Meaning and Controversy Within Chinese Ancestor Religion

Intro -- Preface -- Acknowledgments -- Contents -- Chapter 1: Introduction: Are Ancestors a Problem? -- Chapter 2: The Hermeneutic Challenge of Ancestor- Related Practices -- Introduction -- Conceptual Issues -- Hermeneutics -- Why Hermeneutics? -- Ad hoc or Implicit Hermeneutics -- Nicolas Standaer...

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Main Author: Batairwa Kubuya, Paulin (Author)
Format: Electronic Book
Language:English
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Published: Cham Palgrave Macmillan US 2018
Series/Journal:Asian Christianity in the Diaspora Ser
Online Access: Volltext (Aggregator)
Parallel Edition:Print version: Batairwa Kubuya, Paulin: Meaning and Controversy Within Chinese Ancestor Religion. - Cham : Palgrave Macmillan US,c2018. - 9783319705231
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Summary:Intro -- Preface -- Acknowledgments -- Contents -- Chapter 1: Introduction: Are Ancestors a Problem? -- Chapter 2: The Hermeneutic Challenge of Ancestor- Related Practices -- Introduction -- Conceptual Issues -- Hermeneutics -- Why Hermeneutics? -- Ad hoc or Implicit Hermeneutics -- Nicolas Standaert's Hermeneutics of Cultural Encounters -- Ancestors -- Plural Naming of the Celebrated Remembrance of the Dead -- Ancestor Rites -- Ancestor Ritual -- Ancestor Worship: Ancestor Cult or Ancestor Veneration? -- Traditional Religion? Why Not Ancestor Religion … -- Built-In Structure of Ancestor Rites -- Three Interpretative Ingredients -- Interpretation of Ancestor Rituals and Tradition -- Interpretation and Power -- Salvation/Wholeness/Integrity -- Conclusion -- Chapter 3: The Conflict of Interpretation of Chinese Ancestor Rites -- Introduction -- Stages of Encounter between Christianity and Chinese Culture -- Early Chinese Christianity and the Problem of Ancestor Rites -- Ancestor Rites in the Stories of Christian Visitors to the Yuan Dynasty -- Matteo Ricci's Perception and Appraisal of Ancestor Rites -- Information Related to Ancestor Rites -- The Methodological Ground of Ricci's Appraisal of Ancestor Rites -- Concluding Summary of Ricci's Appraisal of Ancestor Rites -- Ancestor Rites: One of the Points of the Chinese Rites Controversy -- Sinology and the Quest for the Meaning of Chinese Ancestor Rites -- An Interpretation in View of Mission -- Ancestor Rites: An Attraction for Human Sciences -- A Practical Answer to a Theoretical Problem -- The Methodological Contribution -- The Protestants' Assessment of and Responses to Ancestor Rites -- Power Relations and the Appraisal of Ancestor Rites -- Political and Institutional Power Relations -- Conceptual and Ideological Conditioning
Rites Controversy: An Illustration of Power Relations in Interpretation -- Conclusion -- Chapter 4: "Our" Perspective: The Indigenous Explanation of Ancestor Rites -- Introduction -- Church- or Christian-Related Native Responses -- Chinese Catholic Converts' Contribution to the Rites Controversy -- The Sacrifices Were Not Religious -- A Lexicology -- Apologetics -- The Historical Impact of Chinese Converts' Writings -- 祭天敬祖: A Chinese Catholic Response to a Crucial Point in the Rites Controversy -- Protestant Responses to Ancestor Rites -- Awareness of the Problem -- Historical Development -- A Three-Step Pattern in Indigenized Christian Responses -- The Three-Step Structure at Work -- Concluding Observations on the Protestant Indigenous Response -- The Academic Environment -- The Core of Chinese Religion (s) -- Chinese Mainland Scholars' Responses to Foreign Assessments of Ancestor Rituals -- Direct Responses -- Indirect Responses -- A Critical Enrichment of Foreign Interpretations -- Concluding Summary of Chinese Indigenous Responses -- Chapter 5: Existential Practical Hermeneutics of Ancestor Religion -- Introduction -- Why Practical or Existential Hermeneutics? -- The Underlying Cosmology of Practical or Existential Hermeneutics -- Capitalizing on Existence: The Necessity of Mediation -- Ancestors as Mediators -- "Ours and More than Us" -- Death: A Triggering Factor -- Living and Dead: Two Modalities of Existence -- Insights in the Epistemic Framework of Ancestor Religion -- Shedding Light on the Distinct Methods Used in the Previous Interpretation -- Conceptual Clarifications -- Reincarnation -- Heaven/Earth -- Religious Status of Ancestors -- Plural Connotations of Power -- Broadening the Hermeneutic Field -- The Uniqueness of the Mediation of Jesus Christ -- Ancestors as a Source of Anxiety -- A Revisitation of the Essence of Ancestor Religion
Concluding Summary -- Chapter 6: Conclusion -- Bibliography -- Websites -- Index
ISBN:3319705245