Christianities in Asia

Christianities in Asia

Editor(s): Peter C. Phan

Published Online: 17 MAR 2011 04:34AM EST

Print ISBN: 9781405160896

Online ISBN: 9781444392616

DOI: 10.1002/9781444392616

About this Book

Christianity in Asia explores the history, development, and current state of Christianity across the world's largest and most populous continent.

  • 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

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