China's Urban Christians: A Light That Cannot Be Hidden (Series: Studies in Chinese Christianity)
Author: Brent Fulton
Description: There are many perceptions and misperceptions of the church in China. Some see it as a major force while others see it as under persecution. Both are true—as many say about China: both are true someplace in China, but not everyplace. We know that China is certainly changing, but how? Brent Fulton, a long time China watcher, has written China's Urban Christians: A Light That Cannot Be Hidden with a well-nuanced understanding of those changes. This book looks at how massive urbanization is redrawing not only the geographic and social landscape of China, but in the process is transforming China's growing church as well. The purpose of this book is to explore how Christians in China perceive the challenges posed by their new urban context and to examine their proposed means of responding to these challenges. Although not primarily political in nature, these challenges nonetheless illustrate the complex interplay between China's Christian community and the Chinese party-state as it comes to terms with the continued growth and increasing prominence of Christianity in modern China. If you have any interest in China, Chinese Christians and their impact on our global world, this book will prove to be an invaluable resource for you.