The Religion, Scriptures, and Spirituality series describes the beliefs, religious practices, and the spiritual and moral commitments of the world's great religious traditions. It also describes a religion's way of understanding scripture, identifies its outstanding thinkers, and discusses its attitude and relationship to society.
Finishing this book was a chore. If I hadn't already committed I would have quit.
Taoism is very interesting and Confucius really had a great impact on the family structure and operations of the Asian culture and the modern effects can be seen to day through there work habits and educational standards.
Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?
Yes. But only for those with some Chinese history background.
Would you recommend Confucianism and Taoism to your friends? Why or why not?
Good starting point to understand the interaction of these religions
Which scene was your favorite?
Not applicable. The discussion of early Taoism is fascinating.
Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?
No. The material is way to deep and thought provoking for one sitting.
Any additional comments?
A good starting place to understand the original and progression of both religions. You should know a fair amount about Chinese history to appreciate this book although some superficial comparisons to Western religions and philosophies are included.
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