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M Douglas McKinneyPhilosophy of ReligionCONFUCIANISM AND CHRISTIANITY The premise of Confucian teachings are centered around the idea of Jenor the virtue of humanity Ching 68 To accomplish this divinity five relationshipsmust be honored ruler and minister father and son husband and wife elder and youngerbrother and friend and friend Hopfe These relationships led a push for a revolution ofthe political system to adopt the methods of Jen Confucius sought to revive the ancientChinese culture by redefining the importance of society and government He described asociety governed by reasonable humane and just sensibilities not by the passions ofindividuals arbitrarily empowered by hereditary status Clearly He felt that thiscould be achieved through education and the unification of cultural beliefs He believedthat a nation would be benefited by citizens that were cultivated people whoseintellects and emotions had been developed and matured by conscious people Clearly Hefelt that those born into the feudal system were had a personal duty to excel socially bymeans of power Those who were of lesser class should also seek out education to betterthemselves All purposes for betterment of man and society as one whole is known as Li Limeans the rationalized social order Yutang Confucius felt that love and respect forauthority was a key to a perfect society this strict respect was practiced throughrituals and magic Smith The Confucius traditions have caused a tradition to set withinits institution and is extremely active It has unfortunately allowed the politicalinstitution to manipulate the Confucius system As with Christianity Christianity also preaches a divine brotherly love ModernChristianity seeks to discover a rational understanding of the person as did ConfuciusEss ed 381 yet Christianity feels that faith in the Jesus Christ as a personal savioris essential to this enlightenment It was also under the guise of Christianity that ithad to confront totalitarian systems dehumanize uses of power in its sphere ofinfluence state and church and these systems triumphed under the banner ofde-Christianization Ess ed 384 Unlike Confucius reformers
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