© 1993

Chinese Religions

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Part of the Themes in Comparative Religion book series (THCR)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Introduction

    1. Julia Ching
      Pages 1-12
  3. The Indigenous Traditions

  4. Foreign Religions and Chinese Response

  5. The Legacy of Syncretism

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 203-203
    2. Julia Ching
      Pages 221-230
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 231-275

About this book


This is a comprehensive work on the religions of China. As such, it includes an introduction giving an overview of the subject, and the special themes treated in the book, as well as detailed chapters on ancient religions, Confucianism, Taoism, Buddhism, Chinese Islam, Christianity in China as well as popular religion. Throughout the book, care is taken to present both the philosophical teachings as well as the religious practices of the religious traditions, and reflections are offered regarding their present situation and future prospects. Comparisons are offered with other religions, especially Christianity.


ancient religion Buddhism Christianity hermeneutics Islam religion

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