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Lecture 3

Lecture 3 - Confucianism

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Religious Studies
Religious Studies 1023E
Mahdi Tourage

Confucianism 3 y Definitions of religion o Martin SouthwaldPolytheticgroup together things that have some things in common but not everything GodSupernatural division of the world salvation from the ordinary worldly tradition ritual practice beliefs that are based on faith not proof ethical code supernatural force punishment for those who break the code mythology scriptureoral tradition priesthoodreligious elite association with a moral communitychurch association with an ethnic or similar groupMeets some of these criteria by his definition Confucianism is a religionConfucius beliefsideas y Cannot answer what Confucius actually believed eg did he believe in God afterlife etcy Did refer to the biddings of heaven when he was 50 y More that there is a divine guiding force on the world and humans can tap into it defines whats right and wrong y Probably belie
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