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by David Aikman

Subcategory: Christian Books
Author: David Aikman
ISBN: 1854247158
ISBN13: 978-1854247155
Language: English
Publisher: Monarch Books (February 18, 2005)
Pages: 352
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In Jesus in Beijing, David Aikman recounts the fascinating story of how Christianity began in China (even predating Francis Xavier and the Jesuits), and the bloody anti-Christian persecutions (especially under the Communists), the revival of an underground Christian movement led b. .

In Jesus in Beijing, David Aikman recounts the fascinating story of how Christianity began in China (even predating Francis Xavier and the Jesuits), and the bloody anti-Christian persecutions (especially under the Communists), the revival of an underground Christian movement led by brave men and women risking death, and the flowering of Christianity today-though still under.

Politics are being transformed by religion, namely in China-within the next thirty years, one-third of this potential superpower could be Christian has been added to your Cart.

Politics are being transformed by religion, namely in China-within the next thirty years, one-third of this potential superpower could be Christian. If this religious transformation occurs has been added to your Cart.

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In Jesus in Beijing, David Aikman recounts the fascinating story of how Christianity began in China (even predating Francis . Few books change the way a reader views the world. Jesus in Beijing is one of those books. ▲. Title: Jesus in Beijing: How Christianity is Transforming China and Changing the Global Balance of Power By: David Aikman Format: Paperback Number of Pages: 336 Vendor: Regnery Publishing. Publication Date: 2006 ISBN: 1596980257 ISBN-13: 9781596980259 Stock No: WW980257.

David Aikman, former Beijing bureau chief forTime .

David Aikman, former Beijing bureau chief forTime, unveils this spiritual revolution, detailing the impending political-religious conversion of the People's Republic of China and potential overthrow of its Communist Party throughJesus in Beijing: How Christianity is Transforming and Changing the Global Balance of Power. Jesus in Beijing contains a wealth of information about all levels of the Church in China - the house church movement, the underground and state-authorised Roman Catholic organisations, and the Three-Self Church

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David Aikman: Jesus in Beijing: How Christianity is Transforming China and Changing the Global Balance of Power, Washington DC: Regnery Publishing, In. 2003, ISBN 978-0-89526-128-1. Gustav Carlberg: The Changing China Scene: The Story of the Lutheran Theological Seminary in Its Church and Political Setting Over a Period of Forty-Five Years, 1913-1958, Hong Kong: Lutheran Literature Society, 1958. Ministry of Leadership with Women in China, i Sisters Today, September 1999 Vol. 71 No. 5, s. 323-332.

Did David Aikman disclose too much in Jesus in Beijing? The book reveals secrets about house churches in China, with names, places and pictures. Of recent books on house churches, this is the most significant.

Noted journalist and bureau chief in Beijing for Time, David Aikman has compiled an excellent portrait of Christianity in China today, ranging from its ancient roots as the destination for Nestorian Christians to the pioneering work of the Jesuits and the China Inland Mission, right to the present day where Christianity is booming across the whole country.

In the Beijing Factor, David Aikman Recounts the fascination story of how Christianity began in China, even predatin Francis Xavier and the Jesuits; the bloody anti-Christian persecutions, especially under the Communists; the revival of an underground Christian movement led by brave men and women risking death; and the current flowering of the Christian faith despite ongoing persecution
Comments to eBook Jesus in Beijing: How Christianity is Transforming China and Changing the Global Balance of Power
Zainn
Even though I fancy myself a semi-alert follower of global news, this book took me completely by surprise. Here's the short version of the surprise: there may be as many as 100 million Christians in China. (Does that mean there are more Christians in China than in Europe??)

The long version of the surprise is WHY. And the answer comes from the Chinese intelligentsia, in the person of one "Dr. Wu" (not his real name).

"One of the things we were asked to look into was what accounted for the success, in fact the pre-eminence of the West all over the world. We studied everything we could from the historical, political, economic, and cultural perspective.

"At first, we thought it was because you had more powerful guns than we had. Then we thought it was because you had the best political system. Next we focused on your economic system.

"But in the past twenty years, we have realized that the heart of your culture is your religion: Christianity. That is why the West has been so powerful. The Christian foundation of social and cultural life was what made possible the emergence of capitalism and then the successful transition to democratic politics. We don't have any doubt about this."

So said Dr. Wu, in a statement which is beginning to be heard around the world. Chinese society has an aching gap where "Mao Thought" used to be. Nobody believes in Marxism, Leninism, or Maoism any more. Confucius is respected, but regarded as a bit behind the times, and unfamiliar with global competition. So what is going to fill that gap?

Well, there are 100 million Chinese Christians, and I don't think they spend much time listening to our village atheists.

This book was a complete surprise for me, a stunning surprise.

-----UPDATE-----

China is now the world's largest producer of Bibles: 100 million.
Amarin
Good information on the growth of the underground church in China. I was surprised to read how many government officials are members.
Magis
I read with interest the stories and information about Christian brothers and sisters in China. The body of Christ in China has been through, and continues to go through, much travail and persecution. Their faith, and the miracles and healings that occur, make the Chinese Church much like the first century Church under the Romans.
I have lived in China recently and fellowshiped at a Three Self Church in a large central China city. It was a church with a strong evangelical sense. Most worshippers carried their own Bibles, they prayed fervently, sang heartily, and took notes on the sermons. They welcomed foreigners.
Reports of other Three Self Churches in other places were variable, however. There is apparently quite a range of vitality among the Three Selfs, and so a broad characterization of them is not fitting.
Aikman's subtitle -- How Christianity is Transforming China and Changing the Global Balance of Power -- had led me to expect a much greater analysis of transformation and balance than actually occurs in the book. These topics are treated mostly in the last chapter.
Overall an enjoyable, and informative read.
Anaginn
Fascinating history of the spread of Christianity in China. Aikman has a unique perspective because of the many contacts he made during his years there working and traveling as a journalist. This is a must read for anyone who is interested in the truth (as opposed to the official Chinese government doctrine) of either subject - China or Christianity.
spark
Mr. Aikman has presented an excellent picture of the development of Christianity in China, right up to the present. It is very well written, enjoyable to read, and very informative. Having traveled to China on numerous occasions in recent years, I have found that my experiences have been confirmed by what he writes. This book is the best I have come across if you are looking for a picture of the recent development and situation of the church in China.
Keel
Good journalistic account of how faith is transforming a society from the grassroots. Excellent read.
Arador
Very informative
This book provides a detailed account of God at work in China. It is full of details-- facts, figures, places, events, people, and so forth. The reporter has clearly seen many things and interviewed many people.

It is exciting to see how God is at work in China, causing rapid growth of the Church in spite of persecution that at times and at certain places has been tragically severe. The Chinese Church not only envisions-- and is working toward- bringing all of China to faith in Jesus Christ, but is also working toward bringing the whole Muslim world to Christ. The Chinese believe they are better able to do this than the western Church, and that it is their turn to spread the Gospel, just as it has been the west's turn to do so for the last few centuries.

This book is a fascinating account of past history, present history being made, and a glimpse of the future Christian world. It is not only informative, but exciting and uplifting for a Christian to read this.
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