In mainland China, Bishop Ding Guangxun (K. H. Ting) is regarded as the main proponent of a cosmic Christology, which is often characterised as a politicised theology. However, since the 1980s, another leading Chinese Protestant thinker, the evangelical Wang Weifan, would also articulate a cosmic Christology – not to reconcile the Christian with the communist, as with Ding, but to reconcile Christianity with Chinese religion and philosophy. This paper will show that Wang Weifan’s Christology is based on a broader ecumenical conversation but is ultimately part of a Chinese evangelical’s attempt to construct a Chinese Christian theology.
- Wang Weifan
- Ding Guangxun
- cosmic Christ
- Chinese Christianity
- Chinese religion and philosophy