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Redeemed by Fire: The Rise of Popular Christianity in Modern China

Xi Lian


This book addresses the history and future of homegrown, mass Chinese Christianity. Drawing on a large collection of fresh sources—including contemporaneous accounts, diaries, memoirs, archival material, and interviews—it traces the transformation of Protestant Christianity in twentieth-century China from a small, beleaguered “missionary” church buffeted by antiforeignism to an indigenous popular religion energized by nationalism and millenarianism. The book shows that, with a current membership which rivals that of the Chinese Communist Party, and the ability to galvanize China's millions int ... More

Keywords: Chinese Christianity, missionary, antiforeignism, indigenous popular religion, nationalism, millenarianism, Chinese Communist Party

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2010 Print ISBN-13: 9780300123395
Published to Yale Scholarship Online: October 2013 DOI:10.12987/yale/9780300123395.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Xi Lian, author