THE KINGDOM COME爾國臨格
作者:陳睿文,魏克利
出版社:香港大學出版社
2019年07月01日
ISBN:9789888528028
簡介
Celebrating the twentieth anniversary of the formation of the Hong Kong Sheng Kung Hui (Anglican Church) Province in 2018, Thy Kingdom Come: A Photographic History of Anglicanism in Hong Kong, Macau, and Mainland China is a richly illustrated history of the past 200 years. Although connected to the British colonial government, Hong Kong bishops always sought to relate the Church to Chinese society, making this story predominantly Chinese.

The book is divided into five parts. Part I explores the beginnings of Anglican and Episcopal missions in China. Part II relates the history of the Chung Hua Sheng Kung Hui (CHSKH) from 1912 to 1951, a turbulent time in China, when the church’s challenge was to respond to change in every facet of society. Part III illustrates the history of the Diocese from 1951 to 1981, during which new churches, schools, and clinics were established. Part IV records Hong Kong’s transition from colonial rule to the return to China; it was during these years that Bishop Peter Kong-kit Kwong developed parish ministries, strengthened missions in education and social welfare, and solidified relations with the church in China. Part V describes new developments in the Hong Kong Sheng Kung Hui.

With almost 180 photos, Thy Kingdom Come brings Church history to life in a way no prose history ever could.

《爾國臨格:港澳及內地聖公宗圖片史》豐富地勾勒出香港聖公會過往 200年的歷史,以慶賀香港聖公會教省成立20週年(2018)。縱然聖公會與英國殖民政府有著千絲萬縷的聯繫,但香港的主教常常尋求教會與中國社會的連結,從而使整部歷史成為了一部以華人敘事為主的歷史。

本書分為五部分。第一部分探索了在華聖公宗早期之歷史;第二部分則講述1912–1951年中華聖公會的歷史,其時中國正處於一個動盪的時代,教會需回應因社會變遷所帶來的挑戰;第三部分勾勒出1951–1981年的教區歷史,此時新的教堂、學校及醫院紛紛落成;第四部分記錄了香港從殖民地到回歸中國的轉變。其時正值鄺廣傑主教主理時期,鄺主教發展了牧區事工,並加強了教育、社會福利方面的服務,亦鞏固了與中國教會的關係;第五部分則描述了香港聖公會新的發展方向。

《爾國臨格:港澳及內地聖公宗圖片史》一書收錄了近180張照片,使教會歷史栩栩如生地重現眼前,這是僅用文字來敘述歷史所無法達到的。


作者簡介(About the Author)

Philip L. Wickeri is Advisor to the Archbishop on theological and historical studies, Hong Kong Sheng Kung Hui. He is the editor of the HKU Press book series “Sheng Kung Hui: Historical Studies of Anglican Christianity in China.” Ruiwen Chen is Researcher at the Hong Kong Sheng Kung Hui Archives. Her publications include Fragrant Flowers Bloom: T. C. Chao, Bliss Wiant and the Contextualization of Hymns in Twentieth Century China (2015).

魏克利,香港聖公會大主教神學及歷史研究顧問。香港大學出版社《聖 公會:在華聖公宗歷史研究系列》總編輯。陳睿文,香港聖公會檔案館研究員。近著包括 Fragrant Flowers Bloom: T. C. Chao, Bliss Wiant and the Contextualization of Hymns in Twentieth Century China (2015)等。