The Love of God in China

Can One Be Both Chinese and Christian?

by John S. Peale



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 4/5/2005

Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 302
ISBN : 9780595669806
Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 302
ISBN : 9780595336197
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 302
ISBN : 9780595784226

About the Book

This well-researched and thorough work presents Chinese Christianity in a way that will lead Christians and others to better understand their faith and China. The Love of God in China examines various aspects related to Christianity in this socialist country, including:

  • the status of Chinese Christian churches
  • the policy of Chinese government for state control of religion
  • the attitudes of Chinese people towards Christianity
  • theological perspectives in China
  • the Chinese perception of religious principles
  • successful efforts to cultivate Chinese Christianity

Author John Peale objectively presents the competing and conflicting positions of the diverse Chinese Christian groups. As he identifies the challenges faced by Christian individuals and churches in China, he not only suggests resolutions, but also proposes what Western Christians could learn from their Chinese family in the faith. Peale explores the ways Christianity can be submerged into Chinese culture.

About the Author

John Peale?s passion for China goes back twenty years, and that for Christianity all his life. He is a Professor of Philosophy and a Christian minister, the son of Dr. Norman Vincent Peale. John Peale has immersed himself in research work in Chinese studies, in Christianity and in native Chinese religions.