Surviving the State Remaking the Church

Surviving the State  Remaking the Church

This book also serves to bring back scholarly discussions on the habits of the heart as the condition that helps form identities and nurture social morality, whether individuals engage in private or public affairs.

Author: Li Ma

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 9781532634604

Category: Religion

Page: 226

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This sociological portrait presents how Chinese Christians have coped with life under a hostile regime over a span of different historical periods, and how Christian churches as collective entities have been reshaped by ripples of social change. China’s change from a centrally planned economy to a market economy, or from an agrarian society to an urbanizing society, are admittedly significant phenomena worthy of scholarly attention, but real changes are about values and beliefs that give rise to social structures over time. The growth of Christianity has become interwoven with the disintegration or emergence of Chinese cultural beliefs, political ideologies, and commercial values. Relying mainly on an oral history method for data collection, the authors allow the narratives of Chinese Christians to speak for themselves. Identifying the formative cultural elements, a sociohistorical analysis also helps to lay out a coherent understanding of the complexity of religious experiences for Christians in the Chinese world. This book also serves to bring back scholarly discussions on the habits of the heart as the condition that helps form identities and nurture social morality, whether individuals engage in private or public affairs.
Categories: Religion

Christianity Femininity and Social Change in Contemporary China

Christianity  Femininity and Social Change in Contemporary China

This book writes Protestant Chinese women into the history of twenty-first-century China.

Author: Li Ma

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9783030318024

Category: History

Page: 205

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Women make up the vast majority of Protestant Christians in China—a largely faceless majority, as their stories too often go untold in scholarly research as well as popular media. This book writes Protestant Chinese women into the history of twenty-first-century China. It features the oral histories of over a dozen women, highlighting themes of spiritual transformation, politicized culture, social mobility, urbanization, and family life. Each subject narrates not only her own story, but that of her mother, as well, revealing a deeply personal dimension to the dramatic social change that has occurred in a matter of decades. By uncovering the stories of Christian women in China, Li Ma offers a unique window onto the interactions between femininity and Christianity, and onto the socioeconomic upheavals that mark recent Chinese history.
Categories: History

China s Harvest Fields

China s Harvest Fields

Their inability to establish contact with existing churches deprived them of the
opportunity to learn from more experienced believers or to make the transition
themselves into a ... Ma and Li, Surviving the State, Remaking the Church, 50–60
. 6.

Author: Tabor Laughlin

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 9781725260917

Category: Religion

Page: 164

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This book is about specific ministry needs or opportunities in China. It is perfect for missionaries who are serving or will serve in China to read, to get a better idea for ministry opportunities within China. Additionally, the chapters are very relevant for Chinese believers in house churches in China. Though house churches in China have spread across China and matured over recent decades, this book focuses on multi-faceted ways that house churches in China can continue to mature in their faithfulness to the gospel. This book has multiple authors, each of which is writing a chapter relating to their expertise. A chapter in this book written by author John Ensor is about doing ministry through anti-abortion pregnancy help clinics in China. Another chapter in this book, written by Elisabeth Kim, is about doing ministry through working in large corporations in China. These are just some examples of profound and practical chapters that are written by the authors of this book about ministry opportunities in China. Some of the authors in this book are mission professors in the US. Some are missionaries with various platforms and ministries in China.
Categories: Religion

Religious Entrepreneurism in China s Urban House Churches

Religious Entrepreneurism in China   s Urban House Churches

This book offers a unique historical documentation of the development of the ambitious religious entrepreneurism by leaders of the Early Rain church (and later Western China Presbytery leadership), in an effort to gain social influence in ...

