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Author DeBernardi, Jean Elizabeth, author.

Title Christian circulations : global Christianity and the local church in Penang and Singapore, 1819-2000 / Jean DeBernardi
Published Singapore : NUS Press, [2020]
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Description 1 online resource (xx, 430 pages) : black and white illustrations, black and white maps
Contents PART I. The Open Brethren Movement -- 1. The Brethren Movement and the Local Church -- 2. George Muller, Anthony Norris Groves, and the Local Church in India -- PART II. Penang and China -- 3. The London Missionary Society in Penang, 1819-43 -- 4. The Brethren Movement and the Penang Mission --5. Revival and Rebellion in China --6. Crisis in the Penang Mission -- 7. Hokkien Evangelists -- PART III. Circulations -- 8. Singapore: Visiting Every City -- 9. Penang and Its Networks, 1874-1912 -- 10. Alexander Grant and the Boxer Uprising -- PART IV. Schism and Continuity -- 11. Chinese Revivalists in Southeast Asia, 1929-41 -- 12. Wilson Wang and Teh Phai Lian --13. A New Local Church Movement and Living Waters --14. Schism and Continuity --15. The Full Gospel Assemblies and the Charismatic Church of Penang
Summary "In postcolonial Singapore and Malaysia, Pentecostal megachurches dominate the Christian landscape, but the "big four" Protestant churches--Anglican, Methodist, Presbyterian and Brethren--remain religions of heritage for many. Sixty Malaysian and nineteen Singaporean assemblies identify themselves as Christian Brethren, and most trace their roots to independent local churches formed in Penang and Singapore in the 1860s. After World War II, the Brethren promoted new forms of evangelical practice, and former Brethren elders founded independent churches, from charismatic local churches to Pentecostal megachurches. This study is a transregional history of the Brethren movement and its emplacement in Singapore and Malaysia, but is also a history of discontinuous continuities that have shaped the modern field of religious practice in China and Southeast Asia."--Publisher description
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 365-399) and index
Notes In English
Online resource; title from PDF title page (JSTOR, viewed April 13, 2021)
Subject Brethren churches -- Malaysia -- Pulau Pinang (State) -- History
Brethren churches -- Singapore -- History
Independent churches -- Malaysia -- Pulau Pinang (State) -- History
Independent churches -- Singapore -- History
RELIGION / Christian Church / History
Brethren churches.
Independent churches.
Malaysia -- Pulau Pinang (State)
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2020308302
ISBN 9789813251526
Other Titles Global Christianity and the local church in Penang and Singapore, 1819-2000