Chapter 10 WHAP Notes.docx - Chapter 10 WHAp Notes Introduction Yao Hong became a Christian because her husband was having an affair Migrant to Shanghai

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Chapter 10 WHAp Notes Introduction: Yao Hong became a Christian because her husband was having an affair. Migrant to Shanghai. Said “whether they know you or not, they treat you as a brother of sister. If you have trobles, they help out with money or material assistance or spiritual aid”. Felt conversion as patriotic and modern. Christianity grew rapidly in south korea, Taiwan, Singapore, phillipines, india and non-muslim regions of Africa. Lating America had growth of Pentecostal protestant. 60 percemt of Christians lived in non-europe. Christian Contraction in Asia and Africa- Islam made Christianity mostly European. Asian Christianity Arabia- decimation of earlier Cristian communiteis occurred within century of Muhammed’s death.marked replacement using pillars of demolished Christian cathedral to construct Grand Mosque of Sanaa Muslim took control of Jerusalem and constructed Dome of the Rock, contained stone where Abraham offered Issac as sacrifice to God. To Christians-place were jesus visited to drive out money chargers. Umayyad caliph Abd al-Malik ordered new constructiom “islamic state here to stay”. Arab conquests of Syria and Persia involved warfare against byzantine authorities. Syria- church building. Christians recruited. Nestorian bishop said “these arabs fight not against Christian religion, they rever our priests and Saints and they make gifts to our churches and monasteries” Nestorian Syria, Iraq, Persia, called church of east,. Nestorian church by Persian missionary monk in china, articulated buddhist and Daoist conecpts. Wrote Jesus Sutras, refer to Christianity as “Relgion of Light from the West; Luminous Relgion”. Describe God as “cool wind”, sin as “bad karma”. Good life as one of “no desire and no action”. Jesus sutra- all buddhas moved b wind. Withered when gov. forbid Mongol conquest lead to Christianity renewal. Chinggis Kahn wife became Christian. Jesus a shaman. African Christianity Egypt- large numbers spoke Coptic and practiced as dhimmis (legally inferior but protected unter tax. Buzantine considered Egyptian Christians heretic. Christian crusaders made muslim rulers suspicious; destruction of churches commenced. Rural Egyptians converted to islam. Coptic died out. Christian minority of about 10 percent Center of African Christianity- Nubia. Ethopian language of Ge’ez. In Faras, a great cathedral was decorated with a mural.practice burying survents with rulers stopped. Died out after 600 years, resisted armies for a while Ethopia- axum rulers became Christian long time ago. Protcted by geo. Sheltered followers ofmuhammed earlier. Cut off Christendom. Had a fascination with Judaism and Jerusalem. Story of Sheba going to king Solomon- Solomon seduces queen, produced child. Ethipoias Christian rulers could trace ancestry to jesus. Monks were in jerusalems church. Of the holy sephlucher.

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