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Christianity in China: From the Eighteenth Century to the Present

Editore: Stanford University Press, 1996
ISBN 10: 0804726094 / ISBN 13: 9780804726092
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Titolo: Christianity in China: From the Eighteenth ...

Casa editrice: Stanford University Press

Data di pubblicazione: 1996

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Riassunto: 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.

Dal retro di copertina: ?This work is unique in that it subjects the history of Christianity in China to rigorous historical investigation. No other work on the subject can compare even remotely with it in depth and breadth of documentation and in analysis. The papers all reflect original research in sources seldom or never used before, and they are as much concerned with social history as with religious history. The volume is a benchmark work on Christian life in China in the context of a changing indigenous society.??K. C. Liu, University of California, Davis
?Unique in that it subjects the history of Christianity in China to rigorous historical investigation. . . . A benchmark work.??K.C. Liu, University of California, Davis

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