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Adoption of Christian Anthropology by Chinese Intellectuals  

Cao Jian

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Mar 2021
In their search for justification in a scriptural text, both Christian and non-Christian Chinese intellectuals in the modern era found the Old Testament a rich and promising source at times ... More

The Afterlife in the Bible and Popular Culture  

Greg Garrett

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Dec 2020
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Dec 2020
This article explores beliefs about the afterlife and how they are informed by religious and cultural narratives. If the Bible contains little definite information about Heaven, Hell, and ... More

Animal Studies, Feminism, and Biblical Interpretation  

Ken Stone

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Dec 2020
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Nov 2020
What can animal studies contribute to feminist biblical interpretation? This essay explores this question by calling attention to the role of feminist and gender analysis in contemporary ... More

Apocalypse and Video Games  

Rachel Wagner

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Dec 2020
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Dec 2020
Though it might seem surprising at first, video games can work a lot like apocalypses. Both offer imaginary visits to otherworldly spaces that were designed to offer metaphysical comfort. ... More

Apocryphal Acts of the Apostles  

Jennifer Eyl

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Nov 2019
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Oct 2019
The chapter examines the feminization of elite pagan men in Apocryphal Acts of Andrew. It argues that the ancient author constructs ascetic Christianity as the ideal realization of ... More

The Basset-Su Chinese new Testament  

Song Gang

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Mar 2021
This essay examines the first Chinese New Testament translated by the missionary of the Paris Foreign Missions Society (M.E.P.) Jean Basset (1662–1707) in collaboration with Confucian ... More

Bathsheba in Contemporary Romance Novels  

Sara M. Koenig

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Dec 2020
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Nov 2020
The biblical texts about Bathsheba have notorious gaps, even by the laconic standards of Hebrew narrative. Post-biblical receptions of the story flesh out the terse chapters of 2 Samuel ... More

The Bible and Anti‐Semitism  

Tobias Nicklas

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Jan 2011
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May 2011
This article examines the misuse of biblical texts in order to underpin the ideology of an ‘Aryan’ or ‘German Christendom’. Seen against the backdrop of anti-Semitic ideologies, it asks to ... More

The Bible and Calligraphy in China  

Jeremiah Zhu Shuai

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Mar 2021
In China, calligraphy has become an important element of Christian art and Christian localization in the proclamation of the gospel. This essay surveys the history and characteristics of ... More

The Bible and Chinese Church Music  

Sun Chenhui

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Mar 2021
Christianity came to China four times since the Tang dynasty, bringing with it the gospel of Jesus Christ with various biblical texts, interpretations, hymns, and songs. This essay surveys ... More

The Bible and Chinese Minority Cultures  

Shi Hengtan

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Mar 2021
Ethnic minorities mainly live in border areas, especially in the southwest of China. These ethnic minorities do not have “advanced” cultures and do not adhere to their cultural values ... More

The Bible and Christian Poetry in Modern China  

Guangqi Rong and Zhaohui Bao

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Mar 2021
With the arrival of Christianity and the translation of the Bible in China, Chinese culture and society have experienced tremendous transformation. On the one hand, the Chinese Bible, ... More

The Bible and Daoist Writings  

Archie C. C. Lee

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Mar 2021
The Bible has taken various journeys all over the world and has come into engagement with religious writings outside of Christianity. In the process of translation of the Bible into other ... More

The Bible and Ethics in Chinese Society  

Bernard K. Wong and Song Jun

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Mar 2021
Confucianism, the dominant ideology of Chinese culture, exerts significant influence on how Chinese Christians read the Bible for ethics. Confucian pragmatism and emphasis on ethics causes ... More

The Bible and Human Rights from a Feminist Perspective  

Carole R. Fontaine

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Dec 2020
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Nov 2020
This essay explores the socially restrictive traditions that cause scriptural groups to reject the idea of universal rights and equal access to economic, social and cultural rights. This ... More

The Bible and Iconography  

Albert C. Labriola

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Jan 2011
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May 2011
In line with its Greek etymology, ‘iconography’ refers to all forms of visual images, including any material means of artistic representation. Religious iconography typically refers to ... More

The Bible and Iconography in China  

Nicolas Standaert

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Mar 2021
This essay discusses the link between Bible and iconography in China (seventeenth–eighteenth centuries) in three steps: first it sketches the background of the use of images in the Jesuit ... More

The Bible and Missionary Novels In Chinese  

John T. P. Lai

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Mar 2021
While foreign missionaries to China spared no effort in translating and disseminating the Bible, they recognized the fact that the Holy Scripture, with all its cultural and theological ... More

The Bible and Popular Christianity in Modern China  

Joseph Tse-Hei Lee and Christie Chui-Shan Chow

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Mar 2021
This essay investigates the influential role that the Bible played in the sphere of Chinese popular Christianity. It explores the widespread use of the Bible among the lay populace who were ... More

The Bible and the Public Square in China  

Philip P. Chia

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Mar 2021
This essay examines the Bible as it manifested in the public square in China, both before and after 1949 as the communist power ruled New China. It looks at: (1) the context and controversy ... More

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