Confucius for Christians: What an Ancient Chinese Worldview Can Teach Us about Life in Christ
Confucius for Christians: What an Ancient Chinese Worldview Can Teach Us about Life in Christ  -     By: Gregg A. Ten Elshof
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Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 128
Vendor: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Co.
Publication Date: 2015
Dimensions: 8.50 X 5.50 (inches)
ISBN: 0802872484
ISBN-13: 9780802872487

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Shows how wisdom from an Eastern tradition can enrich the lives of Jesus followers everywhere

This unique book explores ways of using resources from the Confucian wisdom tradition to inform Christian living. Neither highlighting nor diminishing the differences between Confucianism and Christianity, Gregg Ten Elshof reflects on questions and issues in the Christian life with the Confucian worldview 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 worldview lines up with the teachings of Jesus. Pointing to much that is good and helpful in the Confucian tradition, Ten Elshof 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.

Author Bio

Gregg A. Ten Elshof is professor of philosophy at Biola University, La Mirada, California. His book I Told Me So: Self-Deception and the Christian Life won the Christianity Today 2009 Book Award in the Christian Living category.

Editorial Reviews

"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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