Tag: Church Denominations

Blog Entries

Denomination Names in Chinese

What, you might be wondering, are the Chinese names for some of the various denominations and sects in China?

Blog Entries

Looking at the Questions beneath the Surface

Swirling beneath the surface discussion of denominations—how they are defined, their relationship to the indigenous Chinese church, and whether or not they are needed—are some core questions regarding the fundamental nature of Christian community.

Editorials

Let’s Be Honest about Denominationalism in China

The guest editor's perspective.

Lead Article

Denominationalism or Nondenominationalism?

Is There a Third Way?

The author looks at the history of denominationalism in China and discusses what being part of a denomination means.

Supporting Article

The Waning of a Pragmatic Cosmopolitanism

Western Denominations in the Views of Cheng Jingyi and Ni Tuosheng

Sun considers the differences between the views of Cheng and Ni regarding denominations in the first half of the twentieth century.

Supporting Article

The Influence of Denominations on Church Organizational Structure in China

The issues of theological stance and church governance that impact the decision of whether or not to be a part of a denomination are discussed.

ChinaSource Perspective

Questions Beneath the Surface

In this issue of ChinaSource Quarterly, husband and wife team, Li Ma and Jin Li, bring together valuable perspectives, primarily from mainland Chinese Christian thinkers, on the emergence of denominations within the contemporary Chinese church.

Supporting Article

Denominationalism—A Double-edged Sword

The author alerts us to the dangers that denominationalism can bring, especially with a new generation of educated, urban Christians who desire to pursue godliness.