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Date of Award

1-5-1998

Document Type

Graduate Paper

Degree Name

Master of Arts in Theology

Department

School of Theology • Seminary

First Advisor

Allan Bouley OSB

Abstract

Inculturation has been a very crucial issue for the Church in China during the so-called Chinese Rites Controversy and it has seriously affected the development of the Chinese church in China even today. The purpose of this paper is to examine the possibilities of inculturation of Christianity in Chinese culture from a historical and cultural angle, to explore the historical evidence and the cultural heritage of the Chinese people so that one can draw lessons from the past and give perspectives for the future in terms of evangelization.

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