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 BurmaMyanmar
9
Sri Lanka
45
Independent Sri Lanka
52
Indonesia
61
A Minority within a Minority
67
Malaysia and Singapore
77
The Philippines
97
Vietnam Cambodia Laos Thailand
129
Christianity and Chinese Society
161
Taiwan Hong Kong Macau
173
Japan
197
South Korea
217
Christianity as an Agency of Modernization
223
The Middle East
233
The Church of the East
240
The Armenians in the Middle East
249

Cambodia Laos Thailand
141
Mainland China
149

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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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