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The Catholic Church in Present-Day China0

Title : The Catholic Church in Present-Day China – Through Darkness and Light
Author : Anthony S.K. Lam
Translator : Peter Barry, M.M. and Norman Walling, S.J.
Publisher :

Ferdinand Verbiest Foundation, Leuven, Belgium, and Holy Spirit Study Centre, Hong Kong
Language: English
Publication date : December 1997
Edition : English edition
Number of pages : 356 pages
Binding : Paperback
ISBN : 962-85140-2-4
Price : HK$75.00/US$10.00 (postage excluded)
Introduction :
Lam packs a lot of information into this book: the status of the Church at the time of Liberation; bishops appointed by Rome from 1949 to 1955; the conflict over bishops appointed and consecrated without Vatican permission from 1958; the nadir of the Culture Revolution; and a turn toward openness beginning in 1978. Both the open and the underground church grew, organized and trained personnel in the 1980s. Meanwhile the Party reformulated its theory of religion and the government issued regulations. As appendices, this book contains 14 church and government documents, 200 names in Romanization and Chinese, and a chronology from 1980 through 1996.


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