chapter  15
A bridge too far?
Comparative reflections on St. Paul and Confucius
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The paper was written around the time of the author being conferred the title of Honorary Fellow of the Comparative and International Education Society on May 1, 2011, at the Society's annual meeting in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. It was first presented at a special celebration dinner, hosted by Mr. Fang Jun, the Consul and Director for Education of the Chinese Consulate General in Toronto, following the conference on Education and Global Cultural Dialogue held on May 6, 2011, at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education. Given that an honorary fellowship is recognition of a life-long contribution in the areas of teaching, mentoring, scholarship, and service to the Comparative and International Education Society and the wider educational world, it naturally comes at a stage of life when one is facing retirement. Given that Christianity is the faith tradition in which was raised, begin with St. Paul. Born in the city of Tarsus in Asia Minor.