Christianity in Southeast Asia
This book briefly recounts the history of the establishment and expansion of Christianity during the colonial and post-colonial eras. With the exception of the Philippines, Christianity has been a minor religion in much of Southeast Asia, albeit one whose followers have sometimes played key roles in developing education and social services. Although statistically small, evangelical Christian groups in particular are trying to increase membership and influence, which may have adverse reactions in the countries whose populations are adherents of other major world faiths.
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Anglicans areas arrived Baptists Bautista Brunei Buddhism Burma Cambodia Catholic Church Catholicism cent China Chinese Christian community Christian organizations Christianity in Malaysia Christianity in Singapore Christianity in Southeast Christians form churches in Singapore colonial control colonial government colonial powers congregations continue converts countries in Southeast cultural decades dominant religion Dutch early established ethnic evangelical activities everyday Filipino growth Hospital immigrant impact independent churches influence Islam Jesus Miracle Crusade Johnstone and Mandryk Laos large numbers latter London Missionary Society Lutherans Malacca Malay language Malay Peninsula Malaya ministries mission schools Muslim Myanmar nineteenth century onwards particularly Penang Philippines played a significant political population Portuguese predominantly Presbyterians presence priests problems Protestant Christianity Protestant denominations Protestant missionaries Protestant missions racial region religious nationalism Santoso schools in Singapore Seventh-Day Adventists significant role Singapore's sixteenth century social socio-political Southeast Asia Thailand tribes twentieth century Ultra Ganges Mission various Vietnam worship