A New History of Christianity in China

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John Wiley & Sons, Jun 9, 2011 - Religion - 256 pages
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
 

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Contents

The Jesuit Mission of Early Modern Times and
Protestant Beginnings Catholics Redux
Between Treaty Rounds
The Golden Age of Missions and the Sino
The Multiple Crises of Chinese Christianity
Roman Catholics from the mid 19205 until War with Japan
Christianity and the New China 19501966
The Chinese Church from the End of the Cultural
The Russian Orthodox Church and Ecclesiastical
Bibliography
Index
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Daniel H. Bays is currently Professor of History and Director of the Asian Studies Program at Calvin College in Michigan. Previously he taught at the University of Kansas for 30 years. He is the author of several books on Chinese Christian history.

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