God among sages by kenneth r samples available january 3rd, 2017 follow kenneth r samples on facebook and twitter kennethrsamples. Lit-sen chang (zhang lisheng) was born in wuxi, china in 1904 for the first fifty years of his life, he rejected christianity and believed in confucianism, daoism and buddhism before finally committing himself to zen buddhism a brilliant legal scholar, he served in the government of the republic of china. Dr zukeran considers the beliefs of confucius from a christian perspective, analyzing what they have in common with christianity and how they differ showing a clearly different viewpoint from biblical christianity. If we see a culture and its people as a man, the two giant men firmly stood, one in china and the other in europe, for thousand years, unmoved by the strong winds of various cultures and ideologies their brains were nothing but the teachings of two real men, confucius and jesus their successes were due to the humanist. At the start of the period in question, german missionaries viewed chinese confucianism as backwards and a crucial hindrance to china's conversion and, more broadly, modernization yet by the 1930s and 1940s, german christians viewed confucianism as a crucial ally of christianity in china. Emmanuel college, october 1, 2013 a lecture by professor stanley jiadong zheng, professor of confucianism & chinese philosophy and visiting scholar at emmanu.
Back to issue “one man's trash is another man's treasure” such was my first impression when i read gregg ten elshof's recent book with the secularization of western society, while many churches in europe and north america experience decline, eastern religions such as buddhism have gained extreme popularity in. Discover new perspectives on the moral and spiritual precepts on which much of human civilization is built with confucius, buddha, jesus, and muhammad award-winning professor mark w muesse takes you deep inside the life stories and legacies of these four iconic figures he reveals their core teachings and sheds. Mohammed believed he was a prophet buddha felt he was a seeker after truth confucius never claimed to be anything but a wise teacher jesus is different. President ngo dinh diem - wikipedia of former south vietnam was a staunch catholic and confucian he mastered both classical chinese and latin according to miller, diệm displayed christian piety in everything from his devotional practices.
In “confucius for christians: what an ancient chinese worldview can teach us about life in christ,” gregg ten elshof, who teaches philosophy at biola university outside of los angeles, says that too many western christians have dismissed eastern philosophies as “illogical, uncritical, nonsensical. Confucius, aside from the first emperor since i have already done my best to help you, my fellow americans, better understand the first emperor (eg ancient rome vs ancient china), let me now try my best to help you better understand confucius, especially in comparison with jesus christ 2 jesus.
In from christ to confucius: german missionaries, chinese christians, and the globalization of christianity, 1860–1950, albert monshan wu attempts to show how german missionaries to china were distinct from their british, french, and american counterparts wu explains how they were shaped by. Shows how wisdom from an eastern tradition can enrich the lives of jesus followers everywhere this unique book explores ways of using resources from the confucian wisdom tradition to inform christian living neither highlighting nor diminishing the differences between confucianism and christianity,. The story of confucianism does not begin with confucius nor was confucius the founder of confucianism in the sense that the buddha was the founder of buddhism and jesus christ the founder of christianity rather, confucius considered himself a transmitter who consciously tried to reanimate the old in.
The golden rule is the ethical point most frequently compared in jesus and confucius 1 in each case, what is recommended is preconsideration of one's own actions toward other people in the light of an imaginative projection of how it would be if the roles were reversed the formulations in both look. They found that in europe everyone talked about jesus jesus' not so decent image, a nude, bloody and somewhat mutilated body crucified on a cross, was hanging everywhere and was venerated by almost everyone as a result, the confucian missionaries thought that since jesus seemed to be the. A bold and original study of german missionaries in china, who catalyzed a revolution in thinking among european christians about the nature of christianity itself in this accessibly written and empirically based study, albert wu documents how german missionaries—chastened by their failure to convert chinese people to. In 1924, the influential german missionary carl johannes voskamp composed a series of lengthy reflections on the relationship between christianity and culture in china, a land in which he had evangelized for decades christians, he wrote, would do well to learn the wisdom of confucius—who for.
Answer: confucianism, a religion of optimistic humanism, has had a monumental impact upon the life, social structure, and political philosophy of china the founding of the religion goes back to one man, known as confucius, born 500 years before christ confucianism deals primarily with moral conduct and ethical living. Confucius (and a host of other ancient writers) taught things that jesus also taught from china to egypt, a steady stream of pagans uttered things that christ, centuries later, likewise would say how, then, can the teachings of christ be cons.
Abstract: many people wonder about the differences between chinese people and the westerners especially in their thinking patterns as a matter of fact, the influence of confucianism and christianity has played a very important role in cultivating the people's ideas although christian doctrines share a lot. Others don't equal confucius to a religion at all he never called himself son of god instead, he got himself an education and a real job since he was an academic, historians would compare him to plato, the greek philosopher either way, confucius probably is to east asia what jesus christ and plato are to the west: the. This essay is an attempt to analyse the first act of the play by the contemporary chinese playwright sha yexin (1939) jesus, confucius and john lennon (1987 ) which raised a havoc among the men responsible for the cultural policy in china of the end of the 1980s, was forbidden after several runs and never performed.
How confucius proves jesus the gospels are commonly subjected to intense skepticism in recent years, skeptics like robert price and richard carrier have claimed that not only are many of the bare facts related in the gospels false -- but even that jesus may have never lived are the gospels believable. Beginnings, confucianism was started by confucius, who lived in china from about 550 to 479 bc confucius did not claim to be a god, but after his death, some of his followers worshipped him after the death and resurrection of jesus, his followers were first called “christians” in the days of paul (acts. Unthinkable: which 'golden rule' of ethics is best, the christian or confucian the rule of reciprocity can be found in all major religions, but with a different emphasis fri, jan 31, 2014, 01:00 updated: fri, jan 31, 2014, 08:27 joe humphreys. In 1902 georg stenz, a german catholic missionary from the society of the divine word (societas verbi divini, svd), met with the seventysixth direct descendent of confucius and the holy duke of yen, kong lingyi it had taken stenz years to set up this meeting he regarded kong—the heir to confucius's legacy—as a.