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Urban Christian Spirituality

East Asian and Nordic Perspectives

Edited By Knut Alfsvåg and Thor Strandenæs

This book explores some of the challenges presented to church and mission from the contemporary culture of globalization and how this affects Christian spirituality in various ways. The attention is primarily focused on contemporary East Asian urban life, but from the assumption that this may not be all that different from what is experienced in urban contexts in other parts of the world. The authors all share an affiliation with institutions related to the Norwegian Mission Society and its work in East Asia.
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Folk Religious Spirituality in Hong Kong: Its Relational and Utilitarian Aspects – a Challenge for the Christian Church


1. Introduction

In the following I shall be dealing with two main characteristics of folk religious spirituality in Hong Kong and their bearings on Christian spirituality there. Before turning to these characteristics there is a need for defining spirituality in a folk religious context and for briefly describing the context of Chinese Hong Kong in which folk religious spirituality can be found.

2. Spirituality in the Folk Religious Context

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