From folk religion to evangelical christianity: a case study on the process and challenges of retirement-age chinese males converting from folk taoism to evangelical christianity in Hong Kong

Ann Gillian Chu*

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Abstract

The Christian Church needs to be aware of how potential conversions to Christianity might affect individuals holistically. This case study illustrates two elderly Chinese citizens from Hong Kong who converted to evangelical Christianity from folk Taoism. Their conversion experience not only affected their spiritual lives, but also their social and familial lives. As a result, Christian churches in the majority world can consider providing contextualised versions of discipleship, fellowship, and prayer support to new Christian converts. Thus, there is no one way of conversion, and the evangelical Christian church in the majority world needs to be in a supporting position for converts from various backgrounds.
Original languageEnglish
Article number2
Pages (from-to)3-9
Number of pages7
JournalAsian American Theological Forum
Volume8
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 9 Dec 2021

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