A New History of Christianity in China / Edition 1

A New History of Christianity in China / Edition 1

by Daniel H. Bays
     
 

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ISBN-10: 1405159545

ISBN-13: 9781405159548

Pub. Date: 08/23/2011

Publisher: Wiley

A New History of Christianity in China, written by one of the world's the leading writers on Christianity in China, looks at Christianity's long history in China, its extraordinarily rapid rise in the last half of the twentieth century, and charts its future direction. 

  • Provides the first comprehensive  history of Christianity in China, an

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A New History of Christianity in China, written by one of the world's the leading writers on Christianity in China, looks at Christianity's long history in China, its extraordinarily rapid rise in the last half of the twentieth century, and charts its future direction. 

  • Provides the first comprehensive  history of Christianity in China, an important, understudied area in both Asian studies and religious history
  • Traces the transformation of Christianity from an imported, Western religion to a thoroughly Chinese religion
  • Contextualizes the growth of Christianity in China within national and local politics
  • Offers a portrait of the complex religious scene in China today
  • Contrasts China with other non-Western societies where Christianity is surging

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781405159548
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
08/23/2011
Series:
Wiley Blackwell Guides to Global Christianity Series, #2
Pages:
252
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments ix

Introduction 1

1. The Nestorian Age and the Mongol Mission, 635–1368 4

2. The Jesuit Mission of Early Modern Times and Its Fate 17

3. Protestant Beginnings, Catholics Redux, and China’s First Indigenous Christians, 1800–1860 41

4. Expansion and Institution-building in a Declining Dynasty, 1860–1902 66

5. The “Golden Age” of Missions and the “Sino-Foreign Protestant Establishment,” 1902–1927 92

6. The Multiple Crises of Chinese Christianity, 1927–1950 121

7. Christianity and the New China, 1950–1966 158

8. The Chinese Church from the End of the Cultural Revolution to the Early Twenty-first Century 183

Appendix: The Russian Orthodox Church and Ecclesiastical Mission in China 209

Bibliography 217

Index 229

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