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Secularization and the World Religions$
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Hans Joas and Klaus Wiegandt

Print publication date: 2009

Print ISBN-13: 9781846311871

Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: June 2013

DOI: 10.5949/UPO9781846315671

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Secularization: Confucianism and Buddhism

Secularization: Confucianism and Buddhism

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(p.141) 6 Secularization: Confucianism and Buddhism
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Secularization and the World Religions
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Rudolf G. Wagner

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Liverpool University Press
DOI:10.5949/UPO9781846315671.008

This chapter discusses the social teachings of Buddhism and the diverse institutionalized forms of the Buddhist religion. It also examines the Ru doctrine or Confucianism and the notions of the Confucian tradition of an ideal state and an ideal society. The chapter suggests that the Buddhist and Confucianist tradition had no difficulties in assimilating the secular agenda of the modern nation state.

Keywords:   Buddhism, Buddhist, Ru doctrine, Confucianism, state, society

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