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1. Lowder, Tom C. (Tom Charles). The History, Modern Development, and Future of the Lutheran Theological Seminary (Hong Kong).

Degree: 1996, University of North Texas

This study is an historical and institutional analysis of The Lutheran Theological Seminary (LTS) in Hong Kong. The study first traces the seminary's theological and missiological roots and its history from 1913 to 1948, from its founding in Hubei Province, China to its move to Hong Kong because of civil war. Next, it describes major events of the early years in Hong Kong and the factors which contributed to an institutional crisis in the late 1960's. The study then analyzes the modern development of the institution, specifically the years 1971 to 1993. During this period several regional church groups joined together to create a collaborative educational effort through LTS, the school gained regional accreditation, expanded the ranks of its Chinese faculty, developed Asian financial support, and constructed a new campus. The modern development of the institution cannot be understood apart from a comprehension of the twenty-two year administration of Andrew Hsiao, the first Chinese president of the school. A chapter is therefore included on Andrew Hsiao's personal and academic background, the distinctives of his administration, and the strengths and weaknesses of his presidency. A current profile of the school is provided including its purposes, theology, organizational structure, faculty, student body, programs, and facilities. Finally, the future of the school is discussed in light of the reversion of Hong Kong to the sovereignty of China in July 1997. This portion of the study contains an analysis of CCP religious policy, the structures which enforce religious policy in China, the current relationship between the China Christian Council and LTS, and the seminary's plans after the reversion of Hong Kong to China. Advisors/Committee Members: Smith, Howard Wellington, Rachel, Frank M., Lumsden, D. Barry, Kobe, Donald Holm.

Subjects/Keywords: Lutheran Theological Seminary; Christianity; China; Hong Kong; Lutheran Theological Seminary (Hong Kong)

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APA (6th Edition):

Lowder, T. C. (. C. (1996). The History, Modern Development, and Future of the Lutheran Theological Seminary (Hong Kong). (Thesis). University of North Texas. Retrieved from https://digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc279290/

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Chicago Manual of Style (16th Edition):

Lowder, Tom C (Tom Charles). “The History, Modern Development, and Future of the Lutheran Theological Seminary (Hong Kong).” 1996. Thesis, University of North Texas. Accessed October 28, 2020. https://digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc279290/.

Note: this citation may be lacking information needed for this citation format:
Not specified: Masters Thesis or Doctoral Dissertation

MLA Handbook (7th Edition):

Lowder, Tom C (Tom Charles). “The History, Modern Development, and Future of the Lutheran Theological Seminary (Hong Kong).” 1996. Web. 28 Oct 2020.

Vancouver:

Lowder TC(C. The History, Modern Development, and Future of the Lutheran Theological Seminary (Hong Kong). [Internet] [Thesis]. University of North Texas; 1996. [cited 2020 Oct 28]. Available from: https://digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc279290/.

Note: this citation may be lacking information needed for this citation format:
Not specified: Masters Thesis or Doctoral Dissertation

Council of Science Editors:

Lowder TC(C. The History, Modern Development, and Future of the Lutheran Theological Seminary (Hong Kong). [Thesis]. University of North Texas; 1996. Available from: https://digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc279290/

Note: this citation may be lacking information needed for this citation format:
Not specified: Masters Thesis or Doctoral Dissertation

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