Author: Li Ma

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000227925

Category: Religion

Page: 242

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This book offers a unique historical documentation of the development of the ambitious religious entrepreneurism by leaders of the Early Rain church (and later Western China Presbytery leadership), in an effort to gain social influence in China through local institution-building and global public image management. It unravels the social processes of how this Christian community with a public image of defending religious freedom in China was undermined by an internal loss of moral authority. Based on publicly available texts from Chinese social media that aren’t readily available in the West as well as in-depth interviews, it is framed by existing scholarship in social theories of the public sphere, charismatic domination in social transition, and the role of power in organizational behaviour. These churches’ stories show how Christianity, which has long been politically marginalized in communist China, has not only adapted and challenged the socio-political status quo, but how it was also ironically shaped by the political culture. This is an insightful and critical ethnographic study of one of modern China’s most famous house churches. As such, it will be of great interest to scholars of Religion in China as well as those working in Religious Studies, Asian studies, Chinese studies, and Mission Studies more generally.
Categories: Religion

The Chinese Exodus

The Chinese Exodus

This book offers a sociological analysis as well as a theological discussion of China's internal migration since the marketization reform in 1978.

Author: Li Ma

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 9781532645990

Category: Religion

Page: 150

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This book offers a sociological analysis as well as a theological discussion of China's internal migration since the marketization reform in 1978. It documents the social and political processes that encompass the experiences of internal migrants from the countryside to the city during China's integration into the global economy. Informed by sociological analysis and narratives of the urban poor, this volume reconstructs the political, economic, social and spiritual dimensions of this urban underclass in China who made up the economic backbone of the Asian superpower.
Categories: Religion

Remaking the World

Remaking the World

Modeling Modes in the Middle Ages I know of no surviving models from the early
years of the Christian era or the Middle ... What we do have , however , are
paintings and mosaic depictions of models , often showing the donor of a church
... by the Royal Embassy of Saudi Arabia that toured the United States in the
1980s .

Author: James Roy King

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105018387576

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 287

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In Remaking the World, James Roy King weaves together strands of thought creating a tapestry that mirrors John Dewey's pragmatism of sufficiencies. King uses the concept of activity sets - relatively stable combinations of activities that characterize every large-scale human enterprise - to explain how modeling can help people make sense of the world around them.
Categories: Crafts & Hobbies

Remaking Maluku

Remaking Maluku

... sago groves and swidden plots during the week , and a general return to the
village on the weekend for church and socialising on Sunday . ... Of the 56
households in the village formed around a conjugal pair ( or surviving spouse )
only 7 or 12.5 % involve a marriage to a ... The village also constitutes an
administrative unit in the state political system , with its own elected village head
and officials .

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015041362099

Category: Community development

Page: 185

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Categories: Community development

Remaking Respectability

Remaking Respectability

... pioneered and led by women's clubs were supplanted with a more masculine
and " professional " strategy of state - sponsored reform . ... Although the authors
sugest that the clubs abandoned " literary and artistic dilettantism " surviving
programs and ... The Second Baptist Church and the Secularization of Religion
The 288.

Author: Victoria Widgeon Wolcott

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015035018723

Category: African American women

Page: 868

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Categories: African American women

Surviving the Change

Surviving the Change

10 " The Remaking of New Zealand ' , Ideas , CBC , 12 October 1994 . 11 P.
Simons , ' Tunnel or Tree ? Social Justice in a Technistic Society ' , paper for
symposium on the Church Leaders ' Statement on Social Justice , 19 November
1993 ... 22 For further discussion , see J. Kelsey , Rolling Back the State , ch.18 .

Author: David Harper

Publisher:

ISBN: UCSD:31822008082166

Category: Business enterprises

Page: 51

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Categories: Business enterprises

The Remaking of Modern Ireland 1750 1950

The Remaking of Modern Ireland  1750 1950

... oral and folkloric memories , helping to bridge the intellectual gap between the
leaders of the church and its humblest members . ... Many exempla appear in
surviving manuscripts of Gaelic sermons , including for instance the early
nineteenth - century sermons of a Co . ... Behold , with pity , my brethren , the sad
state death found him in ! . . . who can tell but the like fate may happen to some of
you ?

