Special Issue "Christianity and China in the 21st Century"
A special issue of Religions (ISSN 2077-1444).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 October 2016)
Prof. Dr. Mark G. Toulouse
Emmanuel College (Principal), and Department for the Study of Religion, University of Toronto, 75 Queen’s Park Crescent, Toronto, ON M5S 1K7, Canada
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Interests: religion and public life; religion and popular culture; theological education; history and theology of North American Christianity
The purpose of the Special Issue is to promote understanding concerning the development of Chinese Christianity in the twenty-first century; to strengthen dialogue between North American scholars/church leaders and Chinese scholars/church leaders; to inspire critical reflection about Chinese Christianity and the implications associated with its rapid development.
The focus of this Special Issue will include such things as:
- The history, context, challenges and prospects of Chinese official churches (those associated with the China Christian Council);
- The history, context, challenges and prospects of Chinese house churches (the “unofficial” congregations and Christian movements in China);
- The relationship of church and state in China;
- Christianity and Chinese contemporary public affairs and public life;
- Christianity and Chinese contemporary culture;
- The contributions made by Canadian missionaries to the development of Chinese Christianity
Existing scholarly literature has done very little to bring these particular topics together, or to create dialogue around these topics between Chinese and North American scholars.
Prof. Dr. Mark G. Toulouse
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- China Christian Council
- House Churches
- Church and State in China
- Public Life
- Contemporary Culture
- Chinese Christianity