Lightning from the East

Heterodoxy and Christianity in Contemporary China


Author: Emily Dunn

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9004297251

Category: Religion

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Lightning from the East uncovers the teachings and activities of Chinese Protestant-related new religious movements such as the Church of Almighty God, how Chinese authorities and Christians have responded to them, and how they fit with Chinese religion and global Christianity.

Chinese Religions in Contemporary Societies


Author: James Miller

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 1851096264

Category: Reference

Page: 317

View: 9104

A comprehensive introduction to the resurgence of religion in China and Taiwan since the end of the Cultural Revolution and a wide-ranging examination of the impact of religious traditions on Euro-Americans and Chinese immigrants in present-day North America. * A collection of essays written by a diverse lineup of distinguished experts including James Miller, Tam Wai Lun, Ven. Jing Yin, Kim Sung-Hae, Alison Marshall, Tak-ling Terry Woo, David Palmer, Jonathan H. X. Lee, and Elijah Siegler * Photographs illustrating important aspects of Chinese religious practices * A bibliography for each chapter to facilitate further research * An index for fast access to key events, individuals, organizations, deities, religious terms and practices, and time periods

Chinese Society

Change, Conflict and Resistance


Author: Elizabeth J. Perry,Mark Selden

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134417233

Category: History

Page: 264

View: 3625

Written by an interdisciplinary and international team of Chinese scholars, this book offers an authoriative analysis of contemporary Chinese society, protest and resistance.

Religion in Chinese Society

A Study of Contemporary Social Functions of Religion and Some of Their Historical Factors


Author: C. K. Yang

Publisher: Univ of California Press


Category: China

Page: 473

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Religion and Chinese Society: Ancient and medieval China


Author: John Lagerwey

Publisher: Chinese University Press

ISBN: 9789629961237

Category: Religion

Page: 927

View: 8203

These volumes contain a selection of twenty-one essays presented in a conference convened jointly by the Ecole francaise d'Extreme-Orient and the Centre for the Study of Religion and Chinese Society of the Chinese University of Hong Kong, on "Religion and Chinese Society: The Transformation of a Field and Its Implications for the Study of Chinese Culture". The collection provides as wide a coverage as possible of recent research in the history of Chinese religion and seeks to draw some tentative conclusions about the implications for the study of Chinese religion and society in general.

Jesus in Beijing

How Christianity Is Transforming China And Changing the Global Balance of Power


Author: David Aikman

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1596986522

Category: Religion

Page: 418

View: 6360

This book details the great unreported story of the Chinese giant, its enormously rapid conversion to Christianity, and what this change means to the global balance of power.

Eine kurze Geschichte der Menschheit


Author: Yuval Noah Harari

Publisher: DVA

ISBN: 364110498X

Category: History

Page: 528

View: 3867

Krone der Schöpfung? Vor 100 000 Jahren war der Homo sapiens noch ein unbedeutendes Tier, das unauffällig in einem abgelegenen Winkel des afrikanischen Kontinents lebte. Unsere Vorfahren teilten sich den Planeten mit mindestens fünf weiteren menschlichen Spezies, und die Rolle, die sie im Ökosystem spielten, war nicht größer als die von Gorillas, Libellen oder Quallen. Vor 70 000 Jahren dann vollzog sich ein mysteriöser und rascher Wandel mit dem Homo sapiens, und es war vor allem die Beschaffenheit seines Gehirns, die ihn zum Herren des Planeten und zum Schrecken des Ökosystems werden ließ. Bis heute hat sich diese Vorherrschaft stetig zugespitzt: Der Mensch hat die Fähigkeit zu schöpferischem und zu zerstörerischem Handeln wie kein anderes Lebewesen. Anschaulich, unterhaltsam und stellenweise hochkomisch zeichnet Yuval Harari die Geschichte des Menschen nach und zeigt alle großen, aber auch alle ambivalenten Momente unserer Menschwerdung.

Worldmark Encyclopedia of Religious Practices: Countries A-L


Author: Thomas Riggs

Publisher: Gale Cengage

ISBN: 9780787666132

Category: Religion

Page: 3

View: 3079

In 1,800 pages across 3 volumes, Worldmark Encyclopedia of Religious Practices provides information on current religious practices around the world with an emphasis on how religions impact the daily lives of their followers.

China and Christianity: Burdened Past, Hopeful Future

Burdened Past, Hopeful Future


Author: Stephen Uhalley,Xiaoxin Wu

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317475003

Category: History

Page: 520

View: 7442

This collection offers fresh perspectives on Sino-Western cultural relations, with particular regard to the experience of Christianity in China. The contributors include authorities from China (including Hong Kong and Taiwan), Europe (including Russia and Eastern Europe), and North America.

