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Protestantism in Twentieth-Century China
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The Search for a Chinese Church
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Already in the 1920s, Chinese Christian circles had divided into modernist and fundamentalist camps. Modernists would take active part in the cultural debates and nationalistic discourse of the pre-1949 era, whereas fundamentalists would sow the seeds of defiance against the communist regime, leading to the development of "house churches," that is, churches not recognized as part of the officially recognized "Three-self" campaign in the Mao era. Tseng's book will be grounded in local studies and individual histories - both of which are sorely needed in the current discourse. Using both document-based research and oral history groundwork, she will close her research with the story of Paul Xu, a fundamentalist preacher who defied the modernist-fundamentalist dichotomy. Xu was a communist, a Buddhist, and finally an underground fundamentalist preacher who was tortured during the Cultural Revolution. He is a figure who embodies the complicated political, intellectual, and social currents of twentieth-century China.
The Search for a Chinese Church by Gloria Tseng was published by Continuum in September 2016. The ISBN for The Search for a Chinese Church is 9781441137272.
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|Page last updated||4th August 2017|
|Author / Artist||Gloria Tseng|
|Publisher||Continuum (September 2016)|
|Number of Pages||288|