Christianity in China

Christianity in China

Author: Daniel H. Bays

Publisher: Stanford University Press

ISBN: 0804736510

Category: History

Page: 526

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This pathbreaking volume will force a reassessment of many common assumptions about the relationship between Christianity and modern China. The overall thrust of the twenty essays is that despite the conflicts and tension that often have characterized relations between Christianity and China, in fact Christianity has been, for the past two centuries or more, putting down roots within Chinese society, and it is still in the process of doing so. Thus Christianity is here interpreted not just as a Western religion that imposed itself on China, but one that was becoming a Chinese religion, as Buddhism did centuries ago. Eschewing the usual focus on foreign missionaries, as is customary, this research effort is China-centered, drawing on Chinese sources, including government and organizational documents, private papers, and interviews. The essays are organized into four major sections: Christianity’s role in Qing society, including local conflicts (6 essays); ethnicity (3 essays); women (5 essays); and indigenization of the Christian effort (6 essays). The editor has provided sectional introductions to highlight the major themes in each section, as well as a general Introduction.
China and Christianity
Language: en
Pages: 514
Authors: Stephen Uhalley, Xiaoxin Wu
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2015-03-04 - Publisher: Routledge

This collection offers fresh perspectives on Sino-Western cultural relations, with particular regard to the experience of Christianity in China. The contributors include authorities from China (including Hong Kong and Taiwan), Europe (including Russia and Eastern Europe), and North America.
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Language: en
Pages: 405
Authors: Mikka Ruokanen, Paulos Huang, Baoluo Huang
Categories: Religion
Type: BOOK - Published: 2010-11-23 - Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing

The rapidly growing Chinese Protestant Church faces a significant challenge: it must adapt itself to the unique dimensions of Chinese culture, leaving behind the trail of old missionary theology and molding an authentically Chinese approach to biblical interpretation and Christian life an approach that works within both the traditional and
The Indigenization of Christianity in China III
Language: en
Pages: 228
Authors: Qi Duan
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2022-12-30 - Publisher: Taylor & Francis

As the third volume of a three-volume set on the indigenization of Christianity in modern China, this book analyzes the endeavors of Christianity in adapting to the changing social environment between the late 1920s and the end of the twentieth century. Over the course of its growth in modern China,
Christianity in China
Language: en
Pages: 526
Authors: Daniel H. Bays
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 1996 - Publisher: Stanford University Press

This pathbreaking volume will force a reassessment of many common assumptions about the relationship between Christianity and modern China. The overall thrust of the twenty essays is that despite the conflicts and tension that often have characterized relations between Christianity and China, in fact Christianity has been, for the past
China and the True Jesus
Language: en
Pages: 409
Authors: Melissa Wei-Tsing Inouye
Categories: Religion
Type: BOOK - Published: 2019-01-02 - Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

"The history of the True Jesus Church, a Pentecostal church founded in Beijing in 1917, reveals dynamic interaction between charismatic experience and organizational processes. Believers' lived experiences provide grassroots perspective on developments in China's modern history, including transnational exchange, gender roles, models for legitimate governance, clandestine culture, and church-state relations"--