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Shaanxi Normal University in Xi'an City, home of the Institute of Religious Studies. Some rights reserved by Dr. Leonid Kozlov.

Classroom Christianity

How theology is flourishing in China

It is no secret that China’s leaders have officially delayed the once-imminent arrival of socialist utopia and accepted that religion can continue in the meantime. But Christianity’s place in Chinese society remains complex and multifaceted. At the same time that underground Roman Catholic seminaries were being closed in Inner Mongolia in 2012, Christians in other provinces were being elected to municipal positions. Christian churches flourish in many places, while official speeches hint at the limits of tolerance.


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