After imperialism : Christian identity in China and the global evangelical movement / edited by Richard R. Cook and David W. Pao.
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- ISBN: 9780718840730
- ISBN: 0718840739
- ISBN: 0718892577
- ISBN: 9780718892579
- Physical Description: 1 online resource (xvii, 237 pages)
- Publisher: Cambridge, U.K. : Lutterworth Press, 2012, ©2011.
|Bibliography, etc. Note:|| Includes bibliographical references.
|Formatted Contents Note:|| Front cover ; Contents; Contributors; Acknowledgments; Introduction; Abbreviations; 1. Modern Evangelicalism and Global Christian Identity; What is an Evangelical?; The Rise of the Modern Evangelical Movement; Western Missions, Other Cultures, and the Challenge of Contextualizing Evangelicalism; The Chinese Situation; Where Do We Gofrom Here?; 2. Missions, Cultural Imperialism, and the Development of the Chinese Church; Missions andImperialism, 1807-1911; Missions and Culture, 1911-1949; Gospel and Social Change, 1950s-Present; On Contextual Theologies, 1980s-Present.
3. Overcoming Missions GuiltIntroduction; Context in China:The Arrival of Protestant Missions; Robert Morrison: The First Protestant Missionary; Liang Fa: The First Ordained Chinese Minister; The 1840 Opium War; Conclusion; 4. Chinese Evangelicals and Social Concerns; 5. The Old Testament in Its Cultural Context; Introduction; Non-Contextual Exegesis and Its Results; In the Academy; In the Church; Dangers Posed by Agenda-Driven Contextual Study; Contextual Criticism; Literary (Textual) Environment; Material Cultural (Archaeological) Environment; Geographic Environment; Conclusion.
6. "Holy War" and the Universal GodHoly War in the Old Testament; The Five Phases of Holy War; Reflecting on the Ethics of Holy War; 7. "Holy War" and the Universal God; "Holy War" and Modern Missionary Movements; Conquest Narratives in the New Testament; Conquest, Power, and Subversion; God and His Word as the Ultimate Warrior; Theological and Political Imperialism; Writing from the Margin; Prophetic Self-Critique; Beyond "the Colonized" and "the Colonizers""; 8. The Group and the Individual in Salvation; 9. Boundaries in "In-Christ Identity"; Introduction; Galatians 2: Freedom in Christ.
Christology and SoteriologyBoundaries in "In-Christ Identity"; Romans 14:1-15:13: Christ as the Same Lord; Christology and Soteriology; Boundaries in "In-Christ Identity"; 1 Corinthians 8-10: Christ as One Lord; Christology and Soteriology; Boundaries in "In-Christ Identity"; Conclusions; 10. "Who Am I?"; 11. Chinese Contextual Theology; Introduction; Listening from the Past ; Jewish Diaspora in Pre-Modern China: Community in Kaifeng; Jesuits in Pre-Modern China; Islam in Pre-Modern China; A Preliminary Comment; The Bible and Cultural Identity; Hermeneutical Methodology.
The Bible as Divine Discourse and Propositional TruthCulture as Works and Worlds of Meaning; Sapientia as the World of Wisdom; Christology as the Basis of Triangulation; Conclusion; 12. Forging Evangelical Identity; Portraying the Global Context; Caught in the Middle; Back to the Basics for Evangelical Identity; Theological Education for the Church; An Integrated Model for the Global Context; Restoring Piety in the Loss of Inwardness; Theological Education with a Missional Orientation; A Prophetic Critique of Culture; Back cover.
|Summary:|| This collection of essays is committed to the belief that evangelicalism continues to have the historical assets and intellectual (hermeneutical and theological) tools able to contribute to the global church.