||Chinese Christianity on the rise
||China's Leap of Faith
China's leap of faith. ^A1041750
||Communism and Religion: Prelude (2:06) -- Religion Under Mao (4:19) -- China: Legal Protestant Group (2:43) -- Protestant Rebels in China (4:47) -- China: Massive Relocation of People (2:35) -- Religion in Shanghai (3:20) -- Missionaries Outlawed in China (5:27) -- China: Government-Controlled Gospels (3:29) -- Marriage of Christianity and Government Three-Self Path (3:50) -- Criticism of Three-Self Church (3:21) -- Protestant Churches in Beijing (2:51) -- Government Control of House Churches (3:02) -- China's Catholic Church: Reconciliation (3:33) -- Catholic Church and Chinese Government (3:46) -- China: Underground Protestants (1:55)
||Chinese Christians are growing in number-but are their beliefs compatible with Western teachings? Why does the Communist government look so favorably on a "foreign" faith? Has the Gospel become a tool of authoritarianism? This program searches for answers as it explores the startling ascent of Christianity in China. Outlining the persecution of Christians under Mao, the film studies a past split between nationalist Catholics and those who obeyed Rome; the differences between the Three-Self movement and the house church phenomenon; and the influence of poverty and migration on church membership. Leaders from Beijing's Christian Council, the China Christian Council, and other groups are featured.
|General note||Encoded with permission for digital streaming by Films Media Group on Feb. 22, 2009.|
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|Interest grade level
||11 & up.
|Technical details||Mode of access: Internet.|
|Technical details||System requirements: FOD playback platform.|
|Source of description||Title from distributor's description.|
|Issued in other form||Originally produced: Filmoption International (Firm), 2009 9781604679434|
|Publisher number||39630s Films Media Group|
|Publisher number||39632 Films Media Group|