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With almost twenty percent of our world’s population, China is a large mission field. This course presents a history of Protestant Christianity in China since 1949, tracing the development of the church within the context of modern Chinese history. Learners examine the influence of politics on religious and church life, and study the Party’s influence upon both the Three-Self Patriotic Movement and the independent house churches. The course begins with a discussion of church and state relations and concludes with spiritual lessons learned from Chinese history. Students are encouraged to appreciate the tremendous needs and opportunities in China, and to reflect on how God might use them for Chinese ministry.
Legacy CollectionThis course is part of a collection of courses taught by world-class evangelical professors from across the globe on a variety of topics. The lessons are presented on an intermediate to college or seminary level and provide a wealth of information for those who want to dig deeper into their faith. Select courses in the collection are from the Institute of Theological Studies (ITS), which was acquired by Our Daily Bread University.
- Explain the history of state and church relations in China.
- Trace the political development of China since the Communist Party’s establishment in 1949 and show the effect of politics on religious policy.
- State the nature of Chinese communist religious policy and explain how it functions in conjunction with the Religious Affairs Bureau, the patriotic religious organizations, and the Public Security Bureau.
- Develop viable approaches to China ministries for the present and future.
It helped me to put things in a proper perspective in my life, by learning what they go through in china. Notes on the course would have been useful in understanding the material and spelling.James, United States (US)