Yearbook of Chinese Theology 2016


Editor: Paulos Z. Huang
The Yearbook of Chinese Theology is an international, ecumenical and fully peer-reviewed annual that covers Chinese Christianity in the areas of Biblical Studies, Church History, Systematic Theology, Practical Theology, and Comparative Religions. It offers genuine Chinese theological research previously unavailable in English, by top scholars in the study of Christianity in China.

The 2016 volume highlights the five sub-disciplines of theology. Wang Wei-fan’s evangelical theology and Christian ecumenism and its internal contradiction is studied from a systematic theological viewpoint. Additionally, a theology of soul and body is proposed as an approach of sinicization of Christianity. Civil Christian and political identity are also studied in the relation to the sinicization of Christianity in China. The belief logic and social actions of the “Kingdom-Got sect” and the origin of “A New Treatise on Aids to Administration” have been explored from the historical perspective. The meditations of the Three-Self Church by K. H. Ting from a socio-religious perspective, and the missionaries’ resolution of the term question in The Chinese Recorder have been studied in their relations to the Bible. There are comparative studies on the unreconciled religious diversity in the dialogue of civilizations and the different views about truth in Christianity and Confucianism. The academic report analyzes the eventful year of 2010 in the Catholic Church in China. This volume offers genuine Chinese theological research, which was previously unavailable in English, by top scholars in the study of Christianity in China.

Contributors include: Juhong Ai, Jianming Chen and Tao Xiao, Xiaojuan Cheng, Xiangping Li, Gong Liang, Jianbo Huang, Paulos Huang, Meixiu Wang, Philip L. Wickeri, Kevin Xiyi Yao, Jie Zhao, Weichi Zhou.

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Paulos Z. Huang, Ph.D: (1996, U of Helsinki) & Th.D: (2006 U of Helsinki), Post-Doctor (2000 U of Tokyo). Foreign Expert at School of Philosophy, Beijing Normal University. Adjunct Professor at the University of Helsinki, Chief Editor of International Journal of Sino-Western Studies, and Guest Professor in over ten universities in China. Author of Confronting Confucian Understandings of Christian Doctrine of Salvation (2009, Brill), co-editor of Christianity and Chinese Chulture (2010, Eerdmans), author of many Chinese academic monographies focusing on Christianity, Chinese Daoism/Confucianism, and dialogue between Christianity and Chinese culture.

Editorial for the Yearbook of Chinese Theology: A Theology of Soul and Body as an Approach for Sinicization of Christianity
Paulos Huang
List of Tables
List of Contributors

Part 1 Systematic Theology and Chinese Humanities

Wang Wei-fan ‘s Evangelical Theology: Its Significance for the Church in China Today
Kevin Xiyi Yao
Christian Ecumenism and Its Internal Contradiction in the Perspective of History
Jianming Chen, Tao Xiao

Part 2 Practical Theology in Chinese Context

Civil Christian and the Sinicization of Christianity in China
Xiangping Li
The Politics of Identity —Identity Research on Dai Christians in Sipsongpanna
Juhong Ai

Part 3 Church History in China

“Absurd” Actions and “Reasonable” Faith: The belief logic and social actions of the “Kingdom-Got sect”
Jianbo Huang
The Origin of “A New Treatise on Aids to Administration” (资政新篇)
Weichi Zhou, Translated by Dr. Zhao Lu

Part 4 Biblical and Scriptural Studies

Socio-religious Perspective on the Bible: The Meditations about the Three-Self Church by K. H. Ting
Gong Liang
The Missionaries’ Resolution of the Term Question in The Chinese Recorder
Xiaojuan Cheng

Part 5 Comparative Religious and Cultural Studies

The “Hedgehog and the Fox” Reconsidered: Unreconciled Religious Diversity in the Dialogue of Civilizations
Philip L. Wickeri
An Examination of Different Views about Truth in Christianity and Confucianism by Reviewing Different Duties of Paul and Mencius
Jie Zhao

Part 6 A Review and Academic Report
An Eventful Year of 2010 for the Catholic Church in China
Meixiu Wang, Translated by Cyril J. Law, Jr,

The Yearbook aims at scholars in Theology, Inter-religious Dialogue, Religious Studies, Philosophy, Sinology, and Sociology of Religion in the international scholarly world, including China.