Christianities in Asia

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Peter C. Phan
John Wiley & Sons, Jan 21, 2011 - Religion - 288 pages
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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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Contents

India Pakistan Bangladesh
The Land its Make UP and the People
Independent Sri Lanka
Language
Indigenous Roots
The Countries and Their People
The Challenge of an Indigenous Church
The New and Growing Churches
Cambodia Laos Thailand
Mainland China
Taiwan Hong Kong Macau
Japan
South Korea
The Middle East
Whither Asian Christianities?
Index

Transplanting Spanish Catholicism
Further Reading

Common terms and phrases

About the author (2011)

Peter C. Phan holds the Ignacio Ellacuría Chair of Catholic Social Thought at Georgetown University. The first non-Anglo person to be elected President of Catholic Theological Society of America, his books include Mission and Catechesis (1999), Christianity with an Asia Face (2003), and Vietnamese-American Catholics (2005).

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