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Cambridge Studies in Ideology and Religion : Protestantism in Contemporary China Series Number 3 - Alan Hunter

Cambridge Studies in Ideology and Religion

Protestantism in Contemporary China Series Number 3


Published: 20th December 2007
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This study investigates the historical and political conditions which have contributed to the state of the Protestant community in China, and the kinds of spirituality and religious life that it has evolved. The authors draw on extensive fieldwork, and offer fascinating insights into the beliefs and practices of a little-documented section of Chinese society. They show that healing, protection, and vengeance by gods have been deep-rooted elements of Chinese religiosity for several hundred years, notions appropriated by Christians who now emphasize the powers of Jesus. Chinese Protestantism is seen to result from an interesting blend of the old and the new, and comparative material is adduced which sets Protestantism side by side with Catholicism and Buddhism, the two religions in China of comparable scope. A wide range of sources are utilized by the authors, and these lead to one of the most complete and detailed surveys of Christianity in China ever produced.

List of figure and tables
General editors preface
Acknowledgements and notes on the text
List of abbreviations
The social and political context
A survey of the Protestant community
The historical legacy
Protestantism and Chinese religious culture
Varieties of Christian life
Buddhism and Catholicism
Into the 1990s
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ISBN: 9780521046916
ISBN-10: 0521046912
Series: Cambridge Studies in Ideology and Religion
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 316
Published: 20th December 2007
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.6 x 14.0  x 1.8
Weight (kg): 0.4