Selover
     
 

ISBN-10: 0195156102

ISBN-13: 9780195156102

Pub. Date: 01/28/2005

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

Hsieh Liang-tso (c.1050-c.1120, known as master Shang-ts'ai) was one of the leading direct disciples of Ch'eng Hao and Ch'eng I, the two brothers who were the early leaders of the Confucian revival known as Neo-Confucianism in Northern Sung China. Hsieh was thus among the first to recognize and follow the insights of the Ch'eng brothers as definitive of the

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Hsieh Liang-tso (c.1050-c.1120, known as master Shang-ts'ai) was one of the leading direct disciples of Ch'eng Hao and Ch'eng I, the two brothers who were the early leaders of the Confucian revival known as Neo-Confucianism in Northern Sung China. Hsieh was thus among the first to recognize and follow the insights of the Ch'eng brothers as definitive of the authentic Confucian tradition, a recognition that became the conviction of the majority of later Confucian scholars and practitioners. The present book is a focused analysis of the core value of Confucian thought, namely jen (humanity or co-humanity), through an investigation of Hsieh Liang-tso's analysis of the Analects of Confucius. Selover argues that Hsieh's handling of key issues in interpreting and applying the Confucian Analects, his experiential reasoning and his deference to scriptural classics and earlier tradition, bear important similarities to the practice of theology in Western religious traditions.

The volume also contains a translation of Hsieh's commentary on the Analects, as well as a foreword by the renowned scholar of Confucianism, Tu Wei-ming.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780195156102
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
01/28/2005
Series:
AAR Academy Series
Pages:
198
Product dimensions:
9.40(w) x 6.20(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

Foreword
Introduction : a comparative framework3
1Disciple of the Ch'eng brothers15
2"The Analects can be hard to read"25
3Knowing jen42
4Authentic transmission and humane learning57
Conclusion : humane learning as religious quest68
AppHsieh's commentary75

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