A Comparison between the Christian and Confucian Major Doctrines: a Survey



Many people wonder about the differences between Chinese people and the Westerners especially in their thinking patterns. As a matter of fact, the influence of Confucianism and Christianity has played a very important role in cultivating the people’s ideas. Although Christian doctrines share a lot of common cores with Confucian theories, a great many differences still exist particularly in beliefs, human nature and life. This paper is aimed to make a comparison between the two systems.
Key Words: Confucianism, Christianity, Jesus, Confucius, religion, cultural differences
Résumé: Beaucoup de gens s’intéressent aux différences du peuple chinois avec les Occidentaux, surtout en ce qui concerne leur modèle de penser. En effet, l’influence du confucianisme et du christianisme a joué un rôle très important dans la formation des idées du peuple. Malgré de nombreux noyaux communs entre eux, il existe quand même beaucoup de différences, notamment sur la foi, la nature humaine et la vie. L’article présent tente de faire une comparaison de ces deux systèmes.
Mots-Clés: confucianisme, christianisme, Jésus, Confucius, religion, différences culturelles

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.3968/j.css.1923669720070306.018


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