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Comparitive Religion


What does the Chinese dragon symbolize? Water; Swamps; Nature
What is the goal of most chinese religions? Establishment, Maintenance, and enjoyment of harmony in the world.
Shang Dynasty Chinas mpst ancient artifacts dated from this dynasty.
Shang Rites Showed that human beings, animals and plants were seen as participating in the great cosmic processes of planting, growth, and harvest.
Shang Di The most important deity, and was the divine ancestor of the ruling family; his envy, the wind, was the ruler of the spirit powers.
Ancestor Reverence Lessened the sense of lost felt by surving family members and also reinforced the notion of place.
The quest for order and harmony encouraged the practice of "divination"
Heaven: Ancestral Spirits
Emperor: Head of family
The next dynasty that over threw the Shang was the.... Zhou
"The Book of Songs" The source for knowledge scholars have concerning this early period
Tian (Tien) translated as heaven; important deity unique to the zhou
The Chinese mandate to heaven traditional chinese philosophical concept concerning the legitimacy of rulers.
The Dao (Tao) the "road" or "path" Dao is the ordering principle that made such cosmic harmony possible..a key concept in chinese religions.
Zong Zi Confucious Philosopher and teacher; the most influential of chinese teachers and philosophers and the religious system that developed based upon his teachings.
Analects Teachings attributed to Confucious
Li The most important term in confucious thought. It encompassed a number of ideas conveyed in english by seperate words such as, RITUAL, CUSTOM, PROPRIETY, MANNERS
Zhunzi translated as "superiorman" or "true gentleman" ; the idea that confucious taught
Kham characterized by a degree of freedom, even caprice, not envisioned, by the chinese
Shino sometimes called kami no michi, means "the way of the gods"
Shinto knows two distinct types of ritual 1. Matsuri (celebration) 2. Shamani ( Communicating w/ shami by going in a trance)
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