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Title Christianities in Asia / edited by Peter C. Phan.

Publication Info. Malden, MA : Wiley-Blackwell, 2011.


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 University of Saint Joseph: Pope Pius XII Library - Standard Shelving Location  275 C555C    Check Shelf
Description xvii, 271 pages : maps ; 23 cm.
Series Blackwell guides to global Christianity
Blackwell guides to global Christianity.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents 1. Introduction: Asian Christianity/Christianities: Which Asia? -- Which Christianity? -- Introducing Asian Christianities / Peter C. Phan -- 2. India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Burma/Myanmar: Local Basics -- Early Christian Presence in Mainland South Asia -- The First Attack on Contextualized South Asian Christianity -- A Second Attack on Contextualized South Asian Christianity -- Contextualization in Early Roman Catholicism Elsewhere in South Asia -- Protestant Contextualization- the Pietists -- The Baptists -- Laity and the Expansion of Christianity -- Contemporary Contextualisation in South Asia: Church, State, and People -- Violent Attacks Against Christian Churches -- Theological, Ecclesial, and Liturgical Contextualization -- The Performance of Christianity in South Asia -- Toward a Conclusion / Elizabeth Koepping --
3. Sri Lanka: The Land, its Make Up and the People -- The Portuguese Period -- The Dutch Period -- The British Period -- Independent Sri Lanka -- At the Turn of the Century -- The Present Scenario -- Process of Inculturation and Contextualized Theology -- Whither Sri Lanka? / Jeyaraj Rasiah -- 4. Indonesia: Language -- Cultural Diversity -- Christian Diversity -- Outward Form, Inner Spirit -- Christians and Muslims -- Papua: Dignity and Identity -- Ambon: Conflict and Reconciliation -- Sulawesi: Vibrant and Vocal -- East Nusa Tenggara: Christian Heartlands -- Bali: A Minority within a Minority -- Java: Indigenous Roots -- Java: Education -- Java: Art and Music -- Java: Movers and Shakers -- Jakarta: Pietism and Social Engagement -- Sumatra: Local Roots, National Leadership -- Future Prospects / John Prior --
5. Malaysia and Singapore: The Countries and Their People -- Political, Culture, and Religious History -- British Imperialism and Racial and Ethnic Politics -- Christianity: Its Beginnings and Development -- Christianity: A Foreign Religion -- The Challenge of an Indigenous Church -- The Challenge of Islamization -- The Challange of Ecumenism -- The Challenge of Church-State Relations -- The New and Growing Churches / Edmund Kee-Fook Chia -- 6. The Philippines: Transplanting Spanish Catholicism -- Appropriating Christianity, Resisting Colonial Rule -- (Re)Building Mission -- Meeting National Challenges, Engaging the World -- "In But Not Of This World" / José Mario C. Francisco -- 7. Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos, Thailand: The Socialist Republic of Vietnam -- Cambodia, Loas, Thailand -- A Look Into the Future / Peter C. Phan --
8. Mainland China: A New China -- World Christianity and Chinese Christianity -- Christianity with Chinese Characteristics -- Christianity and Chinese Society -- Christianity's Prospects in China / Ying Fuk-tsang -- 9. Taiwan, Hong Kong, Macau: Taiwan -- Hong Kong -- Macau / Lo Lung-kwong -- 10. Japan: Introduction -- The Cultural Diversity of Christianity in Japan -- Roman Catholic Mission in Pre-Modern Japan -- Persecution and Martydom -- Hidden Christians -- The Second Phase of Christian Mission: Increasing Diversity -- State Shinto and the Christian Churches -- The Place of Nagasaki in Japanese Catholicism -- Postwar Developments -- The Wider Impact of Christianity: Education and Social Welfare -- Christianity as a Japanese Religion: Diverse Appropriations -- From "Paternal" to "Maternal" Religion -- Uchimura Kanzō and the Non-church Movement -- Inculturation and the Ancestors in Japanese Christianity -- "Christian" Weddings and the Rites of Passage -- Inter-Faith Dialogue -- Future Prospects / Mark R. Mullins --
11. South Korea: Introduction -- The Beginning of Christianity in Korea -- Indigenous Christian Leaders, Past, and Present -- Christianity as an Agency of Modernization -- The Rise of Christianity Amidst Rapid Industrialization and Urbanization -- This-Worldly Orientation of Korean Protestantism -- Individual Religiosity of Christians -- The Future of Christianity in Korea / Andrew Eungi Kim -- The Middle East: The Syriac Orthodox Church of Antioch -- The Church of the East -- Missionary Activity of the Syriac Church -- Churches in Arabia -- gThe Maronite Church -- gThe Armenians in the Middle East -- gThe Last Century / Lois Farag -- Conclusion: Whither Asian Christianities?: A Prospective Glance -- Future Directions: A Triple Dialogue -- Asian and Pentecostal / Peter C. Phan.
Summary Christianity in Asia explores the history, development, and current state of Christianity across the world's largest and most populous continent. This book: 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. - Publisher.
Subject Christianity -- Asia.
Added Author Phan, Peter C., 1943-
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