Advertisement

The Taiwan Catholic Church and the Indigenization Movement

Chapter
  • 177 Downloads
Part of the Christianity in Modern China book series (CMC)

Abstract

Based on the definition of indigenization in the context of Christianity, discussion in this chapter on indigenization covers three major aspects: theology, liturgy and architecture, in the Church in Taiwan. In terms of theological indigenization, the Jesuit theologate in Fu Jen Catholic University under Fr. Aloysius Chang Chun-shen led the Faculty of Theology of St. Robert Bellarmine to become the bastion of theological indigenization in Chinese. Fr. Andrew Zhao Yichou led a team of church scholars to translate the Latin liturgical texts into Chinese and began the liturgical indigenization among Chinese Catholics around the world. Indigenization in Christian architecture has not been so successful for historical reasons dating from the pre-1949 period. Discussion is initiated on the future of indigenization in the context of Catholic development in Taiwan.

References

  1. Alszeghy, Z. 1981. “Shiying dangdi wenhua shi xinyang de neizai xuqiu [Cultural Adaptation as an Internal Requirement of Faith].” In Jiaohui benwei hua zhi tantao [The Exploration of the Church Inculturation], translated by Chan Tak-kwong, No. 14, Fujen Series Theologica, 52–70. Taipei: Fu Jen Theologate.Google Scholar
  2. Chang, Chun-shen. 1981. “Zhongguo jiaohui de benwei hua shenxue [The Inculturation of Theology in the Chinese Church a Record for Twenty Years].” In Jiaohui benwei hua zhi tantao [Discussion on the Inculturation of the Catholic Church], Fujen Series Theologica No. 14, 1–51. Taipei: Fu Jen Theologate.Google Scholar
  3. Chang, Chun-shen. 1983. “Li madou yu jiaohui benwei hua [Fr. Matteo Ricci and Indigenization].” Collectanea Theological Universitatis Fujen 56, 339–351.Google Scholar
  4. Chang, Chun-shen. 1979. “Jin sanshi nianlai zhongguo shenxue zhi deshi [A Critical Review of Chinese Catholic Theological Thinking].” Collectanea Theological Universitatis Fujen 40 (Summer), 231–244.Google Scholar
  5. Chang, Chun-shen, and Tang, Tuan-cheng. 1971. “Youguan kongzi de jieshuo [Hermeneutic Confrontation About Confucius]”. Collectanea Theological Universitatis Fujen, 33–49.Google Scholar
  6. Chang, Chuan-sheng. 2003. “1950–60 niandai taiwan tianzhujiao shenzhi renyuan de richang shenghuo jingyan yanjiu [A Study of Everyday Life of Catholic Clergy in Taiwan, 1950s–1960s].” Master Degree Thesis, Shih Hsin University.Google Scholar
  7. Chao, Andrew. 1986 “Liyi gexin zai taiwan—huigu yu qianzhan [Liturgical Reform in Taiwan—Past and Future].” Collectanea Theological Universitatis Fujen 68–69 (Summer–Fall), 193–212.Google Scholar
  8. Chao, Andrew. 2008. Women de shengtang [Our Church]. Tainan: Window Press/Taipei: Witness.Google Scholar
  9. Cheng, Shi-guang. 1975. Tian ren zhi ji [The Encounter of Heaven and Men]. Tainan: Window Press.Google Scholar
  10. Cheng Shi-guang. 1981. Taichu you dao [In the Beginning Was the Word]. Tainan: Window Press.Google Scholar
  11. Cheng Shi-guang, Paul. 1982. Zhi yu zhi shan [Targeting at Perfection]. Tainan: Window Press.Google Scholar
  12. Cheng Shi-guang, Paul. 1983. “Limadou yu ruxue [Fr. Matteo Ricci and Confucianism].” Collectanea Theological Universitatis Fujen 56, 219–225.Google Scholar
  13. Chow, Tse-tsung. 1960. The May Fourth Movement: Intellectual Revolution in China. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  14. Coomans, Thomas. 2014. “Indigenizing Catholic Architecture in China: From Western-Gothic to Sino-Christian Design, 1900–1940.” In Catholicism in China, 1900–Present, edited by Cindy Yik-yi Chu. New York: Palgrave Macmillan.Google Scholar
  15. Costantini, Celso. 1927. “The Need of Developing a Sino-Christian Architecture for Our Catholic Mission.” Bulletin of the Catholic University of Peking No. 31927, 7–15.Google Scholar
