A comparison of John Stott's view on sanctification and Wang Yang-Ming's view on sagehood and its relevance to Christianity in Taiwan today
The overall plan of this thesis is to present an effective channel of communication between Confucians and Christians in Taiwan and to proclaim the Gospel to Confucians effectively through a study of the comparison of John Stott's and Wang Yang-ming's view on sagehood. Part I (Chs. 1-3) of this thesis gives a review of the major themes of Stott's view on sanctification. Part II (Chs. 4-6) reviews Wang's view on sagehood. After these two preliminary sections, Part III (Chs. 7-9) compares these two views on sanctification (Confucian term, sagehood) in a number of areas: the foundation of the two views; the meaning of the two views; and the means of the two views. Some practical implications of the findings of this study for the church, especially in Taiwan, and suggestions for further research on the comparison of Christian ethics and Confucian ethics are given in the conclusion of the thesis.