Recent Submissions

  • Remarks on Tuomo Mannermaa's interpretation of Martin Luther's lectures on Galatians

    Ruokanen, Mikka (Nordic Forum of Sino- Western Studies, 2020)
  • The limits of education and technology for ethical thinking

    Jenkins, David (Nordic Forum of Sino- Western Studies, 2020)
  • The Jesuits Andreas Kofler and Michael Boym at the court of the Yongli Emperor

    von Collani, Claudia (Nordic Forum of Sino- Western Studies, 2019)
  • Attempts to understand Scriptural reasoning

    Kuokkanen, Aleksi (Nordic Forum of Sino- Western Studies, 2019)
  • Scriptural reasoning : response to Professor David F. Ford and Professor You Bin

    Sakaranaho, Tuula (Nordic Forum of Sino- Western Studies, 2019)
  • The impact of Christian charity on Chinese society and the challenges in the future

    Zhu, Rachel Xiaohong (Nordic Forum of Sino- Western Studies, 2019)
  • On the religious management model in Chinese Theravada Buddhism

    Zheng, Xiaoyun (Nordic Forum of Sino- Western Studies, 2019)
  • El Antisemitismo en América Latina: Principales conceptos y tendencias históricas

    Kersffeld, Daniel (2020)
    According to historian and political analyst Robert Wistrich, anti-Semitism can be considered as the "oldest hatred". Thus, it is a multidimensional concept as well as a historical and global phenomenon: the nature of the rejection of the Jews does not change and, therefore, remains unchanged, although it can change the way it is expressed in various circumstances and joints. This essay proposes an interpretation of anti-Semitism developed in Latin America, assuming therefore that it maintains distinctive and particular characteristics compared to how it manifests itself in the United States and in European countries. With this objective, a historical and conceptual reading is carried out about the main characteristics of anti-Semitism in the region. In this way, several historical antecedents that occurred from the end of the 19th century onwards are highlighted, and those arguments linked, among others, with the Catholic religion, the conflictive situation in the Middle East, and Latin American migratory processes are explored.
  • Eine Einführung in das Religionsverständnis der zeitgenössischen chinesischen Religionswissenschaft

    Zheng, Jialu (Deutsche Vereinigung für ReligionswissenschaftZeitschrift für junge Religionswissenschaft, 2020-06-17)
    Die postkoloniale Religionswissenschaft fragt nach der wissenschaftlichen Definition des Begriffs »Religion«, während im Alltag ein konsensbasiertes Verständnis von Religion existiert. Der vorliegende Beitrag untersucht welche Auswirkung diese Sichtweisen auf die Religionswissenschaft in China hat. Er geht der Frage nach, inwiefern ein Phänomen wissenschaftlich als »religiös« definiert bzw. anerkannt werden kann. Dazu werden im Folgenden die Theorien von drei zeitgenössischen chinesischen Religionsforschenden – Zhuo Xinping, Lv Daji und Mu Zhongjian – vorgestellt. Alle drei Religionswissenschaftler/innen betonen den kulturellen Charakter und die soziale Bedeutung von Religion, anstatt, wie bisher üblich, Religion als Instrument der Politik oder als psychologisches Gift zu interpretieren: Zur Etablierung einer objektiven und neutralen Position in der Religionswissenschaft verwendet Zhuo Xinping vor allem die Methode »Xuanzhi« (Beobachten vor Beurteilen). Lv Daji interpretiert Religion als eigenständiges System kultureller Symbole, indem er die Marxistische Religionstheorie wieder aufgreift. Mu Zhongjian versucht, die Besonderheit der Religion(en) in China herauszuarbeiten. Im Zuge der Bemühungen der chinesischen Religionsforschenden wird Religion, so die in diesem Beitrag vertretende These, in der chinesischen Gesellschaft zunehmend als kulturelles Phänomen betrachtet.
  • Korean Pentecostalism and Shamanism:Developing Theological Self-understanding in a Land of Many Spirits

    Kim, Kirsteen (2017-05-24)
    The background to this article is the controversy caused in 1980s South Korea when some theologians accused Yonggi Cho’s Full Gospel theology of syncretizing “shamanism” with Christianity. In this article, I shall problematize the use of both “shamanism” and “Pentecostalism” in this controversy. Instead, I shall set the episode in the wider context of what might be called Korean traditional religion, which has an animistic cosmology. By pointing to an affinity between Korean Protestantism more generally and Korean traditional religion that goes back at least to the 1907 Korean Revival, I shall argue that the Pentecostal–Charismatic and the liberationist strands of Korean Protestantism together represent a developing understanding of what it means to do Christian theology in the context of animism – or in a land of many spirits.
  • The urban explosion of black majority churches : their origin, growth, distinctives and contribution to British Christianity

