By John Craig William Keating
As a case learn of 1 person church, working from an old (rather than theological) point of view, this learn examines the adventure of individuals at this church opposed to the backdrop of the turbulent politics of the Mao and Deng eras. It asks and seeks to respond to questions equivalent to: have been the folk on the church happy to determine the overseas missionaries depart? have been humans pressured to signal the so-called “Christian manifesto”"? as soon as the church doorways have been closed in 1966, did worshippers move underground? Why was once this actual church in particular selected to be the 1st re-opened in Shanghai in 1979? What causes are there for its out of the ordinary progress on the grounds that then?
A enormous percentage of the information for this learn is drawn from chinese resources, together with interviews, own correspondence, facts, inner church records and information, lots of that have by no means formerly been released or accessed by means of international researchers.
The major concentration of this research is at the interval from 1949 to 1989, a interval during which the church skilled many ups and downs, regulations and obstacles. The Mao period, particularly, continues to be one of many least understood and rarely written approximately sessions within the historical past of Christianity in China. This examine for that reason makes an important contribution to our evolving knowing of the fragile balancing act among compromise, co-operation and compliance that categorises church-state family in glossy China.
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A Protestant Church in Communist China: Moore Memorial Church Shanghai 1949–1989 (Studies in Christianity in China) by John Craig William Keating