Reflections on the Study of Christianity in China’s Universities: A Historical and Theological Perspective


  • Gao Xin


This paper examines the role of education with regard to religious studies within the Chinese university. It addresses issues such as the tension between the objective presentation Christianity, and its tension with Christian education as moral formation. It concludes that education needs to address questions of value and morality, and it needs to address these with students as human beings, and we should not ignore one of the fundamental characteristics of traditional Christian education, namely, an emphasis on the moral and spiritual formation of human beings.

Author Biography

Gao Xin

Institute of Sino-Christian Studies, Hong Kong, China