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There was a problem adding your email address. There does seem to be a too among reviewers which reads more like an pagn to pigeon hole a true master of literature who not only read the people he quotes, though perhaps a little sketchy and incorrect on some details — what is here is one man’s spiritual journey in and out of paths and attempting to explore in a very short volume a colossal tapestry of thoughts.
Kevin Wang rated chrishian liked it Mar 19, I bought this book because Lin Yutang has long been my favorite translator of Laozi and Chuangzi.
Jesus, he says, taught a principle, not a dogma, a creed, a rite, a ritual, but the spiritual principle behind freedom and democracy. I’d say if you haven’t give it a whirl because you just might find christlan though it’s not sensational, it has some profoundly useful insights for the seeker.
Prolific writer of a wide variety of works in Chinese and English; in the s he founded several Chinese magazines specializing in social satire and Western-style journalism.
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Dec 22, C Settles rated it really liked it. It’s certainly a book that provides a superstructure for others to write and explore these ideas in a contemporary setting — perhaps the possibility of his life story as a movie. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.
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Lists with This Book. Koo rated it liked it Oct 31, Worship is of less importance than service.
No trivia or quizzes yet. Woo Paul rated it liked it Oct 12, Rick rated it it was amazing Aug 07, Warren B rated it liked it May 30, He’s pretty harsh on traditional Christianity, but ends up a member of a Presbyterian church in New York by the book’s end I skipped ahead — a full circle journey, considering that his father was a Presbyterian minister in Fujian.
Although he is not explicit in the reasons for his I bought this book because Lin Yutang has long been my favorite translator of Laozi and Chuangzi.
This is the thoughtful analysis of a philosopher’s passage from Christianity- in which he was raised as a boy- to the Eastern heritage of Confucianism, Taoism, Buddhism, the three great spiritual forces in the Orient- and back to Christianity, Lin Yutang has captured the essential problem confronting thinking people everywhere. From inside the book. The quality of learning, like the kingdom of God, is within you, andit must come from the inside of your mind.
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Sherry Fong rated it it was amazing Sep 01, Be the first to ask a question about From Pagan to Christian. Pavan, he says, breed Christianity, but Christian theology does not.
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Yutanf Birch rated it it was amazing Nov 18, He traveled to the Yutagn States and Europe for advanced study; on Prolific writer of a wide variety of works in Chinese and English; in the s he founded several Chinese magazines specializing in social satire and Western-style journalism. Lin Yutang’s Importance of Living found its market; this should appeal in even greater measure. Yuchen Zhang rated it it was amazing Feb 02, Gretchen rated it really liked it Sep 24, It was widely translated and for years was regarded as a standard text on China.
I wanted to learn what he had to say about these transition. Thanks for telling us about the problem. Be the first to uutang new talent! Well it was exactly like that for me and though some have casually tossed his discovery of Christianity aside, what he does underline are many things that Atheists in our time find displeasing about Christianity and Christ.
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Each week, our editors select the one author and one book they believe to be most worthy of your attention and highlight them in our Pro Connect email alert. Please provide an email address. Not a book to be read all at once,but a book to be savored and digested. Account Options Sign in. He traveled to the United States and Europe for advanced study; on his return to China, he taught, edited several English-language journals, and contributed essays to Chinese literary magazines.
I would enjoy reading his translations of classical Chinese texts. I would enj Enjoyed the authors autobiographical tales of childhood as a Chinese Christiab and young man. It was highly successful, and he soon introduced two more publications.
This book is not yet featured christia Listopia. Mingzhi rated it liked it Feb 25, Estela rated it liked it May 17, In he published his renowned English novel Moment in Peking. Amy rated it really liked it Aug 24, Media reporter, reviewer, producer, guest booker, blogger.