Protestantism in Contemporary China

Protestantism in Contemporary China

by Alan Hunter, Kim-Kwong Chan
     
 

One of the most complete and detailed surveys of Christianity in China ever produced.See more details below

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One of the most complete and detailed surveys of Christianity in China ever produced.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521046916
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
09/28/2007
Series:
Cambridge Studies in Ideology and Religion Series, #3
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
316
Product dimensions:
5.43(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.71(d)

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Table of Contents

List of figure and tables
General editors' preface
Acknowledgements and notes on the text
List of abbreviations
Map
Introduction
Christianity fever?1
Characteristics of Chinese Christianity4
Information sources and academic work13
1The social and political context
1949-1979: the Party triumphant21
Reform in China after 197928
Social control and human rights36
The legal framework and religious policy47
Institutions53
2A survey of the Protestant community
The official church72
House churches and autonomous communities81
Representative leaders88
Politics of the church93
3The historical legacy
Protestants, politics and the Chinese Communist Party105
The denominational churches113
The independent churches119
The social gospel123
Revivals, evangelism and charismatic trends126
Continuities 1920-1990135
4Protestantism and Chinese religious culture
Prayer and the indigenous tradition145
Healing145
Charismatic phenomena152
Morality155
Sin, suffering, salvation158
Conversion163
Church growth since 1979168
5Varieties of Christian life
An official church?179
Christians in Xiamen185
House churches in Xiamen191
The Apostolic Church199
The witness of Brother Huang Detang210
6Buddhism and Catholicism
Buddhism in the 1980s219
The revival of monastic life222
Lay Buddhism226
Buddhism and the Protestant church - some comparisons229
The Roman Catholic church in China236
The Church in the post-Mao period238
Catholic religious life244
Developments after 1989248
Catholics and Protestants251
7Into the 1990s
Bibliography281
Index289

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