  16. Fang Zhirong, Mark. 1979. “Zai huaren zhong tan shijingxue [Biblical Hermeneutic in Chinese Setting].” Collectanea Theological Universitatis Fujen 40 (Summer), 245–258.Google Scholar
  17. Flannery, Austin, ed. 1975a. “The Constitution on the Sacred Liturgy.” In Vatican Council: The Conciliar and Post Conciliar Documents, 1–60. London: Geoffrey Chapman.Google Scholar
  18. Flannery, Austin, ed. 1975b. “Decree on the Church’s Missionary Activity.” In Vatican Council: The Conciliar and Post Conciliar Documents, sect. 16, 831–833. London: Geoffrey Chapman.Google Scholar
  19. Gutheinz, Luis. 1979. “Liang ci shenxue huiyi de baogao [Asian Theologians Conference and Chinese Theologians Colloquium: Report on Two Theological Meetings].” Collectanea Theological Universitatis Fujen 40, 203–230.Google Scholar
  20. Ha, Keelong. 2014. Xianggang tianzhujiao chuanjiao shi 18411894 [Catholic Missionary History of Hong Kong 1841–1894]. Hong Kong: Joint Press.Google Scholar
  21. Hsu, Emmanuel. 1999. The Rise of Modern China, 6th edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press.Google Scholar
  22. Kuo, Wen-ban. 1999. Taiwan tianzhujiao de chengjiao guanxi [Taiwan’s Catholic-Government Relations]. Report on Research Programme, No. NSC87-2412-H005A-004. National Science Council, Executive Yuen, R.O.C.Google Scholar
  23. Law, Thomas. 2009. “Zhongguo liyi zhi zheng bufen jiejin qishi nian de fansi [Reflection on the Partial Relaxation of the Chinese Rites Controversy for 70 years].” Tripod 29.155, 415.Google Scholar
  24. Li, Zhen. 1977. “Fuyin jingshen yu zhongguo shehui [The Evangelical Spirit and Chinese Society].” Collectanea Theological Universitatis Fujen 32, 259270.Google Scholar
  25. Lokuang (Stanislaus). 1983. “Limadou yu foxue [Fr. Matteo Ricci and Buddhism].” Collectanea Theological Universitatis Fujen 56, 227237.Google Scholar
  26. Qu, Hai-Yuan. 1982. “Taiwan diqu tianzhujiao fazhan qushi zh yanjiu [Study on the Development of the Catholic Church in Taiwan].” Institute of Ethnology, Academia Sinica 51, 129154.Google Scholar
  27. Standaert, Nicolas. 1990. Inculturation: The Gospel and Cultures. Pasay City, Philippines: St. Paul’s Publication.Google Scholar
  28. “The Mission Statement of the Editorial Office of St. Robert Bellarmine Theologate.” 2015. A Study of the Catholic Church in Taiwan ROC. Taipei: Kuang-chi Cultural Group.Google Scholar
  29. Ticozzi, Sergio. 2014. “Ending Civil Patronage: The Beginning of a New Era for the Catholic Missions in China 1926.” In Catholicism in China, 1900–Present, edited by Cindy Yik-yi Chu 87104. New York: Palgrave Macmillan.Google Scholar
  30. Wong, Chinghim Felix. 2010. Xixue dongjian zhi xu zhang:ming mo qing chu yesu hui shi xin lun [Prologue to the Coming of Western Ideas to the Oriental World: A History of the Jesuits in China in Late Ming and Early Qing Dynasties]. Hong Kong: Chung Hwa.Google Scholar
  31. Wu, Hsin-hao. SDB. 1986. “Lidai shehui bianqian dui liyi de yingxiang [Influence of Societal Changes to the Liturgy].” Collectanea Theological Universitatis Fujen 6869 (Summer–Fall), 167173.Google Scholar
  32. Wu, Weite. 2005. “Spiritual Meeting with Immense Taste and Meaning: The Small Group Gathering with Great Value You Should Know [shi zhi you wei, hui wei wu qiong de shen ziou xiaohui linian lai ni yinggai zhidao de xiao hui dashi].” Xin quan [Spring of the Heart] 72, 2249.Google Scholar
  33. Zhang, Zhendong. 2002. “Gang heng yi shuji yu Zhong Fan guanxi [Cardinal Costantini and the Sino-Vatican Relations].” In Zhong Fan waijiao guanxi shi: Guoji xueshu yantao hui lunwen ji [History of Sino-Vatican Diplomatic Relations: International Symposium Proceedings], 183195. Taipei: History Department, Fu Jen University.Google Scholar

Copyright information

© The Author(s) 2018

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Ursuline Education CenterWenzao Ursuline University of LanguagesKaohsiungTaiwan
  2. 2.Wenzao Ursuline University of LanguagesKaohsiungTaiwan

Personalised recommendations