9781405159548

A New History of Christianity in China

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    9781405159548

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    1405159545

  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2011-08-15
  • Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
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Summary

A New History of Christianity in China, written by one of the worlds the leading writers on Christianity in China, looks at Christianitys 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

Author Biography

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.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments.

Introduction.

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

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

3. Protestant Beginnings, Catholics Redux, and China's First Indigenous Christians, 1800-1860.

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

5. The "Golden Age" of Missions and the "Sino-Foreign Protestant Establishment," 1902-1927.

6. The Multiple Crises of Chinese Christianity, 1927-1950.

7. Christianity and the New China, 1950-1966.

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

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

Bibliography.

Index.

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