Contextualization of Sufi Spirituality in Seventeenth- and by David Lee,Peter G. Riddell

By David Lee,Peter G. Riddell

Liu Zhi (c.1662-c.1730), a widely known Muslim pupil in China, released in chinese language notable theological works, brief treatises, and easy-to-memorize brief poems on Islam. He encountered a number of demanding situations in his interpretation and transmission of Islamic texts. First, conventional Arabic and Persian Islamic texts used Arabic and Persian suggestions to give an explanation for Islam. This publication solutions the query, did Liu Zhi converse tough Islamic strategies? moment, Islam has insisted on monotheism. This publication discusses even if and the way Liu Zhi built-in the elemental spiritual dwelling of the Hui Muslims into their pluralistic chinese language tradition. eventually, Muslims have settled over thousands of years in quite a few components of China. have been Liu Zhi's works capable of make a considerable distinction within the lifestyles and regarded Hui Muslims in China? Liu Zhi's good fortune was once because of his approach to contextualization, integrating the Muslim lifestyle into chinese language tradition. This booklet is an in-depth examine of Liu Zhi's contextualization of Islam into chinese language tradition that argues that his contextualization has now not deviated from the fundamental tenets of Islamic belief.

"Scholars have formerly excited about the cutting edge nature of Islamic contextualization in 17th- and eighteenth-century China. Lee's paintings is going extra, to start with, via concentrating on (1) an important Muslim from the community of students during this interval, Liu Zhi; (2) his uniquely indigenized use of the Akbarian culture either for instructing and apologetics; secondly, through combining using (1) his personal translations with the present ones; (2) chosen Western assets with the formerly unknown chinese language secondary sources."
--David Emmanuel Singh, OCMS, Oxford

"This is a superb learn of the contextualization of Arabic and Persian Sufi Muslim writing for a chinese language viewers by way of probably the most influential chinese language Muslim writers, Liu Zhi (c. 1662-c. 1730). David Lee has proven truly how Liu Zhi translated key Sufi works utilizing Buddhist, Daoist, and Confucianist suggestions to inspire the reception of Islam as a fourth famous culture along the opposite three."
--Mark Beaumont, Senior Lecturer in Islam and challenge, London tuition of Theology

"In this publication, Dr. David Lee has validated how Liu Zhi, a Hui Muslim student in 17th- and eighteenth-century China, had effectively built-in the Muslim lifestyle into chinese language tradition by way of contextualization with Confucianism at the moment. This not just is an important contribution to the examine of Islamic spirituality in chinese language tradition, but additionally sheds gentle at the use of contextualization to provide an explanation for one's religion in different cultures."
--Dr. Andrew Lam, affiliate Professor of Theology at Evangel Seminary in Hong Kong

"Reverend Dr. David Lee's publication is an important contribution of reading the legacy and translating Liu Zhi's literature to the foreign readership. via conceptualizing Liu Zhi's energetic engagement of Islamic texts inside chinese language traditions and contexts within the translation-conversation framework of contextualization, Lee's contribution won't basically stimulate scholarly pursuits in exploring Liu Zhi's paintings inside and past Nanjing Islamic culture; it additionally offers an incredible theoretical outlook to extra research the contextualization of different Islamic texts within the interval of Ming-Qing China."

--Wai-Yip Ho, writer of Islam and China's Hong Kong: Ethnic id, Muslim Networks and the hot Silk street

David Lee is affiliate Professor of Theology at Evangel Seminary in Hong Kong. He has served as Senior Pastor within the chinese language Church of London.

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