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Chapter 17: Protestant Christianities in contemporary China
Protestant Christianity has since 1980 grown both in the number of its adherents and in its variation, despite the controls of the official Protestant association and the actions of the police against cults and unauthorized buildings. This chapter gives a full description of this variation, both among officially recognized Protestant churches and among the much more numerous churches outside the official association. Meeting places, churches, preachers and their networks are spread through every province, and among some of China’s ethnic minorities. Distinctly Chinese versions of Christianity have emerged and persisted.
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