The Resource A Star in the East : The Rise of Christianity in China

A Star in the East : The Rise of Christianity in China

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A Star in the East : The Rise of Christianity in China
Title
A Star in the East
Title remainder
The Rise of Christianity in China
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eng
Summary
  • What is the state of Christianity in China, really? Some scholars say that China is invulnerable to religion. Some say that past efforts of missionaries have failed, writing off those who were converted as nothing more than "rice Christians," or cynical souls who had frequented the missions for the benefits they provided. Some wonder if the Cultural Revolution extinguished any chances of Christianity in China. Rodney Stark and Xiuhua Wang offer a different perspective, arguing that Christianity is alive, well, and even on the rise. Stark approaches the topic from an extensive research background in both Christianity and Chinese history, and Wang provides an inside look at Christianity and its place in her home country of China. Both authors cover the history of religion in China, disproving older theories concerning not only the number of Christians, but the kinds of Christians that have emerged in the past 155 years. Stark and Wang claim that when just considering the visible Christians, those not part of underground churches, there are still thousands of Chinese being converted to Christianity each day, and forty new churches opening each week. A Star in the East draws on two major national surveys to sketch a close-up of religion in China. A reliable estimate is that by 2007 there were approximately 60 million Christians in China. If the current rate of growth were to hold until 2030, there would be more Christians in China-about 295 million-than in any other nation on earth. This has significant implications, not just for China but for the greater world order. It is probable that Chinese Christianity will splinter into denominations, likely leading to the same kinds of political, social, and economic ramifications seen in the West today. Whether you're new to studying Christianity in China, or whether this has been your area of
  • interest for years, A Star in the East provides a reliable, thought-provoking, and engaging account of the resilience of the Christian faith in China and the implications it has for the future
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Stark, Rodney
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BR1285
Literary form
non fiction
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dictionaries
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  • Wang, Xiuhua
  • ProQuest (Firm)
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  • China -- Church history
  • RELIGION -- Christianity -- General
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A Star in the East : The Rise of Christianity in China
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http://ebookcentral.proquest.com/lib/multco/detail.action?docID=2039374
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multicolored
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txt
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Contents
Cover -- Title Page -- Copyright -- Contents -- Preface -- Chapter 1: The New Religious Awakening in China -- Chapter 2: Christian Missions to China: 1860-1950 -- Chapter 3: Repression and Christian Resistance -- Chapter 4: Converting the Educated -- Chapter 5: Converting Rural China -- Chapter 6: Future Prospects and Consequences -- Notes -- Bibliography -- Index
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EBC2039374
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unknown
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1 online resource (161 pages)
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online
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9781599474885
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computer
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rdamedia
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Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2017. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries.
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  • (MiAaPQ)EBC2039374
  • (Au-PeEL)EBL2039374
  • (CaPaEBR)ebr11054810
  • (CaONFJC)MIL779842
  • (OCoLC)908671070
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A Star in the East : The Rise of Christianity in China
Link
http://ebookcentral.proquest.com/lib/multco/detail.action?docID=2039374
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
online resource
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cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Cover -- Title Page -- Copyright -- Contents -- Preface -- Chapter 1: The New Religious Awakening in China -- Chapter 2: Christian Missions to China: 1860-1950 -- Chapter 3: Repression and Christian Resistance -- Chapter 4: Converting the Educated -- Chapter 5: Converting Rural China -- Chapter 6: Future Prospects and Consequences -- Notes -- Bibliography -- Index
Control code
EBC2039374
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (161 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781599474885
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Note
Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2017. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries.
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unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
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  • (MiAaPQ)EBC2039374
  • (Au-PeEL)EBL2039374
  • (CaPaEBR)ebr11054810
  • (CaONFJC)MIL779842
  • (OCoLC)908671070

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