Journals Higher Education



Published: 01 October 2013

376 Pages

6 x 9 inches

ISBN: 9780823255016

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Spirit, Qi, and the Multitude

A Comparative Theology for the Democracy of Creation

Hyo-Dong Lee

A Fordham University Press Publication

Comparative Theology: Thinking Across Traditions (FUP)

  • This is one of the few books that can offer us any realunderstanding of the concept of qi, which is central to Chinese cosmology and that of China's East Asian neighbors such as Japan and Korea.
  • Drawing on great erudition in Chinese, Korean, and modern Western philosophical sources, the author traces the history of the notion of qi up to its use, in about 1900, in the Korean revivalist movement Donghak ("Eastern learning"), which sought to counter Christian influences in Asian by a return to traditional modes of thinking.
  • The book concludes with a study in comparative theology that draws together traditional notions about qi and the philosophies of Alfred N. Whitehead and Gilles Deleuze.

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