Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
Disciples of All NationsPillars of World Christianity$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

Lamin O. Sanneh

Print publication date: 2008

Print ISBN-13: 9780195189605

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2008

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195189605.001.0001

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM OXFORD SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (www.oxfordscholarship.com). (c) Copyright Oxford University Press, 2019. All Rights Reserved. Under the terms of the licence agreement, an individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in OSO for personal use (for details see www.oxfordscholarship.com/page/privacy-policy).date: 24 April 2019

 Christian Awakening and the New China

 Christian Awakening and the New China

Bamboo Pillar

Chapter:
(p.243) 8 Christian Awakening and the New China
Source:
Disciples of All Nations
Author(s):

Lamin Sanneh (Contributor Webpage)

Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195189605.003.0009

Synopsis: The chapter describes Chinese nationalism's confrontation with missions, and how Marxist revolution continued that confrontation, culminating in Mao's New China. The chapter examines the Cultural Revolution, the Protestant Three‐Self movement, the Catholic Patriotic Association, and the phenomenon of registered and unregistered churches to account for the religious ferment in post‐Maoist China. China's Marxist revolution found resonance among progressive Western voices who called for appeasement and accommodation. The chapter describes the ordination of Florence Lei as lightening rod for debate about women's role in church and society, and the ensuing controversy at the 1948 Lambeth Conference. Catholic and Protestant fortunes revived after the thaw in 1986, and the chapter discusses the role of charismatic groups and the Catholic renewal in China's global role. The chapter concludes with a look at religion as a dimension of civil society, and the importance of the growing Chinese diaspora.

Keywords:   New China, Mao Tse‐tung, Marxism, cultural revolution, Three‐Self movement, Patriotic Association, Florence Lei, appeasement, diaspora

Oxford Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs , and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us .