Encounters Between Chinese Culture and Christianity: A Hermeneutical Perspective
Tracing encounters between Chinese culture and Christianity, Jingyi Ji (*1962 in Beijing) displays vividly how Chinese Christians interpret Christianity in their context. The book involves both Chinese and Western philosophy and theology and will be of interest not only for theologians but also for all those exploring the interaction between Chinese and Western culture.
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Page 21 - ... understood in a fundamentally dynamic way. I shall therefore say: to explain is to bring out the structure, that is, the internal relations of dependence which constitute the statics of the text; to interpret is to follow the path of thought opened up by the text, to place oneself en route towards the orient of the text. We are invited by this remark to correct our initial concept of interpretation and to search — beyond a subjective process of interpretation as an act on the text — for an...