After Imperialism: Christian Identity in China and the Global Evangelical Movement (2012)

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After Imperialism: Christian Identity in China and the Global Evangelical Movement (2012)

Editors: Cook, Richard R. Pao, David W.
ISBN: 978 0 7188 4073 0
Format: Electronic book text
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List price(s): 19.50 GBP
Publication date: 26 April 2012

Short description

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.

Full description

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. Evangelicalism possesses assets with explanatory power to address significant theological and cultural issues arising out of the churches in the Global South. Evangelical approaches to contextualization and biblical studies can produce valuable fruit. Therefore in May 2008 over a dozen evangelical scholars (Chinese and Western) from the United States, Hong Kong and Taiwan, came together to address issues of Christian and evangelical identity. The Inter-Cultural Theological Conversation was titled Beyond Our Past: Bible, Cultural Identity, and the Global Evangelical Movement. This collection of papers from the conference demonstrates the value of the careful balancing of judicious appropriation of the social sciences and thorough biblical inquiry. Questions of evangelical identity in China and around the world are addressed from the disciplines of history, biblical studies, and systematic theology/contextualization.

Table of contents

Contributors
Acknowledgments
Introduction - Richard R. Cook and David W. Pao
Abbreviations
1 Modern Evangelicalism and Global Christian Identity: Promise and Peril as Seen through the Eyes of a North American Church Historian - Douglas A. Sweeney
2 Missions, Cultural Imperialism, and the Development of the Chinese Church - Ka Lun Leung
3 Overcoming Missions Guilt: Robert Morrison, Liang Fa, and the Opium Wars - Richard R. Cook
4 Chinese Evangelicals and Social Concerns: A Historical and Comparative Review - Kevin Xiyi Yao
5 The Old Testament in Its Cultural Context: Implications of Contextual Criticism for Chinese and North American Christian Identity - K. Lawson Younger Jr.
6 Holy War and the Universal God: Reading the Old Testament Holy War Texts in a Biblical-Theological and Postcolonial Setting - Tremper Longman III
7 Holy War and the Universal God: Reading the New Testament Conquest Accounts in a Postcolonial Setting - David W. Pao
8 The Group and the Individual in Salvation: The Witness of Paul - Frank Thielman
9 Boundaries in In-Christ Identity : Paul's View on Table Fellowship and Its Implications for Ethnic Identities - Maureen W. Yeung
10 Who Am I? Theology and Identity for Children of the Dragon - Robert J. Priest
11 Chinese Contextual Theology: A Possible Reconstruction? - David Y. T. Lee
12 Forging Evangelical Identity: Integration of Models of Theological Education in the Global Context - Carver T. Yu

Biography

Richard R. Cook, Associate Professor of Mission History and Global Christianity at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, Deerfield, Illinois. David W. Pao, Professor of New Testament and Chair of the New Testament Department at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, Deerfield, Illinois

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