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Jade rated it it was amazing Oct 27, I wanted to learn what he had to say about these transition. Laotse and Chuangtse felt a great active principle yutsng Tao- behind all phenomena, and not the degeneration to the occultism of “”popular”” Taoism The section on Darwinism seems somewhat misguided and shallow, and while the sentiment behind his reconversion to “Jesus-ism” one hesitates to call in Christianity, insofar as that would require various creeds is warm and convincing, how he ends up a Presbyterian of all things!
Although he is not explicit in the reasons for his re-conversion, one is able to follow his thinking and understand how he arrives back with Christianity.
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Rick rated it it was amazing Aug 07, Michelle rated it it was amazing Feb 24, I’ve read this book more than once and with each fresh read gained deeper and deeper insights and in rfom it’s become a good reference with wonderfully expressed and carefully thought out sequence of events and ideas. Sherry Fong rated it it was amazing Sep 01, Mingzhi rated it liked it Feb 25, Pedersen rated it really liked it Jun 21, I bought this book because Lin Yutang has long been my favorite translator of Laozi and Chuangzi.
A thoroughly enjoyable writer: Be the first to ask a question about From Pagan to Christian. Estela rated it liked it May 17, Philosophic basis of Confucianism p. Buddhism- he claims- is the only foreign intellectual influence on Chinese thought in ancient China, a freedom from mental bondage to sentiment existence.
From Pagan to Christian
It’s certainly a book that provides a superstructure for others to write and explore these ideas in a contemporary setting — perhaps the possibility of his life story as a movie.
From Kin to Christian. This is a good read for anyone struggling with reconciling their Christian heritage with their interest in eastern ways of thought. There does seem to be a reaction among reviewers which reads more like an attempt to pigeon hole a true master of literature who not only read the people he quotes, though perhaps a little sketchy and incorrect on some details — what is here is one man’s spiritual journey in and ou I’ve read this book more than once and with each fresh read gained deeper and deeper insights and in fact it’s become a good reference with wonderfully expressed and carefully thought out sequence of events and ideas.
I wish there were a Lin Yutang writing about China in Yyutang today — such clarity and grace!
Each week, our editors select the one author and one book they believe to be most worthy of your attention and highlight them in our Pro Connect email alert. European philosophies and doctrinal forms brought materialism into focus, and Lin Yutang proclaims himself against any religion submerged in other worldliness and feels the tools of reasoning irrelevant in the moral realm, despite Descartes and the scholastics. This is the thoughtful analysis of a philosopher’s passage from Christianity- in which he was raised as a boy- to the Eastern heritage of Confucianism, Taoism, Buddhism, the three great spiritual forces in the Orient- and back to Christianity, Lin Yutang has captured the essential problem confronting thinking people everywhere.
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Not a book to be read all at once,but a book to be savored and digested.
This was before all the foreign denominations were kicked out of Chin Really enjoying this. Read, highlight, and take notes, across web, tablet, and phone.
Lin, the son of a Chinese Presbyterian minister, was pwgan for the ministry but renounced Christianity in his early 20s and became a professor of English.
Gretchen rated it really liked it Sep 24, The Grand Detour Begins. Enjoyed the authors autobiographical tales of childhood as a Chinese Christian and young man.
Amy rated it really liked it Aug 24, Kevin Wang rated it liked it Mar 19, In the teachings of Jesus is the power and clarity of light without the self-limitations of Confucious, the intellectual analysis of Buddha, the mysticism of Chaungtse He’s a master of not only writing but poetry and research and certainly one the finest authors I’ve read.
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