Resources by Easten Law

Easten Law is a PhD student in theological and religious studies at Georgetown University in Washington, DC.  His research examines the dynamics of religious pluralism and public theology in Chinese society.

Jul 14

Christianity and China’s “Religious Ecology”

by Easten Law

In China, the study of religion as an academic discipline has been gaining momentum in recent years. Centers and institutes for the study of religion have been established at numerous top-tier Chinese universities. As research on religion in China grows, indigenous theories regarding the role of religion in Chinese society and culture are also being constructed and debated. One theoretical framework of note is the “religious ecology” model.

Jul 15, 2014

Humility and History: Addressing the Unspoken

by Easten Law

Anyone who has worked in China for even a short period of time has likely been warned about bringing up sensitive topics, especially political issues and certain historical events. There is great wisdom in avoiding these topics. After all, many of our initial perceptions of difficult history and current events are sure to be biased by our own media and education. It is better to observe, listen, and critically evaluate what we think we know with intentionality and in relationship. Our perceptions must be reworked in light of the real experiences of China's people.

Jan 12, 2015

The Changing Face of Urban Mission

Encouraging Dialogue between East and West

by Easten Law

In recent months I have been delighted by the exposure Chinese Church Voices has provided to indigenous perspectives on faith and mission.  The simple blog provides an important window for non-Chinese speakers into questions Chinese Christians are raising.  In turn, it provides those of us in the West with an opportunity for greater dialogue and understanding.

Sep 4, 2015

Working out a Chinese Public Theology

Three Preliminary Guidelines, Part 2

by Easten Law

From the series Working out a Chinese Public Theology

The second of two blogs that suggest and discuss three guidelines for developing a public theology for China today. 

Sep 2, 2015

Working out a Chinese Public Theology

Three Preliminary Guidelines

by Easten Law

The first of two blogs that suggest and discuss three guidelines for developing a public theology for China today.