The Perception of Christianity as a Rational Religion in Singapore
A Missiological Analysis of Christian Conversion
Imprint: Pickwick Publications
"In this carefully researched study, Dr. Clive Chin challenges some dominant but misleading assumptions about Asian perceptions of Christianity. Drawing upon significant recent work in the sociology of religion in Asia and his own extensive interviews with young Chinese Singaporean converts to Christianity, Dr. Chin has produced a rich and provocative work that clarifies the agenda for contextualization of Christianity in Asia today."
--Harold Netland, Professor of Philosophy of Religion and Intercultural Studies, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School
"Dr. Chin takes up in this work one of the most relevant questions that sociology of religion and missiology in Asia are asking: what are the perceptions of Christianity as a rational or Western religion, and how do those perceptions influence Christian conversion? Taking a multidisciplinary approach, Chin's research makes a significant contribution towards answering these questions. This volume beckons the attention of all who are interested in the growth of Christianity in Singapore and Asia today."
--Craig Ott, Professor of Mission and Intercultural Studies, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School
"Born in Hong Kong, raised in the United States, educated in US tertiary and theological institutions, formerly a pastor there and a teacher in South Korea, and presently serving in Singapore, Dr. Clive Chin, a student of systematic theology and intercultural issues, is well positioned to publish his award-winning dissertation. Intriguing, enlightening, and edifying, this work is a substantial apologia for the gospel of Jesus Christ."
--Michael Shen, Principal Emeritus, Singapore Bible College