This subject will discuss critically the contextualisation of Christianity in China. Historically and theologically acceptable definitions of contextualisation, accommodation, indigenisation and enculturation will be considered, together with key movements and figures involved in the contextualisation 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 emphasise 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
This subject is not available to students who have completed subject THL556 as it is a paired subject and shares similar content.
THL556 Paired Subject
The following table summarises the assessment tasks for the online offering of THL346 in Term 3 2020. Please note this is a guide only. Assessment tasks are regularly updated and can also differ to suit the mode of study (online or on campus).
The information contained in the CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: May 2021. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.