Global Missiology English, Vol 1, No 1 (2003)

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Jesus Christ for the Chinese: A Contextual Reflection

Enoch Wan

Abstract


The final article in a series, we examine three factors (i.e. historical reality, geographic proximity and cultural identity) that caused the traditional Chinese’s perception of Christianity being “Jesus Christ from the West.” A Sino-Christology is proposed which includes a method of “relational theologizing”, a definition of salvation as reconciled relationship vertically with God and horizontally with fellow man, and an application of Chinese values (i.e. honor and shame).


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