D. Howard Smith (essay date winter 1963)
SOURCE: Smith, D. Howard. “The Significance of Confucius for Religion.” History of Religions 2, no. 2 (winter 1963): 242-55.
[In the following essay, Smith discusses whether Confucianism should be treated as a religion or as a philosophy with religious ethics.]
What is known in the West as Confucianism has its roots in pre-Confucian times in the teaching of the Ju, a scholar class, the origin of which has been hotly debated by Chinese scholars in recent years.1 These Ju seem to have been...
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