Studies in various disciplines have discussed the influence of political ecomy and culture on the ethnic Chinese business. Focusing on the Chinese-Indonesian business community, this book is intended as a contribution to the discussion from the point of view of theology. Although theological discussions on ecomic life have been far-reaching, few attempts have been made to give a theological perspective specifically on the ethnic Chinese business practices. This book aims to offer a public theology concerned with particular issues related to the Chinese-Indonesian business context. The focus here is directed particularly to the central position of the family, which characterizes the ethnic Chinese religious, business, political, and social lives. It is argued that a theological approach built upon the concept of the family of God would t only make sense but also have value for the ethnic Chinese, enabling reflection on their political-ecomic position and ecomic-cultural virtues.
The Author: Yahya Wijaya (1955) is lecturer in theological ethics at Duta Wacana Christian University in Yogyakarta, Indonesia, and ordained minister of the Indonesian Christian Church. He received his Master of Theology in Christian Ethics from Princeton Theological Seminary, and completed his Doctor of Philosophy at the University of Leeds.