Christianity in Contemporary China

Christianity in Contemporary China

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Christianity is one of the fastest growing religions in China. Despite its long history in China and its significant indigenization or intertwinement with Chinese society and culture, Christianity continues to generate suspicion among political elites and intense debates among broader communities within China. This unique book applies socio-cultural methods in the study of contemporary Christianity. Through a wide range of empirical analyses of the complex and highly diverse experience of Christianity in contemporary China, it examines the fraught processes by which various forms and practices of Christianity interact with the Chinese social, political and cultural spheres. Contributions by top scholars in the field are structured in the following sections: Enchantment, Nation and History, Civil Society, and Negotiating Boundaries. This book offers a major contribution to the field and provides a timely, wide-ranging assessment of Christianity in Contemporary China.For example, David Lin translated most of the spiritual writings of Ellen G. White into Chinese, and the translation was of great significance as it standardized the ... One unintended consequence of the accusation campaign was the growth of activism among the Adventist youth. ... Another one was Robert Huang, who organized prayer groups and revival meetings in Shanghai during the 1950s. He wasanbsp;...

Title:Christianity in Contemporary China
Author:Francis Khek Gee Lim
Publisher:Routledge - 2013-05-07


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