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Ancestor Worshiping Beliefs in the Beliefs and Religion Life of Vietnamese People: Nature, Values, and Changes of it in the Current Period

Version 1 : Received: 21 August 2020 / Approved: 22 August 2020 / Online: 22 August 2020 (05:03:32 CEST)

How to cite: Trong Long, N.; Hong Van, V. Ancestor Worshiping Beliefs in the Beliefs and Religion Life of Vietnamese People: Nature, Values, and Changes of it in the Current Period. Preprints 2020, 2020080491 (doi: 10.20944/preprints202008.0491.v1). Trong Long, N.; Hong Van, V. Ancestor Worshiping Beliefs in the Beliefs and Religion Life of Vietnamese People: Nature, Values, and Changes of it in the Current Period. Preprints 2020, 2020080491 (doi: 10.20944/preprints202008.0491.v1).

Abstract

In all forms of folk beliefs, ancestor worship is a universal traditional belief form of the Vietnamese people. As a Vietnamese people, “everyone worships their ancestors, everyone worships their parents and grandparent”. Ancestor worship is a common belief in the whole country. It is a belief that expresses the deeply humanistic spirit of the Vietnamese people and has great values in human life. So, what is the nature of ancestor worship? What is the values of ancestor worship in life? And in the context of globalization, how has this the belief changed? This study focuses on analyzing the above contents, thereby highlighting the value of this belief in the spiritual life of Vietnamese people; to point out the positive and negative changes of this belief in the current period; from that, take the right measures to bring into play the positive and limit the negative side of those changes in the spiritual life of Vietnamese people.

Subject Areas

folk beliefs; ancestor worshiping belief; spiritual life; beliefs and religion life; Vietnamese people; Vietnam today

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