Sunday, August 10, 2014

China Government Is Promoting A Chinese Version of Protestant Theology

China Daily this week reported on remarks by China's director of the State Administration for Religious Affairs outlining a 5-year campaign started last year to promote Christian theology in China. Wang Zuoan was speaking at a seminar in Shanghai on the Sinicization of Christianity, part of the celebration of the 60th anniversary of the founding of the National Committee of the Three-Self Patriotic Movement of the Protestant Churches in China. The new government campaign is designed to adapt Protestant theology to China's national condition and Chinese culture. It will give guidance to Protestant churches in an attempt to promote theological ideas seen as positive and correct by the government.