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Lin Yutang’s Importance of Living found its market; this should appeal in vhristian greater measure. Laotse and Chuangtse felt a great active principle — Tao- behind all phenomena, and not the degeneration to the occultism of lib Taoism Epicure of Literature rated it really liked it Jul 22, This was before all the foreign denominations were kicked out of Chin Really enjoying this.
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Christians, he says, breed Christianity, but Christian theology does not. Kevin Wang rated it liked it Mar 19, From pagan to Christian.
Trivia About From Pagan to Chr It was widely translated and for years was regarded as a standard text on China. The quality of learning, like the kingdom of God, is within you, andit must come from the inside of your mind. Refresh and try again.
I wish there were a Lin Yutang writing about China in English today — such clarity and grace! Want to Read Currently Reading Read. From inside the book. There was a problem adding your email address. Dec 22, C Settles rated it really liked it.
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Confucius the man and the teacher viewed the problem of man and the problem of society as a silent revolution-social reform to be based on individual reform Worship is of less importance than service.
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Koo rated it liked it Oct christia, Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. I bought this book because Lin Yutang has long been my favorite translator of Laozi and Chuangzi. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Samuel rated it it was amazing Nov 09, Rick rated it it was amazing Aug 07, Catloyeung rated it really liked it Jul 01, 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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In addition to writing books on Chinese history and philosophy, he made highly acclaimed English translations of Chinese literary masterpieces, such as Famous Chinese Short Stories Retold 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.
I didn’t want to read it at first because it seemed to look rather dowdy and it was dry but I remembered something a friend had said once about reading books that were dry were often the most rewarding ones to read.
Lin, the son of a Chinese Presbyterian paga, was educated for the ministry but renounced Christianity in his early 20s and became yutant professor of English. Youn Yeo rated it it was amazing May 12, Common terms and phrases Amoy Analects Ananda ancestor worship ancient Aristotle asked beauty become believe Boxer Uprising Buddhist called century Changchow chemical formulas China Chinese Chinese philosophy Christian Chuangtse Chuangtse’s church Confucian Confucianist Confucius death Descartes disciples doctrine dream English eternal existence fact faith father feel foot binding fucius handkerchief Heaven Hu Yktang Huayen human Hung-ming ideal imperial examinations infinite instincts intellectual intuitive Jesus knots knowledge Laotse Laotse’s learned Lin Shu living logical look man’s material materialistic matter means Mencius mind modern moral law nature never one’s original pagan Peking person philosopher Plato principle reason regard religion religious replied Sage scholar sense Shan sister social society soul spirit Taoism Taoist taught teachings things thought tion translation true truth Tsesze understand universe wanted Western whole wisdom wonder words worship wrote.