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Scott W. Sunquist

Online publication date:
Oct 2017
Asian ecumenism began as a pragmatic concern of Western mission agencies, but was catalysed under the pressure of Japanese imperialism early in the twentieth century. National ecumenical ... More

A Chinese Religions Perspective  

Chung-Ying Cheng

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Dec 2010
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Jan 2011
In China, there is a strong underlying philosophy that explicitly recognizes religious diversity and diversification as a way of extension and duration, even though diversity can be seen as ... More


Sarah Whylly

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Nov 2013
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Oct 2013
What does it mean to be an atheist in Japan and what do the Japanese understand to be the difference between being non-religious and being atheist? When and under what conditions do such ... More

Violence in Chinese Religious Traditions  

Meir Shahar

Print publication date:
Jan 2013
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Mar 2013
This chapter argues that the category of religion eludes traditional Chinese thinking. It outlines the periods of harmony between official Buddhism, Daoism, and Confucianism, commenting on ... More