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Confucian Ideas Of The Means Of Salvation In Christianity

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This chapter examines what seems to be an appearance of transcendence in Confucianism based on my definition of the terms "transcendence" and "immanence". Confucianism and Christianity are conceptually related and compatible. The dynamic sense of transcendence as "to go beyond a limit" in Confucianism can also find support among Christians. Catholics usually emphasize the meritorious deeds of Christians, such as acts of supererogation, as a transcendence of the sinful human condition, although in its essence the grace of Christ is the key element in human salvation. The argument of the Cultural Nationalist Confucian Mou Zongsan is that the transcendence of Heaven is immanent in human beings. The Modern Confucian Liu Shuxian divided transcendence into two sorts, the external and the internal.

Keywords: Christianity; Confucianism; immanence; Liu Shuxian; Mou Zongsan; salvation; transcendence



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