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Chinese TheologyText and Context$
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Chloë Starr

Print publication date: 2016

Print ISBN-13: 9780300204216

Published to Yale Scholarship Online: May 2017

DOI: 10.12987/yale/9780300204216.001.0001

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Introduction

Introduction

Chapter:
(p.1) Introduction
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Chinese Theology
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Chloë Starr

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Yale University Press
DOI:10.12987/yale/9780300204216.003.0001

A mirror called theology has been given to us to reflect the image of God implanted in those of us Christians who are also heirs to Chinese civilization.

—C. S. Song1

In an ideal world, this volume might have two separate introductions, like those children’s books with multiple narrative threads where you can choose your own beginning and ending: one for theologians, and one for readers interested in Chinese literature. Word counts and press deadlines join with the argument of the book to insist on the less amusing but perhaps more radical task of integrating the two. If this causes any dissonance, the tension only reflects something of that which Chinese theologians have faced as they tried to write of and conceive of a Christian God in a language in which the concepts did not readily exist and in literary forms that bore little relation to those in which they themselves had inherited the gospel....

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