International Journal of Sino-Western Studies (IJS) is a Chinese-English bilingual academic journal, which is published twice a year in June and December in Finland by Nordic Forum of Sino-Western Studies. It is published simultaneously in printed and electronic online versions.

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The Globethics.net library contains articles of the International Journal of Sino-Western Studies as of vol. 1(2011) to current.

Recent Submissions

  • A Report on the Workshop "Spiritual Humanism: Martin Luther and Confucianism"

    Huang, Paulos (Nordic Forum of Sino- Western Studies, 2019)
  • Extension of Innate Knowing and Christian Present in Faith: A Comparative Study of Wang Yangming's and Mannermaa's Ethical Theory

    FENG, Zilian (Nordic Forum of Sino- Western Studies, 2019)
    Article originally in Chinese Abstract in English
  • Reasonable Measurement and Motion: Numerical Order in the Soul and Music

    Bai, Junxiao (Nordic Forum of Sino- Western Studies, 2018)
  • The Names of God in the Hebrew Bible and the Absence of Names of God in the Armenian Bible

    Aleksanyan, Leyli (Nordic Forum of Sino- Western Studies, 2018)
    Dialogue 1on Russian Philosophy and Orthodox Research between Paulos Huang and Xu fenglin from Peking University Dialogue 2on Orthodoxy between Paulos Huang and Professor Zhang Baichun from Beijing Normal University.
  • “To Have” or “to Be”: Way of meaning and being

    Li, Yi (Nordic Forum of Sino- Western Studies, 2018)
    Contains abstract in Chinese
  • 民国时期基督教艺术的本土化 ———以陆鸿年作品为例

    Zhang, Yi (Nordic Forum of Sino- Western Studies, 2018)
    Contains abstract in English
  • The Meaning of Christianity in the Film and Novel “The Flowers of War”

    Hwang, Youngmee (Nordic Forum of Sino- Western Studies, 2018)
    Contains abstract in Chinese
  • 命运与使命,诗歌神学与诗歌的神学 : «岛子诗选»研究

    LIU, Guangyao (Nordic Forum of Sino- Western Studies, 2018)
    Contains abstract in English
  • 当代中国基督徒的诗歌创作

    Rong, Guangqi (Nordic Forum of Sino- Western Studies, 2018)
    Contemporary Chinese Christian Literature has bloomed.Some classify these works as“SpiritualLiterature”, aiming to stress the sacred part inhuman.Christian Poetry share some similarities in experiences and aesthetic with Non- Christian Poetry.Many Christian poets pursue “the standard of literature” in their poems.However, readers and critics tend to neglect themas “Religious Poetry”.In fact, “religion ”only serves as writing resources.It is non-literary to distain the literature that just based on religion.In terms of the standard of literature, some Christian poems are highly profound and complex in light of experiences and techniques.
  • The Korean Poet Yoon Dong Ju's Cross and its Image of Martin Luther

    Kim, Sung Sook (Nordic Forum of Sino- Western Studies, 2018)
    Contains abstract in Chinese
  • The Hidden Feminine Tradition of Trinity

    Fang, Weilin (Nordic Forum of Sino- Western Studies, 2018)
    Contains abstract in Chinese
  • 光何以美? ———论基督教教父释经学对«创世记»首章中光的美学阐释

    SONG, Xuhong (Nordic Forum of Sino- Western Studies, 2018)
    Contains abstract in English
  • A History of Ideas in Pioneering Contemporary Chinese Art as aHistory of Devotion

    Zha, Changping (Nordic Forum of Sino- Western Studies, 2018)
  • 明清之际随传教士入华的西文插图书籍及其在华影响

    Dong, Lihui (Nordic Forum of Sino- Western Studies, 2015)
    Contains abstract in English
  • 《圣经》的婚姻观与相关的伦理解析

    Pu, Rongjian (Nordic Forum of Sino- Western Studies, 2017)
    Based on monogamy accepted by both Judaism and Christianity, this paper first analyses its Biblical origin. Next it handles cases of polygamy,incest and adultery according to the Law o fMoses.Then regarding the concept of covenant and the symbolic meaning of marriage, it introduces distinct interpretations of Christianity and Judaism since the former believes the divine and human nature of Jesus Christ together with the church as his spiritual body. Meanwhile, it gives a critical comment on whether Catholic monasticism and forced celibacy for clergy is spiritually higher. Since the indwelling Holy Spirit in regenerated sinners has no impartiality for male or female, it concludes that Christianity raises the status of women in marriage.
  • 神爱与人爱:路德与多玛斯之间

    LAI, Pan-chiu (Nordic Forum of Sino- Western Studies, 2017)
    Based on Tuomo Mannermaa’s interpretation of Martin Luther’s position on the two kinds of love and an exposition of Thomas Aquinas’s doctrine of love,this article argues that in spite of the differences between Luther’s and St.Thomas’ positions on the relationship between divine love and human love, there are also significant common ground which may facilitate further ecumenical dialogue on the relevant issues.
  • Augustine’s Conception of Sexuality and Marriage: A Defense against Alignment of Human Merits on Continence

    GAO, Yuan (Nordic Forum of Sino- Western Studies, 2017)
    This paper presents a survey of Augustine’s views on sexuality and marriage,inquiring whether there is an alignment of human merits on the basis of their distance from sexuality. Attending to modern theologica ldiscussions, this paper argues that Augustine shifts the issue of lifestyles into the field of moral improvement ofpassions and stresses the gradual ascent of there newed passions as a realistic scenario of the aspired perfectionism in the City of God. In this sense, human virtuous lifestyles such as secular conjugal chastity,monastic asceticism and martyrdom are not human merits,but various improving gifts from God.
  • 从“友善交流座谈会”反思教会对同志的牧养与神学议题

    Wang, Dawei (Nordic Forum of Sino- Western Studies, 2017)
    Since 2011, social disturbance on the issue of LBGT in Taiwan never ceases. There have been many social movements to support the LGBT rights and interests, including gender equality education and same-sex marriage legislation indifferent situations.At the same time,the rebuttal forces a real so strong, including so-called “1130event”and the proposal of “Referendum for Family Protection”,which were mostly supported by the conservative Christian churches in Taiwan.This article will introduce theThird Way between LGBT and Church by hosting“Forum of Friendly Interflow”.This forum is a monthly event to exchange voices from various different directions and to encourage dialog between different parties since June 2015. Based on the experience of this forum, I will provide some remarks/suggestions for Chinese churches to develop public theology and pastoral theology for LGBT group.This approach may be also applied to other social disputes in the future.
  • 婚姻圣事中的性事:圣多玛斯的婚姻伦理

    Wang, Tao Anthony (Nordic Forum of Sino- Western Studies, 2017)
    Matrimony is one of the seven sacraments of the Catholic Church.The Theo-philosophic system of the Catholic doctor Angelicus St. Thomas Aquinas which was once authorized as the official thought of the Catholic Church also establishes the foundation of the Catholic ethics of marriage with respectto his account of matrimony.St.Thomas’s understanding of matrimony as the sacrament,especially of the maritals exuality,as the representative of the position of the sacred tradition, can respond to the new trends of contemporary society, particularly to the new situation of the secular society in China during her crucial transition period on the onehand, and meantime confronts multiple challenges on the other hand.
  • 关于俄罗斯哲学和东正教研究的两个对话

    Huang, Paulos; Xu, Fenglin; Zhang, Baichun (Nordic Forum of Sino- Western Studies, 2018)
    Contains abstract in English

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