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Contextual Theology:: The Last Frontier

Wilbert R. Shenk

in The Changing Face of Christianity: Africa, the West, and the World

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
October 2005
ISBN:
9780195177282
eISBN:
9780199835812
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195177282.003.0010
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

In this chapter, Shenk shows how the postcolonial climate growing immediately before and after World War II prompted new self-criticism and theological reflection among western missionaries and among ... More


Heavenly Way and Humanly Doings: A Consideration of Chinese Man's Body Management During the Late Imperial Period

PING-CHEN HSIUNG

in Sacred Rights: The Case for Contraception and Abortion in World Religions

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195160017
eISBN:
9780199849611
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195160017.003.0010
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This chapter intends to show contrasting convictions and practices of male reproductive behavior in imperial China that will fend off over-generalization based on the modern thesis about men's sexual ... More


Christian Encounters with Chinese Culture

Philip L. Wickeri

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9789888208388
eISBN:
9789888313259
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888208388.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

Christian Encounters with Chinese Culture: Essays on Anglican and Episcopal History in China focuses on a church tradition that was never very large in China, but one that has had considerable social ... More


La China Poblana: Catarina de San Juan (ca. 1607–1688)—Hagiography and the Inquisition

Catarina De San Jaun

in Neither Saints Nor Sinners: Writing the Lives of Women in Spanish America

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195157239
eISBN:
9780199849680
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195157239.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This chapter looks at the subject of a hagiographic biography, Catarina de San Juan. Her case reveals more about post-Tridentine guidelines on sanctity and their textual representation. Although ... More


The Sinister Way: The Divine and the Demonic in Chinese Religious Culture

Richard von Glahn

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520234086
eISBN:
9780520928770
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520234086.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

The most striking feature of Wutong, the preeminent God of Wealth in late imperial China, was the deity's diabolical character. Wutong was perceived not as a heroic figure or paragon of noble ... More


Borrowed Gods

Eric Reinders

in Borrowed Gods and Foreign Bodies: Christian Missionaries Imagine Chinese Religion

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520241718
eISBN:
9780520931084
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520241718.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This chapter focuses on the Great Missionary Exhibition of 1909 in England titled “Africa and the East”. The exhibition was a huge undertaking which served to populate and furnish China in the ... More


Missions in Chinese History

Eric Reinders

in Borrowed Gods and Foreign Bodies: Christian Missionaries Imagine Chinese Religion

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520241718
eISBN:
9780520931084
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520241718.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This chapter considers some of the legacy of Western awareness of China prior to 1807. It summarizes the political and cultural developments as they affected Protestant missions and describes the ... More


Metaphors of Mindlessness

Eric Reinders

in Borrowed Gods and Foreign Bodies: Christian Missionaries Imagine Chinese Religion

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520241718
eISBN:
9780520931084
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520241718.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This chapter shows how Chinese people were represented by Western missionaries as mindless and “body-ful”. It explains that this attitude of missionaries toward the foreign mind appears in various ... More


Obeisance and Dis-obeisiance

Eric Reinders

in Borrowed Gods and Foreign Bodies: Christian Missionaries Imagine Chinese Religion

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520241718
eISBN:
9780520931084
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520241718.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This chapter explores the rigid refusal to bow in China. It describes this dis-obeisance as a constitutive part of Victorian Protestant identity and analyzes the reasons why deep obeisance was so ... More


Blessed Are the Meat-Eaters

Eric Reinders

in Borrowed Gods and Foreign Bodies: Christian Missionaries Imagine Chinese Religion

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520241718
eISBN:
9780520931084
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520241718.003.0010
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This chapter focuses on the efforts of missionaries to promote meat-eating in China. It explains that Buddhists in China have traditionally held that not eating meat is a religious meritorious form ... More


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