From the writings of Jingjing, a monk in the eighth century, to essays from contemporary church leaders and academics, Chinese theology offers distinct perspectives within the world church on matters from sin and salvation to Confucian-Christian practice and Marxist materialism.
Chloë Starr draws together the writings of Chinese theologians for an English-speaking audience, providing a much-needed resource for scholars and general readers. This anthology, based on He Guanghu and Daniel H. N. Yeung’s Sino-Christian Theology Reader (漢語神學讀本), presents an extensive selection of ecclesial and scholarly theological writings from mainland China and provides explanatory context of the historical and theological background for each pre-modern and early twentieth-century text, along with brief biographies of the authors.
Ecumenical in scope, A Reader in Chinese Theology brings God to new light through a variety of sources: early Church of the East texts; Roman Catholic writings from the Ming and Qing; singular Taiping treatises; twentieth-century Protestant writings across the church spectrum; and an assortment of academic essays showcasing "Sino-Christian theology" from the Reform Era (1978–).
This pathbreaking reader provides English readers a rare window into the world of Chinese theology from the eighth century to the present. Comprehensive in scope, the reader covers many subjects, such as the indigenization of Christianity in China, Confucian-Christian dialogue, Christianity and socialism, Christian mission, and the construction of Sino-Christian theology. It is indispensable for anyone interested in the present and future development of Chinese Christianity.~Kwok Pui-lan, Dean’s Professor of Systematic Theology, Candler School of Theology, Emory University
A rich collection and wonderful translation of the representative writings in Chinese Theology, this book by Chloe Starr not only connects traditional China and the contemporary world, non-religious universities and church-based seminaries, academic studies and faith testimonies, but also encourages the mutual reflection and interpretation between China and the West.~Yang Huilin, Distinguished Professor and Vice-Chair of the University Academic Council, Renmin University of China