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Reading Christian Scriptures in China
By Chloe Starr

Reading Christian Scriptures in China

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Reading Christian Scriptures in China by Chloe Starr

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This volume sets out to examine how Christian scriptures have been read within a Chinese reading tradition, and to assess what questions such readings pose for both theologians and Chinese studies specialists. The absence to date of publications on the topic, and the scattered nature of such research and of scholars in the field makes this an important contribution to debate. The volume gathers essays from Biblical studies experts together with theologians and Chinese text scholars to discuss the interdisciplinary questions raised. Essays from mainland, Taiwanese and diasporic Chinese scholars ensure that a range of opinions (including those reflecting fault lines between 'academic' and 'confessional' positions) are presented.Within the four sections of the volume, several papers discuss and correct the current lineage of historical readings, while others study the historical impact of the Bible in Chinese society. Four essays give contextual or cross-cultural readings, with a focus on individual exegetes, mainly from the early twentieth century. The power of performance is raised in two essays, one comparative paper on Christian and Buddhist scriptures from the Qing dynasty and one on the singing of psalms in modern day Taiwan and Macao. Moral questions preoccupy others, including the challenges that early Chinese converts found in Biblical laws or Christian guidance on concubinage, and extrincisist readings of the "Sermon on the Mount".

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780567032928
ISBN-10: 0567032922
Format: Hardback
(234mm x 156mm x 23mm)
Pages: 240
Imprint: T.& T.Clark Ltd
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Publish Date: 6-Mar-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Chloe Starr

Dr Chloe Starr is Associate Director of the Centre for the Study of Christianity in Oxford (UK) and a Departmental Lecturer in Classical Chinese in the Oriental Institute, University of Oxford, UK.

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