Chloë Starr
Yale Divinity School
Chinese Theology with 
Jesuit Characteristics
from Xu Guangqi to Xu Zongze

4:oo PM, Thursday, February 23, 2017 Adorjan Hall 142 
Reception to follow

This talk traces the evolution from missionary writings to Chinese Christian texts, looking at examples of this three-stage process from the 16th and 17th centuries and at one modern example from the early twentieth century. Professor Starr argues that an understanding of Chinese literary form is central to grasping Chinese theology, and show how, and why, Chinese theology might differ from its "Western" counterparts.

Chloë Starr is Associate Professor of Asian Christianity and Theology at Yale University Divinity School. She researches Chinese Christianity, particularly Chinese theology and its literary forms, and the movement known as "Sino-Christian theology." Her latest volume is Chinese Theology: Text and Context (Yale University Press, Nov. 2016); previous volumes include a monograph on late Qing fiction, Red-Light Novels of the Late Qing (2007) and edited volumes Reading Christian Scriptures in China (2008), and The Quest for Gentility in China (2007). She holds honorary research posts in Beijing and Hong Kong.





The cultural and missionary work inaugurated by Matteo Ricci, SJ (1552-1610) in Ming China (1368-1644) offered the hope of a brand of intercultural dialogue founded on the belief of the universality of the human experience and possibility of mutual understanding between cultures.  In this spirit, the “Matteo Ricci Speaker Series," extending from 2014-2018, invites leading international scholars to speak on the subject of Chinese-Christian intercultural dialogue.  Our Speaker Series celebrates both the bicentenaries of the restoration of the Society of Jesus (1814) and the Foundation of Saint Louis University (1818).

馬泰奧·裡奇(漢名利瑪竇耶穌會, 1552-1610) 在明代中國所作之開創性的文化及傳教活動為跨文化對話帶來了希望人類經驗普世性之信念和異域文化可交融乃是跨文化對話之源頭“馬泰奧·裡奇講座系列” 扱取在聖路易大學中世紀暨文藝復興研究中心神學,哲學及歷史學系跨文化研究中心以及國際研究中心的學術活動探索中國研究中的重要課題該講座系列始於2014 止於 2018,旨在慶賀耶穌會復會二百年 (1814) 暨聖路易大學建校二百週年 (1818).

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