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Chinese Christian History
Religion and Theology
Pages 8 (2008 words)
Chinese Christian History Table of Contents I. Introduction 3 II. Chinese Christian History 4 A. How Chinese Christianity Developed 4 B. Impact of Chinese Christianity on Chinese Culture and Society 6 C. Impact of Chinese Christianity on the Daily Lives of the Chinese 8 D.
There is a current interest in Chinese Christianity studies owing to what many quarters see as an upsurge in the number of Christians in the country in recent times, with some estimates putting the number of Chinese Christians at anywhere between 25 million to 200 million, said to be the highest those numbers have ever been in China, with prospects for more growth in the number of new entrants to Christianity moving forward. This, in spite of a history of Christian persecution and persecution and suppression of religious expression by the government authorities in China through time, making it difficult to come up with accurate assessments of the state of Christianity in the country at any given time. The implication is that the persecution must drive some of the Christian activities underground, so that at any given time in history, one can say that the official numbers belie an even larger underground population of Chinese Christians who choose to remain incognito rather than face the wrath of the Chinese bureaucratic machine. ...
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