    Warner, Colin P.; Mashau, T.D.; 12958816 - Warner, Colin Peter (Supervisor); 10898328 - Mashau, Thinandavha Derrick (Supervisor); Adedibu, Babatunde Aderemi (2015-03-24)
    PhD (Missiology), North-West University, Potchefstroom Campus, in association with Greenwich School of Theology, UK, 2011
  • Developing Pastoral Missiology within the Ghanaian Pentecostal/Charismatic Context

    Lomotey, Vandyck (Digital Commons @ Fuller, 2020-05-01)
    The missio Dei denotes God as both the originator and source of mission. He is the one carrying out his mission in the world, and the church is called to participate in this mission. Therefore, both the identity and mission of the church are located in the missio Dei. Pastors and church leaders are called to lead and cultivate their congregations in pursuit of the missio Dei. This dissertation draws on an ecclesiology based on the missio Dei to argue for pastoral missiology—that is, an approach to ministry where pastors and church leaders inspire, equip, empower, and lead their congregations in fulfilling their missional callings both to their contexts and to the rest of the world. This dissertation takes a contextualized approach by critically analyzing the African traditional religious context, praxis of some Ghanaian Pentecostal/charismatic churches, and leadership within the Ghanaian cultural context. Two churches within Victory Bible Church International were used as case-study churches for an in-depth analysis. Integrating the thoughts and findings from the pastoral missiology model, contextual studies, and field research, a training model was developed to help raise and equip pastors who can lead their churches to embrace and live out their missional calling.
  • Challenges for Sustaining the Faith of Urban Chinese Young Adults

    Kwong, Fibian (Digital Commons @ Fuller, 2019-05-01)
    The rapid economic growth of China has brought many benefits and opportunities to Chinese young people because of urbanization. The central purpose of this research is to investigate the factors that sustain faith based on findings from the listeners’ responses to Trans World Radio (TWR) programming from 2012 to 2016 and participation in ministries among urban Chinese young adults in Hong Kong. The most important finding is that the ‘window’ of personal vignettes offered a glimpse into the young adults’ cries and spiritual hungers of satisfying relationships because they are often socially isolated. The leaders were challenged to engage in the adaptive work essential in their ministries to address the gaps in discipleship through an online and offline model. Online and offline relationship with peers and mentors is critical in their spiritual growth especially when these youth move toward incites with changing religious and political environment.
  • News Update on Religion and Church in China November 11, 2019 – April 18, 2020

    Wenzel-Teuber, Katharina; Friemann, Isabel; Hoster, Barbara; Streit, David (China-Zentrum e.V., 2020)
  • “Nosotras sembramos al voleo”. Una conversación con Sofía D’Andrea sobre el Tercer Encuentro Nacional de Mujeres (Mendoza, 1988) y el Grupo Ecuménico de Mujeres

    Alvarado, Mariana; Barón del Pópolo, Guillermo (2019)
    The following is an interview with Sofía D'Andrea, feminist pioneer in Mendoza, Argentina. She was a member, from 1986 to 1991, of the Grupo Ecuménico de Mujeres (Ecumenical Women's Group - GEM). As such, she was part of the organizing committee of the Tercer Encuentro Nacional de Mujeres (Third National Meeting of Women), which took place in the City of Mendoza, Argentina, in 1988. The aim of this interview is to track the tensions and the crossings between the feminist movement and the ecumenical movement. In that, some concerns arose about the Third National Meeting of Women. Could we place in those meetings an origin for the feminist movement in Mendoza? What has been the socio-historical-political knot that takes certain women, mothers, trade unionists, exiles, feminists and militants in the Encuentros? Who were the pioneers that we now name as historical? How were they organized? What were the alliances, tensions and distances that they went through? On the other hand, why do women had such a scarce presence in the Latin American Thought that the Alternativa Latinoamericana magazine wanted to express?
  • Brain Drain Social and Political Effects in Latin American Countries

    Lisdey Espinoza Pedraza (Fundación Universidad Autónoma de Colombia, 2013-07-01)
    La fuga de talentos es una parte integral del proceso de globalización y se presenta con un reto para países en procesos de modernización. Tradicionalmente, la fuga de talentos ha sido vista como un juego de suma cero que hace al rico más rico y al pobre más pobre. La globalización ha traído consigo una mayor demanda de capital altamente calificado, y aunque la fuga de talentos efectivamente trae consigo un sinnúmero de desventajas, estas pueden ser revertidas si se toman acciones concretas en los países emisores.

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