REL133_Wk4_Confucianism_Christopher_Delacruz

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1 Confucianism Christopher Dela Cruz REL/133 09/08/2016 Ray Bitar
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2 Confucianism In this paper I will summarize Confucianism. There are three main points that will be discussed. I will be covering the five great relationships, how an Ideal person is supposed to act and the role of Confucianism in Chinese culture and society today. What are the Five Great Relationships? According to (Molloy, 2012), “The Five Great Relationships signify that each person must live up to his or her social role and social status. This has been called the rectification of names”. The five relationships of Confucianism are father and son, elder brother and younger brother, husband and wife, older friend and younger friend, and ruler and subject. Confucius saw these relationships as the building blocks of a civilized society. The family is the center and foundation of any society. The father-son relationship was based on love and nurture from the father and reverence and care in old age from the son. An elder brother should be gentle with his younger brothers and set a good precedence. Younger
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