Jonathan Mirsky

China’s God Squad

Jesus In Beijing: How Christianity is Transforming China and Changing the Global Balance of Power

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THE CHINESE AUTHORITIES have just closed down 392 Buddhist temples and ten churches near Shanghai. This makes me question the subtitle of Jesus in Beijing: if Christianity is transforming China and therefore makes the Communists nervous, why are they closing up forty times as many Buddhist temples as Christian churches? But the whole matter of Christianity in China is a muddle. All those millions of souls ready for salvation have been attracting missionaries since at least the seventh century.

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