Confucianism

Britney McGovern

Point of Origin

Confucianism originated in China.

How did Confucianism spread?

Confucianism was sprad by a philosopher named Confucius. He wanted to spread his philosophies and teachings with the world. Confuscius tried to spread his message but as he did he was kicked out of many countries. His message was still recognized though. It spread from East Asia and outward.

Where is Confucianism most influential today?

Confucianism is most influential today in China.

How many followers worldwide?

5 million

Monotheistic or Polytheistic?

Confucianism is actually considered a Pantheistic religion, this means they have unknown gods.

Who is there main diety?

The followers of Confucianism worship the teachings of Confucius.

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Who and when was this faith founded?

Confucianism was founded by Confucius during the 5th and 6th century BC.

What do the followers of Confuscianism call there holy books?

The Analects of Confucius, Meniscus, Doctrine of the mean, and The Great Learning.

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How is the religious leadership organized?

Their is a confucius leader who is a scholar official. If the scholar officials was a preist of Confucianism his true churh would be the government office and the village center.

Basic Beliefs of Confucianism

1. Humans are naturally good.

2. Education is strongly emphasized.

3. Being polite is very important.

4. Your ancestors should be worshipped as they help provide your guidence.

5. Yin and Yang represent opposite forces that keep balance and harmony in nature.

What sects of Confucianism developed over time?

During Confucianism's late antique period the Taoist movements developed which was the introduction to Buddhism. Then later on Buddhism came to China, and since then the Chinese intellectual world has not been the same.