Book: Confucianism and its Rivals
Author: Herbert A. Giles

Confucianism and its Rivals By Herbert A. Giles

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Pages (PDF): 171
Publication Date: 1915

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Originally delivered as part of the Hibbert Lectures, this book consists of 8 lectures that cover the history of religion in China, from 3000 BC right up to 1915. 'The Chinese are not, and, so far as we can judge from their history, never have been, what we understand by the term "a religious people." Consequently, we find in their biographical records extraordinarily few instances of religious fanaticism, bigotry, and persecution; still fewer, if any, examples of men and women who have suffered for their faith, when mere verbal recantation would have saved them from a dreaded fate.'