The Chinese Catholic Church In Conflict: 1949-2001

byWilliam T. Liu, Beatrice Leung

Paperback | October 1, 2004

The Chinese Catholic Church In Conflict: 1949-2001 by William T. Liu
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This is a sociological and historical analysis of the conflict between the state and the Catholic Church in China between 1949 and 2001 during half of a century of the socialist regime. The relationship began with conflict, followed by accomodation and finally a cooperative spirit had developed for a complex web of political and diplomatic reasons. Never in the past the Catholic Church has shown a rigorous growth under the encouragement of the Communist Party to shape the Church in the image of a indigenous and local church and to minimize the influence of the Vatican. There remains a persistent struggle between the underground church, those who remain loyal to early missionaries and to the Holy See, and the official national church controlled by the Party/State. The authors argue that there is hope that the conflict will eventually disappear as the new leadership in Beijing may one day restore a diplomatic relationship with the Vatican.
Title:The Chinese Catholic Church In Conflict: 1949-2001Format:PaperbackProduct dimensions:8.5 X 5.5 X 0.81 inShipping dimensions:8.5 X 5.5 X 0.81 inPublished:October 1, 2004Language:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1581125143

ISBN - 13:9781581125146

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