This subject will discuss critically the contextualization of Christianity in China. Historically and theologically acceptable definitions of contextualization, accommodation, indigenization and enculturation will be considered, together with key movements and figures involved in the contextualization of Christianity in China. Christian texts, music, art and literature will be examined from differing critical perspectives and interpretations. Within the broader history of Christianity in China, this subject will emphasize three key figures from the twentieth century: the theologian T. C. Chao; the activist Christian leader Y. T. Wu; and the church leader Bishop K. H. Ting. Other important figures will be introduced by way of comparison and contrast. Each figure will be closely examined based on his own writings in dialogue with the times. The emphasis throughout this subject is on social and intellectual history, and its interpretation for today.
School of Theology
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