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Tensions in Gospel and Culture: The Tayal’s of Quri’s Smyus Festival and of Smangus’s Pslkotas Festival as a Case Studies
Pslkotas (Ancestors Ceremony)
|Issue Date: ||2015-08-13T08:37:19Z (UTC)
This thesis addresses tensions in gospel and culture among the Atayal (or Tayal) , particularly around changes and developments in the Quri-area Smyus and Smangus-area Pslkotas rituals (“Ancestor Festival”). The goal of the thesis is to find a contextualized Christian approach to the Pslkotas.
The study looks at traditional culture in two different communities, which also reflect different cultural rituals. In Quri, after its evangelization, the Festival was held underground and then stopped entirely during the charistmatic revival, and now has essentially merged the festival with the Taiwanese festival of Bright and Clear Day (Qingmingjie) and where many youth celebrate the ancestors with tomb visitation and Christian worship. In Smangus, which after being evangelized continued to hold the festival until it was stopped during the charismatic movement. Then, circa 1990, after the lifting of martial law and the rise of Taiwan’s aboriginal consciousness, there was a renewal of the Pslkotas Festival.
Consequently, this missiological study will explore the relationship between gospel and culture. Drawing on the perspective of Atayal mother tongue traditions and worldview, it will analyze the meaning of the Pslkotas Festival for Atayal people. It draws on the history of the evangelism of the Atayal to examine the reasons for its decline and renewal.
Finally, because Atayal are diverse and complex, and have been heavily influenced by cultural imperialism, they have adopted different memorials for the ancestors. In the midst of these different rituals, it is difficult to find a census, but there is still hope for finding a Christian Pslkotas Ceremony, which also expresses an indigenized, contextualized gospel.
指導教授：Jonathan A. Seitz 蔡約拿
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[1. 道學碩士] 學位論文
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