1st Edition

Religion in China

By K. Hughes, E. R. Hughes Copyright 2005
    154 Pages
    by Routledge

    160 Pages
    by Routledge

    First published in 1950.

    Beginning with ancient times, this volume shows how some of the early superstitions became purified through the influence of the Confucianist philosophy, how a deep strain of mysticism came from the Taoists and how thereby a worship of 'Heaven' and 'Earth' was evolved. Besides the main streams of Confucianism and Buddhism, the introduction and development of Christianity into China is also analyzed.

    Chapter I Primitive Religion; Chapter II The Beginnings of Confucianism and Taoism; Chapter III Religion in the Han Era; Chapter IV The Infiltration of Buddhism and the Reaction in T'ang Times; Chapter V Sung Neo-Confucianism And Later Developments; Chapter VI Mohammedanism; Chapter VII Christianity in China; Chapter VIII Religion in the Twentieth Century;


    E R Hughes, K Hughes