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Confucianism and Taoism | [Dr. Julia Ching]

Confucianism and Taoism

Confucius (551-479 BCE) taught a moral wisdom that would become a predominant social force in China from the second century BCE until the mid-20th century. Confucianism does not teach a central doctrine that a God or gods should be worshipped, but it does embrace a system of ritual and emphasizes humanistic virtues and values. Daoism is both a philosophy and a religion, seeking a life and a mind in harmony with nature.
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Confucius (551-479 BCE) taught a moral wisdom that would become a predominant social force in China from the second century BCE until the mid-20th century. Confucianism does not teach a central doctrine that a God or gods should be worshipped, but it does embrace a system of ritual and emphasizes humanistic virtues and values. Daoism is both a philosophy and a religion, seeking a life and a mind in harmony with nature. Yin and yang, the essential opposites, are seen as fundamental principles of the universe in many religious and philosophical discussions.

The Religion, Scriptures, and Spirituality series describes the beliefs, religious practices, and the spiritual and moral commitments of the world's great religious traditions. It also describes a religion's way of understanding scripture, identifies its outstanding thinkers, and discusses its attitude and relationship to society.

Don't miss the rest of the Religion, Scriptures, and Spirituality series.

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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes. But only for those with some Chinese history background.


    Would you recommend Confucianism and Taoism to your friends? Why or why not?

    Good starting point to understand the interaction of these religions


    Which scene was your favorite?

    Not applicable. The discussion of early Taoism is fascinating.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    No. The material is way to deep and thought provoking for one sitting.


    Any additional comments?

    A good starting place to understand the original and progression of both religions. You should know a fair amount about Chinese history to appreciate this book although some superficial comparisons to Western religions and philosophies are included.

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