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The Resource A star in the East : the rise of Christianity in China, Rodney Stark and Xiuhua Wang

A star in the East : the rise of Christianity in China, Rodney Stark and Xiuhua Wang

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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
Statement of responsibility
Rodney Stark and Xiuhua Wang
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Contributor
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Language
eng
Summary
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
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Stark, Rodney
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
Index
index present
LC call number
BR1285
LC item number
.S737 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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Wang, Xiuhua
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • China
  • Christianity
  • RELIGION
  • RELIGION
  • RELIGION
  • Christianity
  • China
Label
A star in the East : the rise of Christianity in China, Rodney Stark and Xiuhua Wang
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 131-139) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The new religious awakening in China -- Christian missions to China: 1860-1950 -- Repression and Christian resistance -- Converting the educated -- Converting rural China -- Future prospects and consequences
Control code
910288031
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xi, 148 pages
Isbn
9781599475172
Lccn
2015288086
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)910288031
Label
A star in the East : the rise of Christianity in China, Rodney Stark and Xiuhua Wang
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 131-139) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The new religious awakening in China -- Christian missions to China: 1860-1950 -- Repression and Christian resistance -- Converting the educated -- Converting rural China -- Future prospects and consequences
Control code
910288031
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xi, 148 pages
Isbn
9781599475172
Lccn
2015288086
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)910288031

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