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Confucius for Christians: What an Ancient Chinese Worldview Can Teach Us about Life in Christ (Paperback)
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Confucius for Christians: What an Ancient Chinese Worldview Can Teach Us about Life in Christ (Paperback)

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Paperback 110 Pages / Published: 30/09/2015
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This book by Gregg Ten Elshof explores ways of using resources from the Confucian wisdom tradition to inform Christian living. Neither highlighting nor diminishing the differences between Confucianism and Christianity, Ten Elshof reflects on perennial human questions with the teachings of both Jesus and Confucius in mind.

In examining such subjects as family, learning, and ethics, Ten Elshof sets the typical Western worldview against the Confucian worldview and considers how each of them lines up with the teachings of Jesus. Ten Elshof points to much that is deep and helpful in the Confucian tradition, and he shows how reflection on the teachings of Confucius can inspire a deeper and richer understanding of what it really means to live the Jesus way.

Publisher: William B Eerdmans Publishing Co
ISBN: 9780802872487
Number of pages: 110
Weight: 136 g
Dimensions: 216 x 140 x 10 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
Amos Yong
author of "The Future of Evangelical Theology: Soundings from the Asian American Diaspora"
"These pages invite followers of Jesus into a global conversation, one that seeks to live deeply into Jesus' message while being nurtured and transformed by the Confucian way. "Confucius for Christians" is a model of evangelical faithfulness that embraces rather than shuns the wisdom of others in a pluralistic world."
Mike Erre
author of "Astonished: Recapturing the Wonder, Awe, and Mystery of Life with God"
"Gregg Ten Elshof here creatively explores the connections between the ancient Jewish worldview of Jesus and the wisdom teaching of Confucius. What results from this exploration is a greater understanding of the Way of Jesus a way of seeing and being in the world that calls into question many of our modern assumptions about human life. A thoughtful resource for all those wondering how to live faithfully for Christ today."
James M. Houston
author of "Joyful Exiles: Life in Christ on the Dangerous Edge of Things"
"Enjoy and be challenged by this insightful book, as I have been. The Christian church today needs a radical reformation. Looking again at Christianity from an Eastern perspective helps us in the West be aware of how our enculturation has distorted the Christian faith.""
Themelios
"Ten Elshof has elegantly presented Chinese Confucianism and its texts to his Western readers."

Amos Yong
author ofThe Future of Evangelical Theology: Soundings from the Asian American Diaspora
"These pages invite followers of Jesus into a global conversation, one that seeks to live deeply into Jesus' message while being nurtured and transformed by the Confucian way.Confucius for Christiansis a model of evangelical faithfulness that embraces rather than shuns the wisdom of others in a pluralistic world."

Mike Erre
author ofAstonished: Recapturing the Wonder, Awe, and Mystery of Life with God
"Gregg Ten Elshof here creatively explores the connections between the ancient Jewish worldview of Jesus and the wisdom teaching of Confucius. What results from this exploration is a greater understanding of the Way of Jesus a way of seeing and being in the world that calls into question many of our modern assumptions about human life. A thoughtful resource for all those wondering how to live faithfully for Christ today."

James M. Houston
author ofJoyful Exiles: Life in Christ on the Dangerous Edge of Things
"Enjoy and be challenged by this insightful book, as I have been. The Christian church today needs a radical reformation. Looking again at Christianity from an Eastern perspective helps us in the West be aware of how our enculturation has distorted the Christian faith.""
Themelios
-Ten Elshof has elegantly presented Chinese Confucianism and its texts to his Western readers.-

Amos Yong
-- author of The Future of Evangelical Theology: Soundings from the Asian American Diaspora
-These pages invite followers of Jesus into a global conversation, one that seeks to live deeply into Jesus' message while being nurtured and transformed by the Confucian way. Confucius for Christians is a model of evangelical faithfulness that embraces rather than shuns the wisdom of others in a pluralistic world.-

Mike Erre
-- author of Astonished: Recapturing the Wonder, Awe, and Mystery of Life with God
-Gregg Ten Elshof here creatively explores the connections between the ancient Jewish worldview of Jesus and the wisdom teaching of Confucius. What results from this exploration is a greater understanding of the Way of Jesus -- a way of seeing and being in the world that calls into question many of our modern assumptions about human life. A thoughtful resource for all those wondering how to live faithfully for Christ today.-

James M. Houston
-- author of Joyful Exiles: Life in Christ on the Dangerous Edge of Things
-Enjoy and be challenged by this insightful book, as I have been. The Christian church today needs a radical reformation. Looking again at Christianity from an Eastern perspective helps us in the West be aware of how our enculturation has distorted the Christian faith.-

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