The Literary Panorama, and National Register

A Review of Books, Register of Events, Magazine of Varieties: Comprising Interesting Intelligence from the Various Districts of the United Kingdom; the British Connexions in America, Africa, the East Indies, the West Indies, Western Asia &c. and from All Parts of the World ...


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Publisher: N.A



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Der Report der Magd



Author: Margaret Atwood

Publisher: Piper ebooks

ISBN: 3492970591

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

View: 8427

Die provozierende Vision eines totalitären Staats, in dem Frauen keine Rechte haben: Die Dienerin Desfred besitzt etwas, was ihr alle Machthaber, Wächter und Spione nicht nehmen können, nämlich ihre Hoffnung auf ein Entkommen, auf Liebe, auf Leben ... Margaret Atwoods »Report der Magd« wurde zum Kultbuch einer ganzen Generation und von Volker Schlöndorff unter dem Titel »Die Geschichte der Dienerin« verfilmt.

The Cyclopædia

Or, Universal Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and Literature


Author: Abraham Rees

Publisher: N.A


Category: Encyclopedias and dictionaries

Page: N.A

View: 4437

Der Schmuggler Gottes

er wusste nie, ob hinter der Grenze Tod oder Leben auf ihn wartete


Author: Brother Andrew (Evangelist),John L. Sherrill,Elizabeth Sherrill

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783775153904


Page: 334

View: 8991

Dynamics of Local Governance in China During the Reform Era


Author: Tse-Kang Leng,Yun-han Chu

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 073914409X

Category: Political Science

Page: 326

View: 9940

Since the Chinese economic reform was realized in the early 1990s, a significant revolution has been launched socially, economically, and politically in China. At present, China is an indispensable actor in the international arena, so that the transitionsdomestically bring about substantial influence on the whole world. Dynamics of Local Governance in China during the Reform takes close look at China's current transformation and its broader implications. Through their thought-provoking essays, thecontributors to this volume dissect China's transformation by examining various topics in the field of contemporary China studies, such as rural industrialization, development of civic society, socio-economic transformation and local self-governance.

The American Soul

Rediscovering the Wisdom of the Founders


Author: Jacob Needleman

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1440650446

Category: Religion

Page: 400

View: 5134

Looking at the lives of America's founders-including Washington, Jefferson, and Franklin-scholar and bestselling author Jacob Needleman explores their core of inner beliefs; their religious and spiritual sensibilities; and their individual conception of the purpose of life. The founders, Needleman argues, conceived of an "inner democracy": a continual pursuit of wisdom and self-improvement that would undergird the outer democracy in which we live today. Any understanding of America as a nation of spiritual values will in the years ahead require Needleman's work as a point of reference.

American Orientalism

The United States and the Middle East since 1945


Author: Douglas Little

Publisher: Univ of North Carolina Press

ISBN: 9780807877616

Category: History

Page: 464

View: 1127

Douglas Little explores the stormy American relationship with the Middle East from World War II through the war in Iraq, focusing particularly on the complex and often inconsistent attitudes and interests that helped put the United States on a collision course with radical Islam early in the new millennium. After documenting the persistence of "orientalist" stereotypes in American popular culture, Little examines oil, Israel, and other aspects of U.S. policy. He concludes that a peculiar blend of arrogance and ignorance has led American officials to overestimate their ability to shape events in the Middle East from 1945 through the present day, and that it has been a driving force behind the Iraq war. For this updated third edition, Little covers events through 2007, including a new chapter on the Bush Doctrine, demonstrating that in many important ways, George W. Bush's Middle Eastern policies mark a sharp break with the past.

A Flash of Lightning in the Dark of Night

A Guide to the Bodhisattva's Way of Life


Author: Dalai Lama XIV Bstan-ʼdzin-rgya-mtsho

Publisher: Shambhala Dragon Editions


Category: Religion

Page: 141

View: 7750

Describes the path to enlightenment as followed by the Bodhisattva

Warum Gott?

Vernünftiger Glaube oder Irrlicht der Menschheit?


Author: Timothy Keller

Publisher: Brunnen Verlag Gießen

ISBN: 3765570370

Category: Religion

Page: 336

View: 4944

Warum Gott? Ist es heute noch vernünftig zu glauben? Ist der Glaube nicht irrelevant, ohne Antworten auf die drängenden Fragen der Zeit? Hat die Wissenschaft nicht den Glauben an Gott längst widerlegt? Mächtige Fragen an den Allmächtigen! Tim Keller findet Antworten, die nicht nur den Zweifler nachdenklich werden lassen. Und er nennt gute Gründe für den Glauben.