Resources from Spring 2001
Is the Chinese Church Chinese Enough?
The Search for a More Chinese Theology
Is the Chinese church really just a Western church underneath, with its theology, hymnology, and ecclesiology borrowed from abroad? Is there a Chinese theology? Has Christianity taken a truly indigenous form in China today? Is the Chinese church Chinese enough?
Religion, Socialism, and Theological Construction
At first glance the theological debate occurring within China’s official church may appear to be primarily a matter of disagreement over doctrine. However, as with most everything in China, there is also a political side to be considered. It is important to understand this political angle in order to keep...
Theology Or Theologies?
How does the diversity of China's ethnic population affect the development of Chinese theology?
The Roots of Bishop K.H. Ting’s Theology
The 1930s up to the Cultural Revolution
The last year has seen the promotion by Bishop K. H. Ting (Ding Guangxin), former head of both the China Christian Council (CCC) and the Three Self Patriotic Movement (TSPM), of a campaign for “theological construction” that is “compatible with socialism.” To understand this current movement we look back at...
Into the Future
Ding’s Theology and China’s Church
Why one evangelical worker in China thinks the themes brought out in Bishop Ding's book Love Never Ends deserve serious consideration by those who are concerned about the state of Christianity in China.
“Cultural Christians” and Chinese Theology
Who are China's "Cultural Christians? Will they influence the theology of the Chinese church?