By Edward Jabra Jurji
This is the reply to the will of many considerate laymen for an clever appraisal of the good modern faiths. this isn't a reference publication, yet a bunch of essays for the overall reader at the proposal, the religious middle, of the manager religions of the fashionable day. every one essay is written easily and objectively by means of an eminent student, with the authority that's the fruit of an entire life learn of his topic. constancy to the classical tenets of every faith and a wish to enable each one to talk for itself are salient gains of the paintings of those males. They collaborated at the primary define of the booklet, with the end result that it truly is good integrated-not a random choice of articles. contemporary occasions in China, Palestine, India, Indonesia, Japan and lots of different components of the globe lend a different curiosity to the topic at the moment, yet this isn't a publication on present occasions. It takes a bigger view, and is a learn of faith in its widest connotations, as a powerful strength in background and as a significant impact on the earth today.
Originally released in 1946.
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D. Ι 368-1644) it was published twice. A new collection was in process of printing in Shanghai when the war broke out in 1937. These works bear no signature as a rule; they are sup posed to come from Heaven. Many of them are by Ko H u n g (ca. 270-350) and other Taoists. The collection is divided into 25 TAOISM three parts and twelve classes. Although it is the great source for the study of Taoism, it remains little known in the West. TAOISM AS MYSTICISM The mystical experience differentiates Taoism from Confucianism.
By H. A. Giles. Shanghai, 1926. Musings of a Chinese Mystic. By Lionel Giles. Wisdom of the East Series. Three Ways of Thought in Ancient China. By Arthur Waley. London, 1939China's Religious Heritage. By Y. C. Yang. New York and Nashville, J 943- 43 Hinduism J O H N CLARK ARCHER T H E term Hinduism is both broad and vague but for want of something better we may use it to designate the religion of the Hindu. " There are about two hundred and sixty-five millions of them among the nearly four hundred millions counted in the latest government census of the homeland India, and their two-thirds' majority is fairly evenly distributed throughout the land.
The Portuguese Vasco da Gama took one sea route to Goa and the Englishman Job Charnock took another to Bengal. Perhaps we take a literary passage. And all the while the increasing multitudes live their lives beyond all written records and casual observation. It soon appears that Hinduism as a social scheme bulks larger than it does as creed. " These harijans are thus identified by most reforming Hindus in whose opinion these former dregs of the Indian social order have come at last to share divine providence as Hinduism has expounded it.