China's Catholics : tragedy and hope in an emerging civil society / Richard Madsen.

By: Madsen, Richard, 1941-
Material type: TextTextSeries: Comparative studies in religion and society: 12.Publisher: Berkeley : University of California Press, ©1998Description: xiii, 183 p. : ill., maps ; 23 cmISBN: 0520213262; 9780520213265Subject(s): Catholic Church | Catholic Church -- ChinaDDC classification: 282/.51/09045 LOC classification: BX1665 | .M29 1998Other classification: 11.54 Online resources: Contributor biographical information | Publisher description
Contents:
Introduction: The Context of Chinese Catholicism Hierarchy and History: The Problem of Authority in the Chinese Catholic Church Community and Solidarity Morality and Spirituality Urban Catholicism and Civil Society The Catholic Church and Civil Society.
Review: "After suffering isolation and persecution during the Maoist era, the Catholic Church in China has reemerged with astonishing vitality in recent years. Richard Madsen focuses on this revival and relates it to the larger issue of the changing structure of Chinese "civil society."" "Madsen knows China well and has spent extensive time there interviewing Chinese Catholics both young and old, the "true believers" and the less devout. Their stories reveal the tensions that have arisen even as political control over everyday life in China has loosened. Madsen also focuses on the rural-urban split in the church, the question of church authority, and the divisions between public and underground practices of church followers."--Jacket.
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Book: Standard Hewitson Library, Presbyterian Research Centre
England Collection BX1665 .M33 1998 (Browse shelf) Available 18-184

Includes bibliographical references (pages 167-174) and index.

Introduction: The Context of Chinese Catholicism 1. Hierarchy and History: The Problem of Authority in the Chinese Catholic Church 2. Community and Solidarity 3. Morality and Spirituality 4. Urban Catholicism and Civil Society 5. The Catholic Church and Civil Society.

"After suffering isolation and persecution during the Maoist era, the Catholic Church in China has reemerged with astonishing vitality in recent years. Richard Madsen focuses on this revival and relates it to the larger issue of the changing structure of Chinese "civil society."" "Madsen knows China well and has spent extensive time there interviewing Chinese Catholics both young and old, the "true believers" and the less devout. Their stories reveal the tensions that have arisen even as political control over everyday life in China has loosened. Madsen also focuses on the rural-urban split in the church, the question of church authority, and the divisions between public and underground practices of church followers."--Jacket.

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