Author: Raymond Gillespie

Publisher: Four Courts PressLtd

ISBN: UOM:39015058276729

Category: History

Page: 256

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The publication of J.C. Beckett's The making of modern Ireland in 1966 was a milestone in the modern study of Irish history. A new generation of students has since built on Beckett's insights and has added new questions and problems to the historical agenda. These essays represent the fruits of more recent scholarship. They have all been produced in response to the establishment in 1999 by Four Courts Press of a prize to honor the work of J.C. Beckett. They concentrate on the emergence of modern Ireland from the late 18th century to the 20th, dealing not only with traditional themes of political change but also less explored subjects including emigration, preaching, the role of women and the workings of the law. These essays reflect some of the most important work being undertaken in Irish history today and taken together chart some of the areas being developed in the new understanding of how modern Ireland was made.
Categories: History

Virginia Woolf in 90 Minutes

Virginia Woolf in 90 Minutes

The story begins in the aftermath of Confederation, when the prospects of building a Christian nation persuaded a group of Congregationalist, Methodist, and Presbyterian leaders to set aside denominational differences and focus instead on ...

Author: Paul Strathern

Publisher: Ivan R Dee

ISBN: PSU:000065176696

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 124

View: 868

"As Canadian as the maple leaf" is how one observer summed up the United Church of Canada after its founding in 1925. But was this Canadian-made church flawed in its design, as critics have charged? A Church with the Soul of a Nation explores this question by weaving together the history of the United Church with a provocative analysis of religion and cultural change. The story begins in the aftermath of Confederation, when the prospects of building a Christian nation persuaded a group of Congregationalist, Methodist, and Presbyterian leaders to set aside denominational differences and focus instead on shared beliefs. Phyllis Airhart traces the new church's struggle to save its reputation during a bitter controversy with dissenting Presbyterians who refused to join what they considered a "creedless" church. Surviving the organizational and theological challenges of economic depression and war, the future of the church seemed bright. But the ties between personal faith and civic life that the founders took for granted were soon tattered by the secular cultural storm sweeping through western Christendom. The United Church's remaking came with the realization that creating a Christian social order in Canada was unlikely - perhaps even undesirable - in a pluralistic world. A Church with the Soul of a Nation sheds light on the United Church's past controversies and present dilemmas by showing how its founding vision both laid the groundwork for its accomplishments and complicated its adaptation to the new world taking shape.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

James Joyce in 90 Minutes

James Joyce in 90 Minutes

The story begins in the aftermath of Confederation, when the prospects of building a Christian nation persuaded a group of Congregationalist, Methodist, and Presbyterian leaders to set aside denominational differences and focus instead on ...

Author: Paul Strathern

Publisher: Ivan R Dee

ISBN: PSU:000065176009

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 113

View: 744

"As Canadian as the maple leaf" is how one observer summed up the United Church of Canada after its founding in 1925. But was this Canadian-made church flawed in its design, as critics have charged? A Church with the Soul of a Nation explores this question by weaving together the history of the United Church with a provocative analysis of religion and cultural change. The story begins in the aftermath of Confederation, when the prospects of building a Christian nation persuaded a group of Congregationalist, Methodist, and Presbyterian leaders to set aside denominational differences and focus instead on shared beliefs. Phyllis Airhart traces the new church's struggle to save its reputation during a bitter controversy with dissenting Presbyterians who refused to join what they considered a "creedless" church. Surviving the organizational and theological challenges of economic depression and war, the future of the church seemed bright. But the ties between personal faith and civic life that the founders took for granted were soon tattered by the secular cultural storm sweeping through western Christendom. The United Church's remaking came with the realization that creating a Christian social order in Canada was unlikely - perhaps even undesirable - in a pluralistic world. A Church with the Soul of a Nation sheds light on the United Church's past controversies and present dilemmas by showing how its founding vision both laid the groundwork for its accomplishments and complicated its adaptation to the new world taking shape.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

What I Believe and Why maybe

What I Believe and Why  maybe

Sometimes the isolator is a combination of church and state , such as still
sustains the Indian caste - system with its order of “ untouchables " shut out ...
Their culture is fossilized and their survival is a fossil survival because they are
excommunicated from what is culturally different . ... Real history consists in the
present transformation of the past : its present is ever the remaking of the past by
the future .

