Confucianism and Catholicism: Reinvigorating the Dialogue

Author: Erin Cline

May 1, 2020

This volume, co-edited by Senior Research Fellow Erin Cline, explores the complex relationship between Confucianism and Catholicism in historical and contemporary perspective. Written by specialists in both traditions, the essays are organized into two groups. Those in the first group focus primarily on the historical and cultural contexts in which Confucianism and Catholicism encountered one another in East Asia: China, Vietnam, Korea, and Japan. The essays in the second part offer comparative and constructive studies of specific figures, texts, and issues in the Confucian and Catholic traditions. By bringing these historical and constructive perspectives together, Confucianism and Catholicism: Reinvigorating the Dialogue seeks not only to understand better the past dialogue between these traditions, but also to renew the conversation between them today. The volume was published by University of Notre Dame Press in May 2020.

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