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By Benjamin J. Hubbard, John T. Hatfield, James A. Santucci

Today, with all the controversies surrounding faith within the colleges and within the public sphere, it can look extra very important than ever that academics and librarians have a brief resource of up to date, right, impartial details to offer to buyers and scholars. The authors of this publication (all are or were professors of faith at numerous renowned universities) supply simply that. The ebook is prepared to hide so much the entire recognized (and little recognized) religions in America.

Today, with all the controversies surrounding faith within the colleges and within the public sphere, it can appear extra very important than ever that lecturers and librarians have a brief resource of up to date, right, independent details to provide to consumers and scholars. The authors of this e-book (all are or were professors of faith at quite a few good- recognized universities) provide simply that. The publication is prepared to hide lots of the identified (and little-known) religions in the USA. each one part contains: Origins, ideals, Sacred Book/Scriptures, Practices, major Subgroups, universal Misunderstandings and Stereotypes, school room issues, inhabitants facts, and extra Readings. notwithstanding there are numerous publications to religions, this booklet has the original benefit of taking a look at every one faith because it could have an effect on the school room and different pupil teams and activities.

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2. ren [ruhn]—benevolence, affection, or humanity: The performance of actions that manifest what we might perceive as humanity or humaneness. The written Chinese character for ren signifies “two” and “man,” suggesting the basis of humanity and human relationships. 3. yi [yee]—the sense of rightness or appropriateness of action. The three virtues are interrelated. For instance, ren must conform to what is right (yi); yi, which is performed with the spirit of humanity (ren), is executed through conduct (li).

The alchemical side of Daoism in attaining transcendence of the limitations of life through breath control, sexual hygiene, dietary regimens, and elixirs became common. Also, the establishment of a religious Daoism, with the inclusion of a pantheon of various entities (nature gods, folk heroes, sages, and generals) originated at about the same time. E. Unlike Daoism, however, which taught that life was valuable and should be enjoyed, Buddhism viewed all life as suffering. If Daoism was life-affirming, Buddhism sought to transcend life in this world.

New York: Oxford University Press, 2002. Shun, Kwong-loi, and David B. Wong. Confucian Ethics: A Comparative Study of Self, Autonomy, and Community. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2004. Xinzhong Yao. An Introduction to Confucianism. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2000. uk/encyclopedia/confuc/ Notes 1. , Mount Fujiyama). Shinto is not covered in this book because there are few practitioners in the United States. 2. Huang, Essentials of Neo-Confucianism, pp. 5–6. The yin-yang symbol indicates how such opposites as dark (yin) and light (yang), passive and active, winter and summer, and female and male interact and complement each other.

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