Is the Church merely a Western institution? Where does Christianity fit in with Chinese identity? Does Chinese Evangelism detract from Chinese culture? This collection of essays addresses Christian Evangelism within a historical context to China's diverse character, and explores prejudices and reactions to the evangelical movement throughout China. The contributors of this volume are 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.
The Editors: 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.
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