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Christianities in Asia

Phan, Peter C. [Hrsg.]:
Christianities in Asia / ed. by Peter C. Phan. - Malden, Mass. : Wiley-Blackwell, 2011. - xvii, 271 S. : Kt. - (Blackwell guides to global Christianity)
ISBN 978-1-4051-6089-6
£ 55,00 / EUR 66,00 (Hardcover)
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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

List of Maps. xi
Notes on Contributors. xiii
Preface. xv
1. Introduction: Asian Christianity/Christianities (Peter C. Phan). 1
2. India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Burma/Myanmar (Elizabeth Koepping). 9
3. Sri Lanka (Jeyaraj Rasiah). 45
4. Indonesia (John Prior). 61
5. Malaysia and Singapore (Edmund Kee-Fook Chia). 77
6. The Philippines (Jose Mario C. Francisco, S.J.). 97
7. Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos, Thailand (Peter C. Phan). 129
8. Mainland China (Ying Fuk-tsang). 149
9. Taiwan, Hong Kong, Macau (Lo Lung-kwong). 173
10. Japan (Mark R. Mullins). 197
11. South Korea (Andrew Eungi Kim). 217
12. The Middle East (Lois Farag). 233
Conclusion: Whither Asian Christianities? (Peter C. Phan). 255
Index. 263

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). Profile page.

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