Faculty Article: The Chinese Church in Transition - Gordon Conwell

Faculty Article: The Chinese Church in Transition

A faculty member who is familiar with the church in East Asia recently published an article for ChinaSource delineating the development of the church in China from the Cultural Revolution in 1976 until now. From revival and monumental growth, beginning in the 1970’s, to the increasing difficulties of the present era, the Chinese church has persevered through the rapid changes of political and cultural movements nationally.

The Chinese church is diverse in its appearance, from rural house churches to the mega churches of Beijing or Shanghai, and this faculty member suggests that the only way forward is with highly contextualized models that may lead to the rise of a genuinely Chinese ecclesiology.

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