A Protestant Church in Communist China: Moore Memorial by John Craig William Keating PDF

By John Craig William Keating

ISBN-10: 1611460905

ISBN-13: 9781611460902

Freedom of non secular trust is assured less than the structure of the People’s Republic of China, however the measure to which this freedom is ready to be exercised continues to be a hugely arguable factor. a lot scholarly realization has been given to persecuted underground teams corresponding to Falungong, yet one region that is still principally unexplored is the connection among formally registered church buildings and the communist executive. This examine investigates the heritage of 1 such authentic church, Moore Memorial Church in Shanghai. This church used to be based through American Methodist missionaries. by the point of the 1949 revolution, it was once the biggest Protestant church in East Asia, working seven day per week courses.

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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