The origins of Christianity in China seem to go back to the first centuries CE, but it is very difficult to establish an exact date or even a period, since much depends on the interpretation of the relatively few sources (literary, archaeological, iconographic) at our disposal. A rather Ramelli, I
The development of contemporary Chinese religion has its own social background. A typical characteristic of it is co-existence with globalization. The present development and future possibilities of religious existence in China should be based on the corresponding relationship with Chinese society, specifically in the contextualization of global engagement. Many people hope and believe that religion can play a very positive role(s) in contemporary China, in line with its global connection. Alhough certain problems still remain, the theme of understanding religion has a very special role within the context of the Chinese effort of constructing a harmonious society.
RETURNING TO CHINA: BIBLICAL INTERPRETATION IN POSTCOLONIAL HONG KONG* ARCHIE C.C. LEE Department of Religion, The Chinese University of Hong Kong Introduction: From a British Colony to the SAR of China Surely it was a historical moment when, on the last day of June 1997, the Union Jack was
[German Version] In China today traditional methods of mission are restricted by government policy. Religious activities are confined to designated places of worship. Public evangelistic events or large-scale social apostolate, such as schools or hospitals, are not allowed. In both Protestant and
[German Version] I. General – II. History and Civilization – III. History of Religion – IV. Chinese Religions and Missiology – V. Christianity Over the centuries, China has integrated a wide variety of cultures, including influences from far distant lands. It has not always included all the
[German Version] (CIM), was founded by J.H. Taylor in 1865. Its goal initially was not to build churches or reform society, but to spread the Christian message of grace and salvation to rescue Chinese heathens from damnation. Missionaries were not guaranteed any salary. They were to seek God's will
[German Version] is the name of a missionary society founded in 1947 by Ji Zhiwen (Dr. Andrew Gih, 1901–1985). The ECF left China upon the founding of the People's Republic of China in 1949, but was able to return during the 1980s. The headquarters is in Monteray Park, California. Its director is