Tag: Theology

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Webinar Recording: Christian Theology in a Chinese Idiom

The recording of our recent lecture is now available along with additional resources.

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When Your Friends Speak Another Language

A New Resource from China Academic Consortium

An Exploration of Christian Theology by Dr. Don Thorsen has been translated into Chinese and is now available.

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Theology in a Chinese Idiom

A Webinar on Reshaping the Conversation

Join us for a discussion of theology as an "idiomatic activity," expressing Christian thought in ways that are natural to a cultural native, looking specifically at key cultural material in Confucianism, Daoism, and Buddhism.

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A Dictionary for Learning Theological Chinese

Mandarin students spend years learning the basics of daily language and only scratch the surface when it comes to spiritual and theological vocabulary. Here's a resource to help.

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3 Questions: Migration and Public Theology in China

A conversation with sociologist and author Li Ma.

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“One Gospel for All Nations”

A Book Review

Jackson Wu does not write about contextualization so much as he answers the question, “Practically, how do we contextualize the gospel?” 

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I Was Wrong

A Retraction of My Criticism of Chloë Starr’s Chinese Theology

A second look at Chinese Theology, an apology, and a way forward.

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Chinese Theology: Text and Context

A Book Review

Most books on Chinese Christianity try to trace its history, focusing on key people, events, and movements. While Chloë Starr does not neglect these, she highlights something that most historians neglect: the theology that arose from different contexts expressed the thought and struggles of influential leaders, and shaped the ways that Christians responded to their situation.

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Western vs. Chinese Theology

In the “Teaching across Cultures” class I took last month with Dr. Craig Ott, he had us read The Geography of Thought: How Asians and Westerners Think Differently . . . and Why by Richard Nisbett. The crux of the book’s argument is that Westerners and Asians think differently because of their different ancient roots. 

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10 Questions on Contextualization

Earlier this week we posted a ChinaSource Conversations podcast in which I talked with Jackson Wu, author of Saving God’s Face and Sam Chan, author of Preaching as the Word of God about the issue of contextualization in gospel presentations. In the course of the conversation I asked them ten questions.