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Studies in systematic theology (Leiden, Netherlands) ; v. 3.
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Includes bibliographical references (pages -319).
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Introduction. Aim ; Sources ; Method ; Previous research ; Motivation ; Structure and notational convention The preconditions for the dialogue. The legacy of Matteo Ricci for the Confucian-Christian dialogue ; Confucianism ; The Confucians who have mostly commented on the Christian doctrine of salvation ; The Christian concept of God in Chinese terms Confucian ideas of the Saviour in Christianity : the assimilation of God to the Chinese concepts of shangdi and tian. The neo-Confucian ideas of the assimilation ; Cultural nationalist Confucian ideas of the assimilation ; Modern Confucian ideas of the assimilation Confucian ideas of the object of salvation in Christianity : created humanity and its status. Human beings as part of creation ; The status of human beings Confucian ideas of the means of salvation in Christianity. The existence of transcendence in Confucianism ; The transcendece of the Christian God and that of the Chinese heaven ; The superiority of the internal transcendence to the external transcendence Basic problems in the Confucian-Christian dialogue. The hidden differences between Confucian and Christian ways of thinking ; Four obstacles in the Confucian-Christian dialogue ; Affirmative elements in the Confucian-Christian dialogue.