World Religion Notes--Chinese Religions
World Religion Notes--Chinese Religions REL 2300
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World Religion NotesConfucianismDaoism The earliest Chinese religion started circa 1600 BCE and is outlined in the Yijing or Book of Changes 0 Everything in the world interacts with one another 0 No creation myth o hundun gtqi yin and yang o Lacks a GodDevil combination WuXing metal soil water fire and wood have different forms that can either help each other or destroy each other 0 Five important body parts 0 Five known planets at the time 0 Five colors 0 Five avors Human soul made up of hun yang and po yin Shen 0 Spirit of someone who s life wasn t cut short and is well remembered o Protectful o Considered to have the ability to make desires come true Gui 0 Spirit of someone with an undesirable death o The person s body is not respected following death 0 Thought to keep people from having contentful lives 0 Shang Dynasty approximately 600 year span 0 Claimed their power or de was provided by Shangdi I Supposed ancestor of the family I Highest deity 0 Zhou Dynasty rebelled against Shang Dynasty 0 Changed the name of Shangdi to Tian I Confucianism and Daoism are products of Tian Confucianism is considered the yang and Daoism the yin o Tian chose kings based on morals o Tianming right to be king 0 Geming removal of king 0 Dao path 0 Zhou kings were also priests and had specific guidelines to follow also known as Ii 0 Five Classics 0 Record of Rites Liji 0 Book of Odes Shijing 0 Book of History Shujing 0 Book of Changes see top section 0 Spring and Autumn Annals Chunqui o Daoism has a separate set of books 0 Confucius 39 Kong Fu Zi 39 Kong Qiu o Confucianism Teaching of the Ru 0 Lunyu gtAna1ects