Confucius and Jesus Christ lived 500 years apart and in two different sides of the World. At first sight one can argue that they didn’t have many things in common, however, at a deeper level multiple connections and links can be found between the two and the ideals of their legacies.
The book “Confucius for Christians” by Dr. Gregg A. Ten Elshof from Biola University, CA discusses this intriguing topic.
Following is a video interview with the author:
From the Bible:
“Forget about the wrong things people do to you, and do not try to get even. Love your neighbor as you love yourself.” Leviticus 19:18
From the Analects:
Zi gong (a disciple of Confucius) asked: “Is there any one word that could guide a person throughout life?”
The Master replied: “How about ‘shu’ [reciprocity]: never impose on others what you would not choose for yourself?” Confucius, Analects XV.24, tr. David Hinton
Do you think Confucianism and Christianity have points of commonality?
Let us know what you think in the comment section!