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Scholar predicts robust Christian growth in China

December 03, 2015

The director of the Center on Religion and Chinese Society at Purdue University predicts that China will become increasingly Christian in the coming decades.

“From 1950 to 2010, the number of Christians in China increased from 4 million to 67 million,” writes Fenggang Yang, who grew up in China. “By 2030, China is projected to have some 225 million Protestant Christians alone, a figure similar to the entire Christian population today in the United States.”

Stating that “there is a widespread social anomie in China, a sense of alienation and personal and social unrest as people search for a coherent system of meaning that was once supplied by communism,” Yang believes that “it is reasonable to expect the growth will continue at least until it reaches 30% of a population projected to reach 1.4 billion in the next 15 years.”

 


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