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China, Christianity, and the question of culture

Author: Huilin Yang
Publisher: Waco : Baylor University Press, [2014]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Although the reputation of European and American missionaries to China has been in low repute in China itself for a long time, a different, far more generous accounting of the work of Western missionaries has begun to appear in the scholarship of Chinese cultural and intellectual historians. This book represents this recent turn and reminds us that missionaries accomplished intellectual as well as religious work of  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Huilin Yang
ISBN: 9781481300179 1481300172 9781481300186 1481300180
OCLC Number: 855909759
Description: x, 264 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Language and missionary universities in China --
Three questions in the dialogue between Buddhism and Christianity --
Inculturation or contextualization: interpretation of Christianity in the context of Chinese culture --
"Ethicized" Chinese-language Christianity and the meaning of Christian ethics --
The contemporary significance of theological ethics: the true problems elicited by Auschwitz and the Cultural Revolution --
The value of theology in humanities: possible approaches to Sino-Christian theology --
The potential value of contemporary theology for literary theories --
Six problem domains in Western Marxists' theory on religion --
To reverse our premise with the perverse core: a response to Žižek's "theology" in Chinese context --
From "difference" to "the other": a theological reading of Heidegger and Derrida --
James Legge: between literature and religion --
The possibilities and values of "scriptural reasoning" between China and the West --
Scriptural reasoning and the hermeneutical circle --
The Chinese Union Version of the Bible and its hermeneutical analysis.
Responsibility: Yang Huilin.

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"Yang Huilin is a major new thinker on the meaning of language, translation, and Christian theology after postmodernity. His words will re-orient future discussions of religious language and meaning, Read more...

 
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