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The analects : a guide

Author: Erin M Cline
Publisher: New York, NY : Oxford University Press, [2022] ©2022
Series: Guides to sacred texts.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The Analects (Lunyu) is not only a collection of the teachings of Kongzi (Confucius) which describes how to follow the Way; it is a sacred text. This book examines why we ought to regard the Analects as a sacred text and what it means to do so. It explores what distinguishes sacred texts from other texts, and explores history of the Analects and how it has been regarded in the Chinese tradition and in East Asia  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Cline, Erin M.
Analects.
New York, NY : Oxford University Press, [2022]
(DLC) 2021027063
(OCoLC)1260172606
Named Person: Confucius.
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Erin M Cline
ISBN: 9780190863159 0190863153 9780190863135 0190863137 0190863145 9780190863142
OCLC Number: 1260167705
Description: 1 online resource (xii, 272 pages).
Contents: 1 Is the Analects a Sacred Text? --
2 Date, Authorship, and Historical Context --
Read Online 3 The Sacred in the Everyday --
4 Spirits and Tian in the Analects --
5 Disciples, Commentators, and Canonical Status --
6 Particular Issues and Interpretations: Voices from the Margins and Enduring Influence --
Glossary of Terms --
Notes --
Bibliography --
Index.
Series Title: Guides to sacred texts.
Responsibility: Erin M. Cline.

Abstract:

"The Analects (Lunyu) is not only a collection of the teachings of Kongzi (Confucius) which describes how to follow the Way; it is a sacred text. This book examines why we ought to regard the Analects as a sacred text and what it means to do so. It explores what distinguishes sacred texts from other texts, and explores history of the Analects and how it has been regarded in the Chinese tradition and in East Asia more broadly, from its composition and compilation, to the evolution of its enduring status and influence. It also examines the content of the Analects concerning the sacred, including rituals, Tian ("Heaven"), de ("moral power"), different kinds of spirits, and its presentation of Kongzi not just as a teacher but as an exemplar. It argues that we find a deep concern in the Analects with things we might call sacred, spiritual or religious, but which are part of our everyday lives. All of these things, together, offer good reasons to study the Analects as a sacred text"--

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