Week 10-3 Religion (2)

Week 10-3 Religion (2) - B. The Expansion of Religions in...

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Expansion of Religions A. Secularization Thesis and Its Failure Religion was believed to be a historical phenomenon whose demise will inevitably come with modernization. Far from inexorably receding, religions all over the world are growing and seeking increasingly vigorous engagements with public affairs.
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Expansion of Religions B. The Expansion of Religions in China The rapid growth of both official and unregistered “house churches” The Increase of local folk religions and their associated festivals
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Unformatted text preview: B. The Expansion of Religions in China The Rise and Fall of Falun Gong Falun Gong, which mixed Buddhist and Taoist ideas in a modernized form Found in 1992 as part of a wave of meditation practices for promoting spiritual harmony and physical health In response to criticisms, the Falun Gong gathered ten thousand of followers for a demonstration in Beijing. CCP leaders considered it an illegal provocation and feared that it could set a precedent for more independent mass action....
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Week 10-3 Religion (2) - B. The Expansion of Religions in...

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