Ancient Chinese Monotheistic ? Hebrew Roots From China?

In Pursuit of Happiness

Faith in the Creator God in Ancient China (Were the ancient Chinese Monotheistic ?)
| March 1,2008 | David Aikman

Posted on Sun 02 Mar 2008 11:31:57 AM PST by SeekAndFind

Two and a half centuries ago a stormy dispute surged through the Christian world about the nature of China’s culture. In Rome, the Catholic Church was deeply divided over the nature of Chinese culture. Did the ancient Chinese, long before they encountered Buddhism, Christianity, or Islam, have an understanding of God in a monotheistic sense as creator and sustainer of the universe? The Jesuits, who had an intellectually brilliant and profound impact on China in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, thought they did. So, two centuries later, did Rev. James Legge, translator of the Chinese classics into English and a deep admirer of Confucius. But in the eighteenth century, Dominican and Franciscan opponents of the Jesuits, who distrusted the…

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