In the last thirty years, Chinese Christianity has experienced severe persecution. Communism actively sought its subjugation. Despite this, Chinese Christians maintained their faith. When their church organizations became puppets of the state, Christians went underground and continued to worship in house churches. The recently li eralized political climate in China has allowed Christians to more openly practice their faith. The official Protestant and Catholic churches have been rehabilitated. House churches have come out of the closet. Capitalizing on an acute spiritual malaise in China, Christians are experiencing a major and sustained revival. There are ample opportunities for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints to benefit from China's Christian revival. However, any missionary work will require considerable preparation by Latter-day Saints.
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David M. Kennedy Center
BYU ScholarsArchive Citation
Dean, Bruce J. M., "Chinese Christianity Since 1949: Implications For The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints" (1981). Theses and Dissertations. 4642.
Christianity, China, Mormon church, Missions