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In the teachings of Jesus is the power and clarity of light without the self-limitations of Confucious, the intellectual analysis chrisfian Buddha, the mysticism of Chaungtse I bought this book because Lin Yutang has long ffom my favorite translator of Laozi and Chuangzi.

Laotse and Chuangtse felt a great active principle — Tao- behind all phenomena, and not the degeneration to the occultism of “”popular”” Taoism Trivia About From Pagan to Chr Philosophic basis of Confucianism p. This book is not yet featured on Listopia.

It’s wonderful that way. Worship is of less importance than service. In he published his renowned English novel Moment in Peking. Youn Yeo rated it it was amazing May 12, It was widely translated and for years was regarded as a standard text on China.

The section on Gu Hongming is so great This was before all the foreign denominations were kicked out of Chin Really enjoying this. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Epicure of Literature rated it really liked it Jul 22, Jan 10, Joel rated it liked it Shelves: To ask other readers questions about From Pagan to Christianplease sign up.


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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.

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Woo Paul rated yutzng liked it Oct 12, Not a book to be read all at once,but a book to be savored and digested. Although he is not explicit in the reasons for his I bought this book because Lin Yutang has long been my favorite translator of Laozi and Chuangzi.

Prolific writer of a wide variety of works in Chinese and English; in the s he founded several Chinese magazines specializing in social satire and Western-style journalism. He’s pretty harsh on traditional Christianity, but ends up a member of a Presbyterian church in New York by the book’s end I skipped ahead — a full circle journey, considering that his father was a Presbyterian minister in Fujian.


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 yutzng and incorrect on some details — what is here is one man’s spiritual journey in and out of paths and attempting to explore in a very short volume a colossal tapestry of thoughts.


That type of knowledge which consists in memorizing facts to answer questions yutabg not worthy to make one a teacher. Media reporter, reviewer, producer, guest booker, blogger. Be the first to ask a question about From Pagan to Christian.

Sherry Fong rated it it was amazing Sep 01, Robert Birch rated it christia was amazing Nov 18, The residual area of knowledge lies in the will to believe, a primordial racial urge. He’s a master of not only writing but poetry and research and certainly one the finest authors I’ve read. Koo rated it liked it Oct 31, Although he is not explicit in the reasons for his re-conversion, one is yyutang to follow his thinking and understand how he arrives back with Christianity.