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Salvation and Modernity : Intellectuals and Faith in Contemporary China (Paperback)

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Salvation and Modernity presents an interpretation of the phenomenon of intellectual Christians in contemporary Chinese society, with special focus paid to Liu Xiaofeng, by exploring the main issues of faith, salvation, and the quest for a modern China. Author Fredrik FSllman investigates similar developments in earlier centuries by linking past and present forms of cultural Christian phenomenon, and the beliefs and ideas of Liu Xiaofeng and other scholars. Their focus on Christianity implies a criticism of traditional Chinese value systems, in particular Confucianism and Daoism. The introduction of Christian theology and values into Chinese academia is a way of creating greater understanding for Western culture. Many cultural Christians argue that this advanced understanding is a prerequisite for establishing a modern China. Issues of personal faith and identity are also central in respect to modernity as well as to individual and national salvation.

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Publisher Univ Pr of Amer
Mfg Part# 9780761840909
SKU 208894917
Format Paperback
ISBN10 0761840907
Release Date 8/11/2008
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Book Format Paperback
Number of Pages 0163
Publisher University Press of America
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