The Oxford Handbook of Christianity in Asia

Hardcover | July 8, 2014

EditorFelix Wilfred

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This Handbook explores the world of Asian Christianity and its manifold expressions, including worship, theology, spirituality, inter-religious relations, interventions in society, and mission. The volume's contributors' deconstruct many of the widespread misconceptions and interpretations ofChristianity in Asia. The essays analyze how the spread of Christianity in Asia 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 oninter-religious encounters and the theological and spiritual paradigms emerging in the continent, the volume provides alternative frames for understanding the phenomenon of conversion and shows how the scriptures of other religious traditions are used in the practice of Christianity in Asia.The Oxford Handbook of Christianity in Asia draws insightful conclusions on the historical, contemporary, and future trajectory of its subject by combining the contributions of scholars in a wide variety of disciplines, including theology, sociology, history, political science, and culturalstudies.

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This Handbook explores the world of Asian Christianity and its manifold expressions, including worship, theology, spirituality, inter-religious relations, interventions in society, and mission. The volume's contributors' deconstruct many of the widespread misconceptions and interpretations ofChristianity in Asia. The essays analyze how...

Felix Wilfred is Emeritus Professor at the State University of Madras, and the Founder and Director of the Asian Centre for Cross-Cultural Studies.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:656 pages, 9.75 × 6.75 × 0.98 inPublished:July 8, 2014Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Members of the Editorial Board and ContributorsGeneral IntroductionPart I: Mapping of Asian Christianity1. H. Teule: Christianity in West Asia2. Felix Wilfred: South Asian Christianity in Context3. Sebastien Peyrouse: Christian Minorities on the Central Asian Silk Roads4. Georg Evers: On the Trail of Spices: Christianity in Southeast Asia5. Edmond Tang: Identity and Marginality - Christianity in East AsiaPart II: Cross Cultural Flows and Pan-Asian Movements of Asian Christianity6. Michael Amaladoss: Asian Theological Trends7. Archie C. C. Lee: Scriptural Translations and Cross-textual Hermeneutics8. Aruna Gnanadason: The Contributions of the Asian Ecumenical Movements to World Ecumenism9. Sebastian Kim: Inter-Asia Mission and Global Missionary Movements from Asia10. Allan Anderson: Pentecostalism and Charismatic Movements in Asia11. Paul Joshua: Forms of Asian Indigenous Christianities12. Sharon A. Bong: Gender, Sexuality, and Christian Feminist MovementsPart III: Asian Christianities and the Social-Cultural Processes13. Angela Wai Ching Wong: Modernity and Change of Values: Asian Christian Negotiations and Resistance14. Julius Bautista: Caveats to Christianization: Colonialism, Nationalism and Christian15. Ahmad Fauzi Abdul Hamid: Socio-Political developments in the Middle-East and Their Impact on Christian16. Rudi Heradia: Asian Christianity and Politics of Conversion17. Po Ho Huang: Political Democratization and Asian Churches: The Case of Taiwan18. Liyanage Anthony Jude Lal Fernando: The Role of Christianity in Peace and Conflict in Asia19. Gemma Cruz: Christianity and the cause of Asian Women20. Lun-Li: Education in Asia21. Felix Wilfred: Christian Social Engagement in AsiaPart IV: Asian Christianity in its Interaction with Asian Religious Traditions22. Wesley Ariarajah: Changing Paradigms of Asian Christian Attitude to Other Religions23. DAvid M. Neuhaus: Jewish - Christian relationships in the West Asia - History, Major Issues, Challenges24. Ataullah Siddiqui: Muslim Perceptions of Asian Christianity: A survey25. Ananta K. Giri: The Multiverse of Hindu Engagement with Christianity26. Dennis Hirota: Christian Tradition in the Eyes of Asian Buddhists: The Case of Japan27. Jonatha Tan: Encounter between Confucianism and Christianity28. Richard Fox Young: Asian Christianity and Religious Conversion: Issues and Debates29. Gudrun Lewner: Asian Christian Art and ArchitecturePart V: Some Future Trajectories of Asian Christianity30. George Gispert-Sauch: Christians in Asia Read Sacred Books of the East31. Bagus Laksana: Multiple Religious Belonging or Complex Identity - An Asian Way32. Peter Phan C.: Asian Christian Spirituality33. Swee Hong: Asian Christian Forms of Worship and Music34. Daniel Pilario: Revisiting Historiographies: New Directions35. Felix Wilfred: Asian Christianity and Public Life -The Interplay36. Mario Francisco: Migration and New Cosmopolitanism in Asian Christianity37. Francis Clooney: Western Christianity in the Light of Christianity in Asia: A Western Christian's ReflectionStatistics TablesBibliographyIndex