17. Divinity

  1. Randall L. Nadeau
  1. Randall Nadeau

Published Online: 14 MAR 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781444361995.ch17

The Wiley-Blackwell Companion to Chinese Religions

The Wiley-Blackwell Companion to Chinese Religions

How to Cite

Nadeau, R. (2012) Divinity, in The Wiley-Blackwell Companion to Chinese Religions (ed R. L. Nadeau), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444361995.ch17

Editor Information

  1. Trinity University, San Antonio, Texas, USA

Author Information

  1. Trinity University, San Antonio, Texas, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 14 MAR 2012
  2. Published Print: 20 APR 2012

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405190312

Online ISBN: 9781444361995

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Keywords:

  • divinity, life and death, between “mortals” and “divine beings”;
  • Chinese religion, ancestors, ghosts, gods, a part of “this world”;
  • Chinese religion, beginning with ancestor veneration;
  • ancestor veneration, extensions of familial feelings after death;
  • Yang and yin, in ten “souls,” death separating the yang and yin;
  • fengshui, basis of early Chinese geology, astronomy;
  • Chinese religion, polytheistic to the extreme;
  • Xunzi, careful avoidance of speculation over spiritual matters

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Ancestors, Ghosts, and Gods

  • Philosophical Views

  • Chinese Philosophy and Western “Atheism”

  • Conclusion

  • Further Reading