Articles by G. Wright Doyle
G. Wright Doyle is the director of China Institute (www.reachingchineseworldwide.org) and Global China Center (www.globalchinacenter.org), the editor of Biographical Dictionary of Chinese Christianity (www.bdcconline.net), and co-editor of Studies in Chinese Christianity, published by Wipf and Stock. For more on effective ministry among Chinese, see Reaching Chinese Worldwide, by G. Wright Doyle.
A Chinese Christian Critique of Confucianism
Chang provides a Christian understanding of the nature of Confucianism, its classics and the basic teachings of Confucius. This is followed by a critique of Confucianism from a biblical standpoint using classical theological categories (God, creation, man, sin and salvation and eschatology) to frame his comments. He also discusses a...
Changing China, Changing Roles, Unchanging Commission
Foreigners in China Today
The changes in China are both positive and negative, and they require us to rethink the kinds of foreign Christians who are still needed in that country. Some kinds of foreigners are not needed while there is a great need for another kind—those who exemplify biblical values and priorities in...
China's New Confucianism
Politics and Everyday Life in a Changing Society
Daniel A. Bell, China's New Confucianism: Politics and Everyday Life in a Changing Society. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2008. ISBN 978-0-691-13690-5; hardcover; 340 pages, including two appendices, notes, and bibliography. Reviewed by G. Wright Doyle
An Interview with Fenggang Yang
Professor Fenggang Yang provides insightful answers to questions about Confucianism. His comments address topics such as the groups of people among whom Confucianism is growing, the influence of New Confucianists from overseas on Chinese society and thought, and concrete signs that Confucianism is growing in China.
How Should Chinese Urban Churches Organize Themselves?
Over the past sixty years, the Protestant church in China has grown exponentially. Most of this increase has taken place in what are often called house churches. Many of these congregations meet in large buildings and are still called house churches. Therefore, the debate of whether it is better to...
Is Christianity a "Chinese" Religion?
Dr. Doyle brings a fresh perspective to the question of whether or not Christianity is a Chinese religion. Going beyond the traditional view, he approaches the question from many different directions providing compelling evidence that Christianity in China is Chinese.
Practical Advice for Chinese Relationships
Encountering the Chinese: A Guide for Americans by Hu Wenzhong and Cornelius L. Grove. Reviewed by Sarah Doyle and G. Wright Doyle
The Christian Faith in Chinese Culture
A Book Review
Confucius, the Buddha, and Christ by Ralph R. Covell and Confronting Confucian Understandings of the Christian Doctrine of Salvation: A Systematic Theological Analysis of the Basic Problems in the Confucian-Christian Dialogue by Paulos Huang Reviewed by G. Wright Doyle Covell traces the history of the gospel in...