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Christian Circulations : Global Christianity and the Local Church in Penang and Singapore, 1819-2000

By: DeBernardi, Jean

9813251093 / 9789813251090
Paperback / softback
30/05/2020
Published 30/05/2020
Malaysia
152 x 229 mm 472 pages, Illustrations(5)(5)
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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, former Brethren elders founded new independent churches, from charismatic local churches and Pentecostal megachurches to a small network of Exclusive Brethren assemblies.

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.

BIC:

1FMM Malaysia, 1FMS Singapore, HBJF Asian history, HRAX History of religion, HRC Christianity, HRCC2 Church history, HRCV Christian life & practice

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