The Search for God in Chinese Culture and Contemporary China

Kai-man KWAN, Si-yi HAN

Abstract



The current era is both exciting and confusing. A lot of changes are going on in China. There are both crises and opportunities. In this essay, I want to introduce many exciting recent developments of contemporary Christianity in China. All the developments show that the Chinese church is already taking deeper and deeper roots in China, and there are a lot of opportunities for the church to participate in culture and society. Many Chinese, both common people and intellectuals, have a renewed appreciation of the strength and relevance of the Christian faith, and many others are crying out for something that can satisfy their spiritual longing. Yes, indeed many people are searching for God, or perhaps it is God Himself who has been actively searching for the Chinese since very early times.
Key words: Christianity, Chinese culture, contemporary China
Résumé: L'époque actuelle est à la fois passionnant et déroutant. De nombreuses changements sont en cours en Chine. Il existe en même temps des crises et des opportunités. Dans cet essai, je tiens à présenter le récent développement excitant du Christianisme contemporain en Chine. Tous les développements montrent que l’église chinoise s’est déjà enracinée de plus en plus profondément en Chine, et il y a beaucoup de opportunités pour l'église de participer à la culture et la société. Beaucoup de chinois, le populaire et les intellectuels, ont une appréciation rénovatrice de la force et la pertinence de la foi Chrétienne, et beaucoup d'autres ont cruellement besoin de quelque chose qui peut satisfaire leur désirs spirituels. Oui, en effet, de nombreuses personnes sont à la recherche de Dieu, ou peut-être c'est Dieu lui-même qui cherchait activement pour les Chinois depuis très longtemps.
Mots-Clés: Christianisme, Culture chinoise, la Chine contemporaine

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.3968%2Fj.css.1923669720080403.004

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