New Chinese Protestant Work Ethic?: More Christians in China than all of Europe, and future trends? #dmingml


The BBC are carrying an article about how there are now more Christians in China than Europe, defining that as Christians who belong to a Church.

They offer some editorial, that the underground church that was strong has exploded with growth, now it is far freer in public.  But the inferences are that the growth is due to a new relationship of religion to economics.  Could we call this a Chinese Protestant Work Ethic? If a re-configuring of faith is taking place to support the new emerging capitalist system of China, how long before the move into the privatisation of faith and the abandonment of Church that we have seen in Europe?

Or will the other factors still prevalent, of a government opposing Christianity and a the role of family see something different emerge?