Talking about Christian Faith in Chinese Moral Language
A Comparative Study of Chinese Narrative Ethics from Teachers’ Desks and Preachers’ Pulpits in Beijing at the Beginning of the 21st Century
edition cathay, Vol. 76 (Sprache: EN)
2020; 612 pages
Every Sunday several million Chinese citizens flock to urban churches in the big cities of the People’s Republic of China. How do they conceive the meaning of Christian life when China, in search for new moral orientation, turns to ‘Chinese traditional values’ and ‘core socialist values’? Through comparison between the prevailing ‘moral language’ reflected in schoolbooks and descriptions of Christian life in sermons, this empirical study provides tangible insight into the changes which happen when Chinese morality meets the Christian Gospel.