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a believer in the teachings of Confucius


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Against Individualism: A Confucian Rethinking of the Foundations of Morality, Politics, Family, and Religion.
Only one is theological, affirming that the "monistic unity between Heaven and humanity" in which Confucians believe cannot be reconciled with the Christian Creator-creature distinction.
While the Chinese government has not recognized Confucianism as one of the five major religions (Buddhism, Catholicism, Daoism, Islam, and Protestantism), many historians, philosophers, Confucian experts, and a number of academics believe that Confucianism should be recognized as one of the major religions in China.
This goal influences the practical judgments of New Confucianism because it encourages New Confucians to be consciously critical of the potential effects "Confucianism has had or will have on the multi-cultural 'global village'" (Yao, 2001, p.
This status, together with his impeccable behaviour in private and public life, won him a high reputation among Confucians during the mid- and late Ming period.
Confucian leadership can provide the basis through which people do, conduct business or make business decisions.
Instead, Confucians believes that the abstract universal principle that operates in nature and in the normative world constitutes and governs the real world (Keum 1992, 215).
Confronting Confucian understandings of the Christian doctrine of salvation; a systematic theological analysis of the basic problems in the Confucian-Christian dialogue.
On the other hand, modern Confucians are inclined to take the classical ideas of Shangdi and Tian more seriously than did their predecessors.
As far back as the fifth century BC, critics bewailed the laziness and spendthrift ways of the Confucians.
The process of personal cultivation is for Confucians at the same time a process of creating community.
6) The New Confucians are current thinkers in China and North America who seek to appropriate Confucian values for use in the rising postmodern, globally interdependent world.
Yet many Confucians also practiced Buddhism as both philosophies continued to flourish in varying degrees (Jamieson 1993, 9-11; Taylor 1983, 80-84).
The Han Confucians (or Ru), believed a child at birth was undeveloped or incomplete, and advocated the transformative power of education.
These techniques helped people behave like better Confucians in their personal relations and better Daoists in relation to the natural world.