Jesus in Beijing: How Christianity Is Transforming China And Changing the Global Balance of Power

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Regnery Publishing, Nov 1, 2006 - Religion - 418 pages
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Is China America's Next Great Ally?

AN UNREPORTED TECTONIC shift is happening in global politics—and it’s driven by religion. Within the next thirty years, one-third of China’s population could be Christian, making China one of the largest Christian nations in the world. These Christians could also be China’s leaders, guiding the largest economy in the world.

Veteran reporter David Aikman, former Beijing bureau chief for Time magazine,
takes you inside this revolution to reveal some shocking facts. In Jesus in Beijing, you’ll learn:
Why China might be America’s next ally against radical Islam
Why the Chinese believe that Christianity is crucial to the rise of the West—and of China
How the Christian underground has spread—and won over key members of the Chinese Communist Party
While China’s Communist rulers hope to reap the social and economic benefits of Christianity without losing power, as David Aikman so provocatively points out, the Chinese dragon might just be tamed by the Christian Lamb. Few books change the way a reader views the world. Jesus in Beijing is one of those books.
  

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User Review  - Liz Linssen - Goodreads

A good introduction to Christianity in china: how it grew, key leaders and the style of christianity existing today. A worthwhile read. Read full review

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User Review  - Michelle Rader - Goodreads

Interesting history as well current state of the church in China. Inspiring and informative. Read full review

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Contents

JESUS COMES TO BEIJING
5
PATHFINDERS
19
PATRIARCHS
47
UNCLES
73
AUNTS NEPHEWS AND NIECES
97
SEMINARIES TRAINING A NEW GENERATION
119
EARLY YEARS OF THE STATE CHURCH
135
AFTER THE CULTURAL REVOLUTION
161
PERSECUTION
225
ARTISTS WRITERS AND ACADEMICS
245
FOREIGNERS
265
CHINAS CHRISTIAN FUTURE?
287
DEVELOPMENTS SINCE 2003
295
UNITED APPEAL
311
NOTES
379
ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
397

CHINAS JERUSALEM
179
BACK TO JERUSALEM
193
CATHOLICS
205

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Former TIME Magazine Jerusalem bureau chief DAVID AIKMAN takes on the headline- grabbing subject of the Middle East in The Mirage of Peace: Understanding the Never-ending Conflict in the Middle East. In this comprehensive look at the region, Aikman goes beyond the headlines and sound-bites to examine the complex and deeply rooted sources of the bloodshed and discord that seem to characterize the Middle East. With a journalist's objectivity and an historian's analysis, Aikman, who is now a college history professor, explains the historical context of the animosities dominating today's news, giving readers an understanding of the personalities, relationships and web of complicated loyalties behind the thorny issues that have defied all attempts to bring a lasting peace to the region.

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