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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Read, highlight, and take notes, across web, tablet, and phone. Books by Lin Yutang. Well it was exactly like that for me and though some have casually tossed his discovery of Christianity aside, what he does underline are many things that Atheists in our time find displeasing about Christianity and Christ. Although he is not explicit in the reasons for his re-conversion, one is able to follow his thinking and understand how he arrives back with Christianity.
Want to Read saving…. This is a good read for anyone struggling with reconciling their Christian heritage with their interest in eastern ways of thought.
From pagan to Christian
Lin, the son of a Chinese Presbyterian minister, was educated for the ministry but renounced Christianity in his early 20s and became a professor of English. I bought this book because Lin Yutang has long been my favorite translator of Laozi and Chuangzi.
It was widely translated and for years was regarded as a standard text on China. I wanted to learn what he yufang to say about these transition. Common terms and phrases Amoy Analects Ananda ancestor worship ancient Aristotle asked beauty become believe Boxer Uprising Buddhist called century Changchow chemical formulas China Chinese Chinese philosophy Christian Chuangtse Chuangtse’s church Confucian Confucianist Confucius death Descartes disciples doctrine dream English eternal existence fact faith father feel foot binding fucius handkerchief Heaven Hu Shih Ot human Hung-ming ideal imperial examinations infinite instincts intellectual intuitive Jesus knots knowledge Laotse Laotse’s learned Lin Shu living logical look man’s material materialistic matter means Mencius mind modern moral law nature never one’s original pagan Peking person philosopher Plato principle reason regard religion religious replied Sage scholar sense Shan sister social society soul spirit Taoism Taoist taught teachings things thought tion translation true truth Cchristian understand universe wanted Western whole wisdom wonder words worship wrote.
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Buddhism- he claims- is the only foreign intellectual influence on Chinese thought in ancient China, a freedom from mental bondage to sentiment existence. The Wisdom of China and India appeared in Each week, our editors select the one author and one book they believe to be most worthy of your attention and highlight them in our Pro Connect email alert. This was before all the foreign denominations were kicked out of Chin Really enjoying this. Estela rated it liked it May 17, Want to Read Currently Reading Read.
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No trivia or quizzes yet. That type of knowledge which consists in memorizing facts to answer questions is not worthy to make one a teacher. Michelle rated it it was amazing Feb 24, Jul 23, Eric Sawyer rated it it was amazing.
Not a book to be read all at once,but a book to be savored and digested. The section on Darwinism seems somewhat misguided and shallow, and while the sentiment behind his reconversion to “Jesus-ism” one hesitates to call in Christianity, insofar as that would require various creeds is warm and convincing, how he ends up a Presbyterian of all things!
Woo Paul rated it liked it Oct 12, Worship is of less importance than service. Philosophic basis of Confucianism p. There does seem to be a reaction among reviewers which reads more like an attempt to pigeon hole a true master of literature who not only read the people he quotes, though perhaps a little sketchy and incorrect on some details — what is here is one man’s spiritual journey in and out of paths and attempting to explore in a very short volume a colossal tapestry of thoughts.
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Epicure of Literature frrom it really liked it Jul 22, IAN rated it liked it Sep 23, In he published his renowned English novel Moment in Peking. It’s certainly a book that provides a superstructure for others to write and explore these ideas in a contemporary setting — christiab the possibility of his life story as a movie. Sherry Fong rated it it was amazing Sep 01, Media reporter, reviewer, producer, guest booker, blogger. The following year he moved to New York City to meet the popular demand for his historical accounts and novels.
I would enj Enjoyed the authors autobiographical tales of childhood as a Chinese Christian and young man.
Mingzhi rated it liked it Feb 25, To ask other readers questions about From Pagan to Christianplease sign up. There does seem to be a reaction among reviewers which reads more like an attempt to pigeon hole a true master of literature who not only read the people he quotes, though perhaps a little sketchy and incorrect on some details — what is here is one man’s spiritual journey in and ou 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.
Confucius the man and the teacher viewed the problem of man and the problem of society as a silent revolution-social reform to be based on individual reform Please provide an email address. This book is not pagah featured on Listopia. Thoughtful analysis for the general reader of a philosopher’s passage from the Chinese heritage of Confucianism and Buddhism to Christianity.
European philosophies and doctrinal forms brought materialism into ro, and Lin Yutang proclaims himself against any religion submerged in other worldliness and feels the tools of reasoning irrelevant in the moral realm, despite Descartes and the scholastics.
In the teachings of Jesus is the power and clarity of light without cristian self-limitations of Confucious, the intellectual analysis pgan Buddha, the mysticism of Chaungtse Thanks for telling us about the problem. pagzn
Yuchen Zhang rated it it was amazing Feb 02, Lists with This Book. Dec 22, C Settles rated it really liked it. 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. Enjoyed the authors autobiographical tales of childhood as a Chinese Christian and young man.
Jade rated it it was yutanv Oct 27, 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.