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Chinese Public Theology: Generational Shifts and Confucian Imagination in Chinese Christianity

Alexander Chow


It has been widely recognized that Christianity is the fastest growing religion in one of the last communist-run countries of the world: the People’s Republic of China. Yet it would be a mistake to describe Chinese Christianity as merely a clandestine faith or, as hoped by the Communist Party of China, a privatized religion. Alexander Chow argues that, since the end of the Cultural Revolution (1966–76), Christians in mainland China have been constructing a more intentional public theology to engage the Chinese state and society. Chinese Public Theology recalls the events which have led to this ... More

Keywords: Chinese Christianity, Confucianism, ecclesiology, generations, public religion, public theology, theosis, transcendence, Trinity

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Print publication date: 2018 Print ISBN-13: 9780198808695
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: February 2018 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780198808695.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Alexander Chow, author
Lecturer in Theology and World Christianity, University of Edinburgh

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