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date: 24 October 2020

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This chapter introduces contextualization in the Hong Kong Sheng Kung Hui (Anglican Church) and its significance for Hong Kong and Macau and for the Anglican communion. We seek to be heuristic and probing, not definitive or comprehensive. After a description of the Hong Kong context and a brief survey of the history of the church, the chapter considers some key areas of concern: the contextualization of theology and liturgy and the decision to compile a new Book of Common Prayer, the church’s mission in social welfare and education; work in the Macau Missionary Area; and deepening relationships with the church in mainland China. The contextualization of Anglicanism in Hong Kong and Macau, may be seen as an issue of ‘identity-in-community’, which means that we need to learn to embrace not exclude one another in life together. As ‘Hongkongese’ Christians living together in a globalized metropolis, we need to affirm both the multiplicity and the hybridity of our identities.

Keywords: Anglican, Sheng Kung Hui, Hong Kong, contextualization, mission, education, social welfare, church, Macau

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