Religion in Chinese Garment

By Karl Ludwig Reichelt

Written by a leading authority on Chinese Buddhism, this book provides an unparalleled insight into Chinese religious life before the onset of communism.

ISBN: 9780227172346


Dr. Reichelt was known in missionary circles as the West’s greatest interpreter of Chinese Buddhism. For years Buddhist priests lived with him in the Mission at Tao Feng Shan, Hong Kong where he got to know them intimately.

The author’s study is based on his extensive experience and depth of knowledge of Buddhism. He also extends his scope to include Confucianism, Taoism and Chinese Islam as well as the indigenous religions of animism and ancestor worship.

Dr. Reichelt meditated deeply on the prologue to the Fourth Gospel and was a firm believer in the conception of the Logos Spermatikos. Hence his sympathetic, though critical treatment of these religions which even to this day are still relatively unknown in the West.

Additional information

Dimensions 216 × 140 mm
Pages 180

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About the Author

Dr. Karl Reichelt of Oslo, who died in 1952, was the greatest non-Buddhist authority on Chinese Buddhism and in 1922 founded the Christian Mission to Buddhists.


Translator’s Preface

I. Animism and Its Philosophic Background
II. Confucianism
III. The Cult of Ancestors
VI. Taoism
V. Chinese Buddhism
VI. Chinese Mohammedanism
VII. The Various Sects in China

Index of Subjects
Index of Names and Places
Index of Sacred Writings