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Author Phan, Peter C
Title Christianities in Asia
Imprint Hoboken : John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated, 2010
©2010
book jacket
Edition 1st ed
Descript 1 online resource (291 pages)
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Series Wiley Blackwell Guides to Global Christianity Ser
Wiley Blackwell Guides to Global Christianity Ser
Note Christianities in Asia -- Contents -- List of Maps -- Notes on Contributors -- Preface -- 1 Introduction: Asian Christianity/ Christianities -- Which Asia? -- Which Christianity? -- Introducing Asian Christianities -- 2 India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Burma/Myanmar -- Local Basics -- The Early Christian Presence in Mainland South Asia -- The First Attack on Contextualized South Asian Christianity -- A Second Attack on Contextualized South Asian Christianity -- Contextualization in Early Roman Catholicism Elsewhere in South Asia -- Protestant Contextualization - the Pietists -- The Baptists -- Laity and the Expansion of Christianity -- Contemporary Contextualisation in South Asia: Church, State, and People -- Violent Attacks Against Christian Churches -- Theological, Ecclesial, and Liturgical Contextualization -- The Performance of Christianity in South Asia -- Toward a Conclusion -- 3 Sri Lanka -- The Land, its Make Up and the People -- The Portuguese Period -- The Dutch Period -- The British Period -- Independent Sri Lanka -- At the Turn of the Century -- The Present Scenario -- Process of Inculturation and Contextualized Theology -- Whither Sri Lanka? -- 4 Indonesia -- Language -- Cultural Diversity -- Christian Diversity -- Outward Form, Inner Spirit -- Christians and Muslims -- Papua: Dignity and Identity -- Ambon: Conflict and Reconciliation -- Sulawesi: Vibrant and Vocal -- East Nusa Tenggara: Christian Heartlands -- Bali: A Minority within a Minority -- Java: Indigenous Roots -- Java: Education -- Java: Art and Music -- Java: Movers and Shakers -- Jakarta: Pietism and Social Engagement -- Sumatra: Local Roots, National Leadership -- Future Prospects -- 5 Malaysia and Singapore -- The Countries and Their People -- Political, Cultural, and Religious History -- British Imperialism and Racial and Ethnic Politics
Christianity: Its Beginnings and Development -- Christianity: A Foreign Religion -- The Challenge of an Indigenous Church -- The Challenge of Islamization -- The Challenge of Ecumenism -- The Challenge of Church-State Relations -- The New and Growing Churches -- 6 The Philippines -- Transplanting Spanish Catholicism -- Appropriating Christianity, Resisting Colonial Rule -- (Re)Building Mission -- Meeting National Challenges, Engaging the World -- "In But Not Of This World" -- 7 Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos, Thailand -- The Socialist Republic of Vietnam -- Cambodia, Laos, Thailand -- A Look Into the Future -- 8 Mainland China -- A New China -- World Christianity and Chinese Christianity -- Christianity with Chinese Characteristics -- Christianity and Chinese Society -- Christianity's Prospects in China -- 9 Taiwan, Hong Kong, Macau -- Taiwan -- Hong Kong -- Macau -- 10 Japan -- Introduction -- The Cultural Diversity of Christianity in Japan -- Roman Catholic Mission in Pre-Modern Japan -- Persecution and Martyrdom -- Hidden Christians -- The Second Phase of Christian Mission: Increasing Diversity -- State Shinto and the Christian Churches -- The Place of Nagasaki in Japanese Catholicism -- Postwar Developments -- The Wider Impact of Christianity: Education and Social Welfare -- Christianity as a Japanese Religion: Diverse Appropriations -- From "Paternal" to "Maternal" Religion -- Uchimura Kanz o and the Non-church Movement -- Inculturation and the Ancestors in Japanese Christianity -- "Christian" Weddings and the Rites of Passage -- Inter-Faith Dialogue -- Future Prospects -- 11 South Korea -- Introduction -- The Beginning of Christianity in Korea -- Indigenous Christian Leaders, Past and Present -- Christianity as an Agency of Modernization -- The Rise of Christianity Amidst Rapid Industrialization and Urbanization
This-Worldly Orientation of Korean Protestantism -- Individual Religiosity of Christians -- The Future of Christianity in Korea -- 12 The Middle East -- The Syriac Orthodox Church of Antioch -- The Church of the East -- Missionary Activity of the Syriac Church -- Churches in Arabia -- The Maronite Church -- The Armenians in the Middle East -- The Last Century -- Conclusion: Whither Asian Christianities? -- A Prospective Glance -- Future Directions: A Triple Dialogue -- Asian and Pentecostal -- Index
Christianity in Asia explores the history, development, and current state of Christianity across the world's largest and most populous continent. Offers detailed coverage of the growth of Christianity within South Asia; among the thousands of islands comprising Southeast Asia; and across countries whose Christian origins were historically linked, including Vietnam, Thailand, China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Japan, and Korea Brings together a truly international team of contributors, many of whom are natives of the countries they are writing about Considers the Middle Eastern countries whose Christian roots are deepest, yet have turbulent histories and uncertain futures Explores the ways in which Christians in Asian countries have received and transformed Christianity into their local or indigenous religion Shows Christianity to be a vibrant contemporary movement in many Asian countries, despite its comparatively minority status in these regions
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Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2020. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries
Link Print version: Phan, Peter C. Christianities in Asia Hoboken : John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated,c2010 9781405160902
Subject Christianity -- Asia
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