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Transcript of Confucianism
Confucianism was founded by Kung fu tzu "Confucius".
Confusianism originated in China and had about 3000 follwers.
Confucius was born in china in 551 BCE.
He was an influential chinese philosipher, teacher and political figure. He was known for his popular aphorism and for his models of social interaction.
He died in 479 BCE.
Confucius was regarded as a sage who deserved greater recognition. Today he is widely considered one of the most influential teachers in chinese history.
Symbols of Confucianism
Beliefs- 4 C's
: Follow the 5 virtues. Everyone is a child of heaven.
: Confucianism is deep in ritual methods of worship.
: Confucius had 72 disiples and 3000 followers when he died. He now has roughly 6 million followers.
5 Classics (Wu Jing) and 4 books (Shi Shu).
5 Classics dated before birth of confucius.
4 books are the Analects of Confucius; written after his death.
Confucianism by: Jason Carpio, Carter Webb, John Jones and Ronald Fortney
Confucianism is a system of philosophical and ethical teachings founded by Confucius and developed by Mencius.
Common Religious Practices
As respect of elders and ancestors is a chief concern of Confucianism.
Confucian practice includes ancestral tablets and shrines dedicated to deceased elders.
It is also a Confucian practice to show respect for one’s elders by visiting their graves at least once a year. The most important time to visit is during Tomb Sweeping Day.
Contemporary rituals often involve the burning of incense and kneeling and bowing before images of Confucius or other important ancestors and spirits. Offerings, such as cups of tea, are made and donations may also be made to the temple. Those worshiping at the temple will often make wishes for themselves and for others during such rituals.