Author: Horace Meyer Kallen

Publisher:

ISBN: UVA:X002243599

Category: Civilization, Modern

Page: 207

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Categories: Civilization, Modern

Remaking Cities

Remaking Cities

What began at the Courthouse spread into a whole sale remaking of Pittsburgh in
the 1890's , when the city leaders attempted ... called Oakland , whose two
university campuses and dozens of clubhouses , churches , and cultural institutes
gave an ... Visitors to Junction Hollow today find that the surviving tenements look
picturesque rather than menacing because ... times all over the United States ,
was a perfect match between industrial America and the grandeur of historic
Europe .

Author: Barbara Davis

Publisher: University of Pittsburgh Press

ISBN: UOM:39015015461778

Category: Art

Page: 188

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Categories: Art

Dissertation Abstracts International

Dissertation Abstracts International

Kearney , Lisa M. , p.4406A Airman leadership school Transitioning leadership
skills learned in the United States Air ... Warren , Drake Edward , p.4433A
Alabama The past on trial : The Sixteenth Street Baptist Church bombing , civil
rights memory and the remaking of Birmingham ... Schultz , Bruce Robert , p.
4268A Alaska Native Indigenous emotional economies in Alaska : Surviving
youth in the village .

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105213180859

Category: Dissertations, Academic

Page:

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Categories: Dissertations, Academic

The Spectator

The Spectator

The On the 8th November , at Christ Church , New Zealand , W.J. Warburton
Hamilauthor rather inclines to the opinion that the original ... It is difficult Thirtieth
Regiment M.N.I. , second surviving son of the Rev. ... except the approbation of
the Vicar of Uxbridge , Middlesex , to Georgina Caroline , second daughter of the
late Southern States of America . ... H. A. Chichester to be Capt . by purchase ,
vice Lane , who remaking appearance , will limit the interest of the work to certain
classes ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105007428118

Category: English literature

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Categories: English literature

West s federal reporter cases argued and determined in the United States courts of appeals and Temporary Emergency Court of Appeals

West s federal reporter   cases argued and determined in the United States courts of appeals and Temporary Emergency Court of Appeals

Rewriting , remaking , or revising JUDICATIONS , OPINIONS , contract . AND
RECORDS C . A . 7 ( Ind ... Under Montana law , corporations surviving merger
were responsible for 100 ( 1 ) . In general ... Defendant ' s activities in forule . "
Church v . Sullivan , 942 F . 2d 1501 . rum state ; cause of action arising
therefrom . VII .

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Publisher:

ISBN: UCAL:B4441992

Category:

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The Chinese Recorder

The Chinese Recorder

Indirectly through its agency , the Rural Service Union , the church has gone into
politics . ... China which fits best into China's reconstructive urge and needs
would have the best chance of surviving and serving therein . ... Out of such an
experiment may come an answer to the question : " How can Christianity lead
Chinese youth in remaking the life of China's farmers ? ... This opportunity is
offered by the Peace Plebiscite taken recently among Congregationalists in the
United States by ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: UCAL:$B9919

Category: China

Page:

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Categories: China

Chinese Affairs

Chinese Affairs

Indirectly through its agency , the Rural Service Union , the church has gone into
politics . ... China which fits best into China's reconstructive urge and needs
would have the best chance of surviving and serving therein . ... Out of such an
experiment may come an answer to the question : " How can Christianity lead
Chinese youth in remaking the life of China's farmers ? ... This opportunity is
offered by the Peace Plebiscite taken recently among Congregationalists in the
United States by ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105118909352

Category: China

Page:

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Categories: China

American Book Publishing Record

American Book Publishing Record

843 Redefining survival . ... 973 Reforming the Scottish church . ... 75 Remaking
Italy in the twentieth century . ... review of United States assistance to Peruvian
counter - drug air interdiction efforts and the shootdown of a civilian aircraft on
April ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015066043129

Category: American literature

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Categories: American literature