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Rectifying God's NameLiu Zhi's Confucian Translation of Monotheism and Islamic Law$
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James D. Frankel

Print publication date: 2011

Print ISBN-13: 9780824834746

Published to Hawaii Scholarship Online: November 2016

DOI: 10.21313/hawaii/9780824834746.001.0001

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(p.180) Chapter 7 Conclusion
Rectifying God's Name

James D. Frankel

University of Hawai'i Press

This concluding chapter traces the origin of the theological terminology and sophisticated metaphysical arguments discussed in Chapter 5, including the neologisms coined by Liu Zhi and his colleagues to name Allah in Chinese. It shows that one of the difficulties experienced by Chinese Muslim scholars is to simultaneously maintain fidelity to their Islamic faith while avoiding Confucian charges of heterodoxy. The chapter emphasizes how the Han Kitāb scholars, and Liu Zhi in particular, were influenced by the literature of earlier apologetic translators of Abrahamic monotheism in China and how they retraced some of their steps while avoiding some of their more obvious missteps, all in the context of the ongoing, syncretic dialectic of Chinese civilization.

Keywords:   neologisms, theological terminology, metaphysical arguments, Confucianism, Islam, Han Kitāb scholars, Chinese Muslim scholars, Liu Zhi, syncretism

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