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Friday, 13 July 2007

儒家神學 :: Confucian Theology

An article with the intriguing title of 'Confucian Theology: Three Models' appears in the most recent issue of Religion Compass.  The abstract is here.  Links to the full article are at the end of this post.

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最新一期Religion Compass (1.4, July 2007)有篇文章題為《儒家神學的三種模式》(Confucian Theology: Three Models),單看標題已經十分抓頭。官方提供中英文撮要如下:

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If there are still disagreements about whether Confucianism is a religion, there seems to be a consensus that Confucianism does not have a theology. In this article, I attempt to show that there are at least three models of serious god-talks in the Confucian tradition: (i) heaven is discussed in the Confucian classics of Book of Documents, Books of Poetry, and Analects as something transcendent of the world, similar to Christian God in crucial aspects; (ii) heaven is discussed among contemporary Confucians, represented by Xiong Shili, Mou Zongsan, and Tu Weiming, as something ‘immanently transcendent’, the ultimate reality immanent in the world to transcend the world; and (iii) heaven is discussed by neo-Confucians, particularly the Cheng brothers of the Song dynasty, as the wonderful life-giving activity transcending the world within the world.

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全文 html 在此,pdf (405KB) 在此。 

(註:Religion Compass是Blackwell辦的免費網上期刊。)

2 comments:

Carla said...

我知我呢個o靚妹識d咩丫...但段中文摘要真係好r頭 ....

Yam 飲者 said...

哈哈,根本整篇文章的意念都非常令人抓頭,我孤陋寡聞,一見到『儒家神學』都成個彈起,不過那段摘要的「慰安婦式中文」也實在要命。就當是奇文共賞囉 :p