This is the thoughtful analysis of a philosopher’s passage from Christianity- in which he was raised as a boy- to the Eastern heritage of Confucianism, Taoism. Donor challenge: Your generous donation will be matched 2-to-1 right now. Your $5 becomes $15! Dear Internet Archive Supporter,. I ask only. From pagan to Christian / Lin Yutang Lin, Yutang, philosopher’s passage from the Chinese heritage of Confucianism and Buddhism to Christianity.
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The Wisdom of China and India appeared in Please provide an email address. Thoughtful analysis for the general reader of a philosopher’s passage from the Chinese heritage of Confucianism and Buddhism to Christianity. Sherry Fong rated it it was amazing Sep 01, 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.
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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. Sign up here to receive your FREE alerts. Pedersen rated it really liked it Jun 21, Each week, our editors select the one author and one book they believe to be most worthy of your attention and highlight them in our Pro Connect email alert. Be the first to discover new talent! Michelle rated it it was amazing Feb 24, From Pagan to Christian.
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There was a problem adding your email address. Koo rated it liked it Oct 31, 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 sketchy and incorrect on some details — what is here is one man’s spiritual journey in and ou I’ve read this book more than yutzng and with each fresh read gained deeper and deeper insights and in fact it’s become frrom good reference with wonderfully expressed and carefully thought out sequence of events and ideas.
This was before all the foreign denominations were kicked yytang of China, obviously. This is a good read for anyone struggling with reconciling their Christian heritage with their interest in eastern ways of thought.
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. I didn’t want christiaan 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.
I’d say if you haven’t give it a whirl because you just might find that though it’s not sensational, it has some profoundly useful insights for the seeker. That type of knowledge which consists in memorizing facts to answer questions is not worthy to make one a teacher. Philosophic basis of Confucianism p.
James Mayuga rated it it was ok Feb 25, This book is not yet featured on Listopia. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. He’s a master of not only writing but poetry and research and certainly one the finest authors I’ve read.
Return to Book Page. Open Preview See a Problem? In he published his renowned English novel Moment in Peking. Worship is of less importance than service. He defines himself at this point a pagan, believing in the principle of God, accepting the fact that the realm of knowledge and moral values can never be scientifically proved. From pagan to Christian. Epicure of Literature rated it really liked it Jul 22, I’ve read this book more than once and with each fresh read gained deeper and deeper insights and in fact it’s become a good reference with wonderfully expressed and carefully thought out sequence of events and ideas.
He traveled to the United States lagan Europe for advanced study; on his return to China, he taught, edited several English-language journals, and contributed essays to Chinese literary magazines.
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 Warren B rated it liked it May 30, Gretchen rated it really liked it Sep 24, It’s wonderful that way.
Not a book to be read all at once,but a book to be savored and digested. We live now in a world without belief, a world of moral cynicism, of collapse of valid human ideals.
I wish there were a Lin Yutang writing about China in English today — such clarity and grace! Min rated it liked it Jan 15, From pagan to Christian Avon book.
Lin Yutang’s Importance of Living found its market; this should appeal in even greater measure.
From Pagan to Christian by Lin Yutang
From inside the book. Jan 10, Joel rated it liked it Shelves: Lin, the son of a Chinese Presbyterian minister, was educated for the ministry but renounced Christianity in cchristian early 20s and became a professor of English. The following year he moved to New York City to meet the popular demand for his historical accounts and novels.
I would enj Enjoyed the authors autobiographical tales of childhood as a Chinese Christian and young man.