All Under Heaven

Transforming Paradigms in Confucian-Christian Dialogue

By John H. Berthrong

Subjects: Chinese Religion And Philosophy
Series: SUNY series in Chinese Philosophy and Culture
Paperback : 9780791418581, 273 pages, March 1994
Hardcover : 9780791418574, 273 pages, April 1994

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Table of contents



1. All under Heaven: Transforming Paradigms in Confucian-Christian Dialogue

2. Religious Pluralism and the Theological Situation

3. The Religious Dimension of Confucianism

4. Mou Tsung-san's Defense of Confucian Religiosity and Tu Wei-ming's Appeal to Fiduciary Community

5. Process Theology and Dual Transcendence

6. Dual Citizenship: Syncretism Revisited

Appendix: Trends in the Interpretation of Confucian Religiosity


Chinese Glossary




This book is a study of comparative philosophy and theology. The themes are the critical issues arising from the modern interpretation of Confucian doctrine as they confront the Christian beliefs of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.

John H. Berthrong is Associate Dean for Academic and Administrative Affairs and Director of the Institute for Dialogue among Religious Traditions at Boston University's School of Theology.


"It is a fascinating and important contribution to Neo-Confucian studies and to the dialogue of Confucianism with Christian theology. The attention to the religious aspects of Confucianism is especially important. " — Mary Evelyn Tucker, Bucknell University

"Putting dialogue within the context of process theology contributes to a theological understanding of the process of dialogue and the limits of theology in dealing with a plurality of religious views. " — Rodney L. Taylor, University of Colorado, Boulder