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Chinese Christianity in the Modern Era: A Webinar

Making Sense of the Present in Light of the Past

On Thursday, April 7, we will host our first webinar of the year, titled “Chinese Christianity in the Modern Era: Making Sense of the Present in Light of the Past.” The presenter will be Dr. Easten Law, Assistant Director for Academic Programs at the Overseas Ministries Study Center at Princeton Theological Seminary and a regular contributor to ChinaSource.

In this webinar, Dr. Law will provide a historical overview of the different threads running through Chinese Christianity’s modern development including themes of folk religiosity and healing, ethical living, familial belonging, and national salvation. What can these historical themes tell us about the church’s role amidst China’s current inward, nationalistic turn and how we should orient ourselves in response?

Knowing that many foreign workers are mourning the changes that have come about in China’s sociopolitical environment over the past decade, this presentation will also contain a pastoral undercurrent, affirming the reality that the Chinese church in all its forms has been, and will continue to be, in God’s hands.

The webinar will be held on Zoom on Thursday, April 7 at 1PM CDT. It is free to attend.

Dr. Law’s research focuses on lived theology, public life, and religious pluralism in contemporary China. He completed his PhD at Georgetown University, an MDiv at Wesley Theological Seminary, and an MA in Intercultural Studies at Wheaton College. He also taught in China for three years.

We hope you will join us for this free presentation.

Image credit: Joann Pittman
Joann Pittman

Joann Pittman

Joann Pittman is Vice President of Partnership and China Engagement and editor of ZGBriefs. Prior to joining ChinaSource, Joann spent 28 years working in China, as an English teacher, language student, program director, and cross-cultural trainer for organizations and businesses engaged in China. She has also taught Chinese at the University …View Full Bio

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