• Confucianism and Taoism

  • By: Dr. Julia Ching
  • Narrated by: Ben Kingsley
  • Length: 2 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Release date: 31-07-06
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
  • 2.5 out of 5 stars 2.6 (5 ratings)

Summary

Confucius (551-479 BCE) taught a moral wisdom that would become a predominant social force in China from the second century BCE until the mid-20th century. Confucianism does not teach a central doctrine that a God or gods should be worshipped, but it does embrace a system of ritual and emphasizes humanistic virtues and values. Daoism is both a philosophy and a religion, seeking a life and a mind in harmony with nature. Yin and yang, the essential opposites, are seen as fundamental principles of the universe in many religious and philosophical discussions. The Religion, Scriptures, and Spirituality series describes the beliefs, religious practices, and the spiritual and moral commitments of the world's great religious traditions. It also describes a religion's way of understanding scripture, identifies its outstanding thinkers, and discusses its attitude and relationship to society.
(P)1994 Carmichael & Carmichael, Inc. and Knowledge Products
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2 out of 5 stars
By Amazon Customer on 11-05-18

Super boring. Too much of a history lesson.

Finishing this book was a chore. If I hadn't already committed I would have quit.

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By Amazon Customer on 16-04-18

loved it. Taoism is very interesting.

Taoism is very interesting and Confucius really had a great impact on the family structure and operations of the Asian culture and the modern effects can be seen to day through there work habits and educational standards.

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