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The Oxford Handbook of Christianity in Asia

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Despite the ongoing global expansion of Christianity, there remains a lack of comprehensive scholarship on its development in Asia. This volume fills the gap by exploring the world of Asian Christianity and its manifold expressions, including worship, theology, spirituality, inter-religious relations, interventions in society, and mission. The contributors, from over twenty countries, deconstruct many of the widespread misconceptions and interpretations of Christianity in Asia. They analyze how the growth of ...
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Overview


Despite the ongoing global expansion of Christianity, there remains a lack of comprehensive scholarship on its development in Asia. This volume fills the gap by exploring the world of Asian Christianity and its manifold expressions, including worship, theology, spirituality, inter-religious relations, interventions in society, and mission. The contributors, from over twenty countries, deconstruct many of the widespread misconceptions and interpretations of Christianity in Asia. They analyze how the growth of Christian beliefs throughout the continent is linked with the socio-political and cultural processes of colonization, decolonization, modernization, democratization, identity construction of social groups, and various social movements. With a particular focus on inter-religious encounters and emerging theological and spiritual paradigms, the volume provides alternative frames for understanding the phenomenon of conversion and studies how the scriptures of other religious traditions are used in the practice of Christianity within Asia.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780199329069
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • Publication date: 6/24/2014
  • Series: Oxford Handbooks Series
  • Pages: 684
  • Product dimensions: 7.20 (w) x 9.80 (h) x 2.20 (d)

Meet the Author

Felix Wilfred is Emeritus Professor at the State University of Madras, and the Founder and Director of the Asian Centre for Cross-Cultural Studies. He was appointed the first professor to the newly endowed Chair of Indian Studies established at Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland, by the Indian Council of Cultural Relations (ICCR). He was also a member of the International Theological Commission, as well as Joseph visiting Professor at Boston College in 2001 and 2003.

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Table of Contents

Members of the Editorial Board and Contributors
General introduction

Part I: Mapping of Asian Christianity
1. Christianity in West Asia - H. Teule
2. South Asian Christianity in Context - Felix Wilfred
3. Christian Minorities on the Central Asian Silk Roads - Sebastien Peyrouse
4. On the Trail of Spices: Christianity in Southeast Asia - Georg Evers
5. Identity and Marginality - Christianity in East Asia - Edmond Tang

Part II: Cross Cultural Flows and Pan-Asian Movements of Asian Christianity
6. Asian Theological Trends - Michael Amaladoss
7. Scriptural Translations and Cross-textual Hermeneutics - Archie C. C. Lee
8. The Contributions of the Asian Ecumenical Movements to World Ecumenism - Aruna Gnanadason
9. Inter-Asia Mission and Global Missionary Movements from Asia - Sebastian Kim
10. Pentecostalism and Charismatic Movements in Asia - Allan Anderson
11. Forms of Asian Indigenous Christianities - Paul Joshua
12. Gender, Sexuality, and Christian Feminist Movements - Sharon A. Bong

Part III: Asian Christianities and the Social-Cultural Processes
13. Modernity and Change of Values: Asian Christian Negotiations and Resistance - Angela Wai Ching Wong
14. Caveats to Christianization: Colonialism, Nationalism and Christian - Julius Bautista
15. Socio-Political developments in the Middle-East and Their Impact on Christian - Ahmad Fauzi Abdul Hamid
16. Asian Christianity and Politics of Conversion - Rudi Heradia
17. Political Democratization and Asian Churches: The Case of Taiwan - Po Ho Huang
18. The Role of Christianity in Peace and Conflict in Asia - Liyanage Anthony Jude Lal Fernando
19. Christianity and the cause of Asian Women - Gemma Cruz
20. Education in Asia - Lun-Li
21. Christian Social Engagement in Asia - Felix Wilfred

Part IV: Asian Christianity in its Interaction with Asian Religious Traditions
22. Changing Paradigms of Asian Christian Attitude to Other Religions - Wesley Ariarajah
23. Jewish - Christian relationships in the West Asia - History, Major Issues, Challenges - David M. Neuhaus
24. Muslim Perceptions of Asian Christianity: A survey - Ataullah Siddiqui
25. The Multiverse of Hindu Engagement with Christianity - Ananta K. Giri
26. Christian Tradition in the Eyes of Asian Buddhists: The Case of Japan - Dennis Hirota
27. Encounter between Confucianism and Christianity - Jonatha Tan
28. Asian Christianity and Religious Conversion: Issues and Debates - Richard Fox Young
29. Asian Christian Art and Architecture - Gudrun Löwner

Part V: Some Future Trajectories of Asian Christianity
30. Christians in Asia Read Sacred Books of the East - George Gispert-Sauch
31. Multiple Religious Belonging or Complex Identity - An Asian Way - Bagus Laksana
32. Asian Christian Spirituality - Peter Phan C.
33. Asian Christian Forms of Worship and Music - Swee Hong
34. Revisiting Historiographies: New Directions - Daniel Pilario
35. Asian Christianity and Public Life -The Interplay - Felix Wilfred
36. Migration and New Cosmopolitanism in Asian Christianity - Mario Francisco
37. Western Christianity in the Light of Christianity in Asia: A Western Christian's Reflection - Francis Clooney

Statistics Tables
Bibliography
Index

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