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Confucianism: A Short Introduction

by John Berthrong & Evelyn Berthrong

Against the backdrop of seventeenth-century China, this unique new introduction follows a Confucian couple, together with their family, friends, and staff, through a typical day. The result offers a fascinating...


Xunzi: The Complete Text

by Xunzi & Eric L. Hutton

This is the first complete, one-volume English translation of the ancient Chinese text Xunzi, one of the most extensive, sophisticated, and elegant works in the tradition of Confucian thought. Through essays,...


The Analects

by Confucius & Annping Chin

Confucius is one of the most humane, rational, and lucid of moral teachers, concerned not with arcane metaphysics but with practical issues of life and conduct. What is virtue? What sort of life is most conducive...


Confucian Perfectionism: A Political Philosophy for Modern Times

by Joseph Chan

Since the very beginning, Confucianism has been troubled by a serious gap between its political ideals and the reality of societal circumstances. Contemporary Confucians must develop a viable method of governance...


Douglas John Hall: Collected Readings

by Douglas John Hall & David B. Lott

Hall's work takes the measure of Christian belief and doctrine explicitly in light of North American cultural and historical experience. Hall's theological insights challenge churches to embrace change and develop...


My Conversion

by Charles Spurgeon

How Can God Save Me? That question incessantly perplexed and troubled Charles Spurgeon for several years. As you read Spurgeon's personal account of his conversion journey, you will experience the Holy Spirit's...


Confucianism as a World Religion: Contested Histories and Contemporary Realities

by Anna Sun

Is Confucianism a religion? If so, why do most Chinese think it isn't? From ancient Confucian temples, to nineteenth-century archives, to the testimony of people interviewed by the author throughout China over...


Xunzi: Basic Writings

by Burton Watson

Xunzi asserted that the original nature of man is evil, differing on this point from Mencius, his famous predecessor in the Confucian school. In the most complete, well-ordered philosophical system of his day,...


The "I Ching": A Biography

by Richard J. Smith

The I Ching originated in China as a divination manual more than three thousand years ago. In 136 BCE the emperor declared it a Confucian classic, and in the centuries that followed, this work had a profound...


The Great Learning

by Confucius

An introduction and foundational guide for the further study of Confucian texts. The Great Learning provides a step-by-step illustration of how all aspects of society, ranging from the refinement of the self...


The Analects of Dasan, Volume I

Wang Yangming: An Essential Biography

by Umberto Bresciani

Bresciani, Umberto, Wang Yangming – An Essential Biography, Passerino Editore, 2016. This is a biography – the first in Western languages - of an extraordinary man, who has fascinated countless people in...


Four Testaments: Tao Te Ching, Analects, Dhammapada, Bhagavad Gita: Sacred Scriptures of Taoism, Confucianism, Buddhism, and Hinduism

by Brian Arthur Brown, David Bruce & SJ, Francis X., Clooney

Four Testaments brings together four foundational texts from world religions—the Tao Te Ching, Dhammapada, Analects of Confucius, and Bhagavad Gita—inviting readers to experience them in full, to explore...


Confucian Analects

by Confucius

The Analects or "Confucian Analects", also known as the Analects of Confucius, is a collection of sayings and ideas attributed to the Chinese philosopher Confucius. The Analects has been one of the most widely...


The Sage and the People: The Confucian Revival in China

by Sébastien Billioud & Joël Thoraval

Winner of the 2015 Pierre-Antoine Bernheim Prize for the History of Religion by the Academie des Inscriptions et Belles-Lettres After a century during which Confucianism was viewed by academics as a relic of...


Lives of Confucius: Civilization's Greatest Sage Through the Ages

by Michael Nylan & Thomas Wilson

Confucius—“Master Kung” (551–479 BCE), the Chinese thinker and social philosopher—originated teachings that have deeply influenced Chinese, Korean, Japanese, and Vietnamese thought and life over many...