Religious Diversity in Chinese Thought

Religious Diversity in Chinese Thought

By: Joachim Gentz (editor), Perry Schmidt-Leukel (editor)Hardback

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This collection of essays by major scholars analyze the religious diversity in Chinese religion, bringing together topics from traditional and contemporary contexts and Chinese religions' encounters with Western religion.

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Judith A. Berling, Berkeley, USA Chau Adam Yuet, University of Cambridge, UK Philip Clart, University of Leipzig, Germany Joachim Gentz, University of Edinburgh, UK Barend Ter Haar, University of Leiden, the Netherlands Livia Kohn, Boston University, USA Lai Pan-Chiu, The Chinese University of Hong Kong Liu Peng, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, Beijing, China Murata Sachiko, State University of New York, USA Rebecca Nedostup, Boston College, USA Shi Zhiru, Pomona College, Claremont, USA Matteo Nicolini-Zani, University of Venice, Monastery of Bose, Magnano, Italy Gregor Paul, University of Karlsruhe, German China Association Perry Schmidt-Leukel, University of Munster, Germany Nicolas Standaert, University of Leuven, Belgium Wang Zhicheng, Zhejiang University Hangzhou, China Robert Weller, Boston University, USA Yao Xinzhong, Kings College London, UK

Contents

Preface; Joachim Gentz and Perry Schmidt-Leukel PART I: THE BROADER CONTEXT 1. Why Chinese Thought on Religious Diversity Matters; Judith A. Berling 2. China and Religious Diversity: Some Critical Reflections; Gregor Paul 3. Religious Diversity: What is the Issue?; Perry Schmidt-Leukel PART II: PERSPECTIVES FROM PRE-MODERN CHINA 4. Daoist Approaches to Religious Diversity; Livia Kohn 5. Confucian Approaches to Religious Diversity; Xinzhong Yao 6. Buddhist Approaches to Religious Diversity in Pre-Modern China; Zhiru Shi 7. Diversity in Three-Teachings (sanjiao) Discourses; Joachim Gentz 8. Religious Diversity from the Perspective of Religious Consumers; Adam Yuet Chau 9. Muslim Approaches to Religious Diversity in China; Sachiko Murata 10. Christian Approaches to Religious Diversity in China; Matteo Nicolini-Zani PART III: TRANSFORMATIONS IN MODERNITY 11. The Transformation of the Concept of Religion in Chinese Modernity; Rebecca Nedostup 12. Chinese Communist/Maoist Thought on Religious Diversity; Robert Weller PART IV: CONTEMPORARY PERSPECTIVES 13. Religious Ecology vs. Religious Market: Two Competing Theoretical Models in Current Chinese Scholarship on Religions; Philip Clart 14. Do Chinese Religions Need a Pluralist Theory of Religion?; Zhicheng Wang 15. Christian Discourses on Religious Diversity in Contemporary China; Pan-chiu Lai 16. The Religious Policy in Contemporary China; Peng Liu 17. New Religious Movements and the Issue of Religious Liberty; Barend Ter Haar

Product Details

  • publication date: 05/09/2013
  • ISBN13: 9781137333193
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 275
  • ID: 9781137333193
  • weight: 552
  • ISBN10: 1137333197

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