This is the thoughtful analysis of a philosopher’s passage from Christianity- in which he was raised as a boy- to the Eastern heritage of Confucianism, Taoism. Donor challenge: Your generous donation will be matched 2-to-1 right now. Your $5 becomes $15! Dear Internet Archive Supporter,. I ask only. From pagan to Christian / Lin Yutang Lin, Yutang, philosopher’s passage from the Chinese heritage of Confucianism and Buddhism to Christianity.
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Kevin Wang rated it liked it Mar 19, In addition to writing books on Chinese history and philosophy, he made highly acclaimed English translations of Chinese literary masterpieces, such as Famous Chinese Short Stories Retold Dec 22, C Settles rated it really liked it.
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Although he is not explicit in the reasons for his I bought this book because Lin Yutang has long been my favorite translator of Laozi and Chuangzi. This is the thoughtful analysis of a philosopher’s passage from Christianity- in which he was raised as a boy- pagab the Eastern heritage of Confucianism, Taoism, Buddhism, the three great spiritual forces in the Orient- and back to Christianity, Lin Yutang has captured the essential problem confronting thinking people everywhere. Jul 24, Joshua added it Shelves: I would enjoy reading his translations of classical Chinese texts.
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He’s pretty harsh on traditional Christianity, but ends up a member of a Presbyterian church in New York by the book’s end I skipped ahead — a full circle journey, considering that his father was a Presbyterian minister in Fujian.
I wanted to learn what he had to say about these transition. This is a good read for anyone struggling with reconciling their Christian heritage with their interest in eastern ways of thought. Rick rated it it was amazing Aug 07, I would enj Enjoyed the authors autobiographical tales of childhood as a Chinese Christian and young man. Fhristian rated it really liked it Jun 21, From pagan to Christian.
From Pagan to Christian. He came full round to the conviction that only the basic doctrine of Jesus will change it, the revolution of man from within. Open Preview See a Problem? Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Thoughtful analysis for the general reader of a philosopher’s passage from the Chinese heritage of Confucianism and Buddhism to Christianity. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
I’d say if you haven’t give it a whirl because you just might find that though it’s not sensational, it has some profoundly useful insights for the seeker.
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From pagan to Christian
The quality of learning, like the kingdom of God, is within you, andit must come from the inside of your mind. From Pagan to Christian by Lin Yutang.
This was before all the foreign denominations were kicked out of Chin Really enjoying this. This was before all the foreign denominations were kicked out of China, obviously.
Woo Paul rated it liked it Oct 12, I’ve read this book more than once and with each fresh read gained deeper and deeper insights and in fact it’s become a good reference with wonderfully expressed and carefully thought out sequence of events and ideas. Buddhism- he claims- is the only foreign intellectual influence on Chinese thought in ancient China, a freedom from mental bondage to sentiment existence.
Amy rated it really liked it Aug 24, Sign up here to receive your FREE alerts. Chrisitan a master of not only writing but poetry and research and certainly one the finest authors I’ve read.
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Estela rated it liked it May 17, Philosophic basis of Confucianism p. In the teachings of Jesus is the power and clarity of light without the self-limitations of Confucious, the intellectual analysis of Buddha, the mysticism of Chaungtse Sherry Fong rated it it was amazing Sep 01, Media reporter, reviewer, producer, guest booker, blogger.
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