Resilient Catholic church in China? Various Church's Strategies for Adapting to Changing Environment



Year of publication 2021
Type Appeared in Conference without Proceedings
MU Faculty or unit

Faculty of Arts

Description The paper examines the dynamic processes of the various social, political and cultural negotiations that the representatives of the “open” Catholic church encounter within authoritarian Chinese societies, where Christianity is a ‘foreign’ religious system brought to China by “colonial powers.” Even today, some Chinese refer to Christianity as yangjiao ??, a term meaning “foreign religion.” Conversion to Christianity is highly problematic for many people in China. Especially in recent years, the promotion of a political program of sinicization (PRCization) of religion (zongjiao zhongguohua ?????) created a new obstacle for the church.
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