Pathways for Ecumenical and Interreligious Dialogue

Ecclesial Diversity in Chinese Christianity

Editors: Chow, Alexander, Law, Easten (Eds.)

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  • Advances a multi-disciplinary approach to the study of the Chinese Church
  • Examines Chinese Christianity from historical, sociological, cultural, and theological perspectives
  • Explores how Chinese churches negotiate their urban identities amidst the complexities of globalization
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This volume explores Chinese Christianity—or Chinese Christianities—in a variety of forms and expressions, including those from outside the geopolitical boundaries of mainland China. Advancing a multi-disciplinary approach to the study of Chinese churches, the essays collected here engage many historical, sociological, cultural, and theological contingencies. The collection includes historical discussions of the early-20th-century encounters of Protestant and Catholic missionaries in China and the rise of Christianity among Malaysian Chinese and British Chinese communities. Essays examine the thinking of K. H. Ting (or Ding Guangxun), often remembered for his leadership in the Three-Self Patriotic Movement in the 1980s–90s, by revisiting his earlier theology and approach to the Bible in the 1930s–50s. These retrospectives give way to contemporary explorations into how Chinese churches negotiate their urban identities amidst the complexities of globalization in Chengdu and Shanghai, as well as in Vancouver, Canada. Taken as a whole, this collection offers close examinations into various aspects of Chinese Christianity’s complex picture, helping readers to recognize the many shades and colors of the global Chinese Church. 


About the authors

Alexander Chow is Senior Lecturer in Theology and World Christianity in the School of Divinity, University of Edinburgh, UK, and Co-Director of the Centre for the Study of World Christianity.

Easten Law is Assistant Director for Academic Programs at Overseas Ministries Study Center (OMSC) at Princeton Theological Seminary, USA.

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“This work critically examines China’s Christian legacy both inside and out of China’s geopolitical margins by convening an impressive array of scholars and disciplines. Prodigiously researched and filled with nuanced insights, this volume brings into sharp focus the historical, theological, and cultural contrasts that emerged from and flowed into China’s diverse Christianities.”— Anthony E. Clark, Professor of Chinese History, Whitworth University
“Highlighted in a single volume is the heterogeneity of Chinese Christianity—as it is perceived and conceived by centers of power in London and the Vatican, as it morphs into distinct spaces in Shanghai, or as it reinvents itself as enclaves inMalaysia, Vancouver, and the UK. Anyone dissatisfied with old linear models will welcome this complex yet more authentic account of Chinese churches. Not to be missed are the magisterial introduction and the hopeful afterword.”— Sze-kar Wan, Professor of New Testament, Southern Methodist University

Table of contents (10 chapters)

Table of contents (10 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Ecclesial Diversity in Chinese Christianity
Editors
  • Alexander Chow
  • Easten Law
Series Title
Pathways for Ecumenical and Interreligious Dialogue
Copyright
2021
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-73069-7
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-73069-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-73068-0
Series ISSN
2634-6591
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XV, 224
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