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Redeemed by Fire : The Rise of Popular Christianity in Modern China / Xi Lian.

Author/Creator:
Lian, Xi author., Author,
Publication:
New Haven, CT : Yale University Press, [2010]
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource (288 p.) : 21 b/w illus.
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De Gruyter University Press Library.
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Language:
In English.
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Mode of access: Internet via World Wide Web.
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Summary:
This book is the first to address the history and future of homegrown, mass Chinese Christianity. Drawing on a large collection of fresh sources-including contemporaneous accounts, diaries, memoirs, archival material, and interviews-Lian Xi traces the transformation of Protestant Christianity in twentieth-century China from a small, beleaguered "missionary" church buffeted by antiforeignism to an indigenous popular religion energized by nationalism and millenarianism. Lian shows that, with a current membership that rivals that of the Chinese Communist Party, and the ability to galvanize China's millions into apocalyptic convulsion and messianic exuberance, the popular Christian movement channels the aspirations and the discontent of the masses and will play an important role in shaping the country's future.
Contents:
Frontmatter
Contents
Acknowledgments
Abbreviations
Introduction
1. In Search of Chinese Christianity
2. The Lightning out of the East
3. The Jesus Family
4. The Smitten Land
5. "Elucidating the Way"
6. "Flame for God": John Sung and the Bethel Band
7. Awaiting Rapture
8. The Indigenous Church Movement through War and Revolution
9. Cries in the Wilderness
Afterword
Notes
Glossary
Bibliography
Index
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Description based on online resource; title from PDF title page (publisher's Web site, viewed 24. Apr 2020)
Contributor:
De Gruyter.
ISBN:
9780300162837
OCLC:
811405703
Publisher Number:
10.12987/9780300162837 doi
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Restricted for use by site license.