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Title: Confucian-Christian dialogue in China : an exploration in historical and contemporary models
Author: Du, Xiao An
Awarding Body: University of Birmingham
Current Institution: University of Birmingham
Date of Award: 2005
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This research is a part of interreligious dialogue movement in the contemporary global context. It is a result of Sino-Western dialogue in religious dimension to break down the barriers between Confucianism and Christianity. The strategy of the thesis is to explore the basic models of Confucian-Christian dialogue in the historical and contemporary China and try to seek common ground to share their values in the context of globalization. The main contribution of this thesis is that it has tested the typology of three models Exclusivism, Inclusivism and Pluralism given by Alan Race. It used the typology of three models as a method to deal with the studies of the history of Confucian-Christian encounter. Through this research, I try to prove that this typology of three models is still the best way to improve interreligious dialogue despite its weaknesses. According to this pluralistic model of liberal theology, I clearly find the possibility to achieve the ideal of harmony without sameness between Christianity and Confucianism.
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Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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