Christian Encounters with Chinese Culture: Essays on by Philip L. Wickeri PDF

By Philip L. Wickeri

ISBN-10: 9888208381

ISBN-13: 9789888208388

Written through a workforce of across the world well-known students, Christian Encounters with chinese language tradition makes a speciality of a church culture that hasn't ever been very huge in China yet that has had enormous social and spiritual effect. subject matters of the ebook comprise questions of church, society and schooling, the Prayer booklet in chinese language, parish histories, and theology. Taken jointly, the 9 chapters and the advent provide a finished overview of the Anglican event in China and its missionary background.

Historical issues diversity from macro to micro degrees, starting with an introductory review of the Anglican and Episcopal culture in China. subject matters contain how the church turned embedded in chinese language social and cultural lifestyles, the numerous methods women's contributions to schooling outfitted the rules for robust parishes, and Bishop R. O. Hall's attentiveness to tradition for the lifetime of the church in Hong Kong. chapters discover how broader old topics performed out on the parish level—St. Peter's Church in Shanghai through the conflict opposed to Japan and St. Mary's Church in Hong Kong in the course of its first 3 a long time. Chapters taking a look at the chinese language Prayer ebook convey an leading edge theological point of view to the dialogue, specially how the lack to supply a unmarried prayer ebook affected the improvement of the chinese language church. eventually, the strain among theological concept and chinese language tradition within the paintings of Francis C. M. Wei and T. C. Chao is examined.

Philip L. Wickeri is consultant to the archbishop on theological and historic stories, professor of the background of Christianity at Ming Hua Theological collage, and archivist for the Hong Kong Sheng Kung Hui.

"This is without doubt one of the best books on Christianity and chinese language tradition to have emerged lately. Philip Wickeri has performed the almost-impossible, and assembled a great, world-class staff of students to jot down on Anglican and Episcopal background in China, with essays concentrating on schooling, liturgy, ministry, ecclesiology and theology. this can be a well timed, very important book—and one who will re-shape the best way we comprehend where of Anglican and Episcopal church buildings some time past, current and future."—Martyn Percy, dean of Christ Church, Oxford, UK

"This pioneering learn presents new wisdom of neighborhood parishes, translation of liturgy, in addition to project and theology of Chung Hua Sheng Kung Hui. accomplished in scope and unique in utilizing new assets, it's going to stimulate new scholarship within the learn of Christianity in China."—Kwok Pui-lan, writer of chinese language girls and Christianity, 1860–1927

"The essays integrated during this vital quantity provide a refreshingly lifelike photograph of the Christian missionary firm and its interplay with chinese language tradition and society. The individuals current new angles of interpretation, with extra educated and nuanced bills of the complexities and contradictions that formed the come across of 1 specific strand of Western Christianity and chinese language tradition in the course of a turbulent century of change."—R. G. Tiedemann, professor of chinese language heritage, Shandong college, China

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