ChinaSource Quarterlies

Contextualization and the Chinese Church

Vol. 20, No. 1


Articles in this Issue

Editorials

Contextualization—a Broader Perspective

From the guest editor's desk

CSQ Article

Advance and Retreat

Opportunities and Challenges of Han Mission Work among Ethnic Minorities
An “On the Ground” Perspective

A worker among ethnic minorities, Ella provides a brief summary of some advantages, challenges, and theological considerations she has experienced.

CSQ Article

A Pastoral Perspective on Contextualization

An Interview with Pastor "Peter"
An “On the Ground” Perspective

The guest editor interviews a pastor from eastern China on the topic of contextualization.

CSQ Article

Communicating the Gospel with Power among China’s Animistic Peoples

Cultural Contextualization in China

Roland defines animism, recognizes the anxieties of animistic peoples, and considers three areas of importance when applying the gospel to them.

CSQ Article

Traditional Culture’s Effect on China’s Younger Generations

Cultural Contextualization in China

The author looks at how Chinese youth today deal with filial piety and marriage as they feel both the tug of traditional cultural and the pull of other perceived “goods” in the larger complex, cultural environment of today’s China.

CSQ Article

Union with Christ and Contextualization in China

Theological Contextualization in China

Dr. Sun proposes that the theological concept of “union with Christ” has elements that intersect with Chinese culture and can aid in presenting the gospel.

CSQ Article

Might Christians and Confucians Actually Agree about Human Nature?

Theological Contextualization in China

For centuries, both Christianity and Confucianism have each sought to reconcile two families of ideas within their belief systems. The author suggests that these two ideologies may have a great deal in common.

Book Reviews

Invisible Planets

Further Reflections

Contextualization and worldview are partners. Chinese science fiction allows us to see Chinese worldviews that are often not easily observed in everyday life.

ChinaSource Perspective

Contextualization Mediates History and Meaning

Further Reflections

As Wendel Sun writes in this issue of ChinaSource Quarterly, most Christians serving cross-culturally have a strong desire to faithfully and meaningfully communicate the gospel. To accurately convey the truth of the gospel in terms that are understandable in the target culture, one needs a deep understanding both of Scripture and of the culture in […]

Resource Corner

Resources for Further Reading on Contextualization

Further Reflections

Suggestions for further reading about contextualization and the Chinese church.

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Jackson Wu

Jackson Wu

Jackson Wu (pseudonym) has a PhD in Applied Theology from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary, having earned an MDiv (Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary), MA (Philosophy, Texas A&M), and a BS (Applied Mathematics, Texas A&M). He has worked as a church planter and now teaches theology and missiology for Chinese pastors. In addition to his published …View Full Bio