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Arts and Humanities
History of Philosophy
Confucianism and Doaism
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How do Confucianism and Taoism make use of ancient Chinese folk religion?
What are three features of Chinese folk religion?
(1) the worship of ancestors- the continued attention to the spirit world, (2) the divinization of nature- the idea that nature has divined elements in it, that nature manifests spiritual realities, and (3) the use of magic (charms and spells to ward off evil and bring good fortune)- . One of the "Classics" is the Book of Changes, Yijing [I Ching], which gives spells and directions for fort
How do the major themes of Confucius show the influence of folk religion?
Confucius- influenced by the five relationships that reflect the importance of ancestors.
How do the majors themes of Laozi's book, the Daodejing, show the influence of folk religion?
Laozi- laozi's imagery reflects the divinization of nature and in its religious form it has used magical formulas
Compare and contrast the responses of Confucius and Laozi to the Warring States period in China. What goals did Confucius and Laozi both recommend In this situation? What did Confucius think was necessary to meet this crisis? Did Laozi agree? What was Laozi's approach to the crisis?
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