EXPLORANDO LA IGLESIA DE DIOS TODOPODEROSO

Branded as “the new Falun Gong” by local authorities, The Church of Almighty God is today the most persecuted religious movement in China. Thousands of police officers are deployed full time to identify and arrest its members. Hundreds of thousands are in jail. Yet, the movement continues to grow. Authorities (perhaps exaggerating) claim it has some four million members. They also accuse it of serious crimes. For the first time Massimo Introvigne, a world-renowned scholar of new religious movements, was able to interview hundreds of members of the once secretive movement, as well as Chinese police officers hunting it. He reconstructs here its idiosyncratic theology, centered on the belief that Jesus Christ has returned in our time in the shape of a Chinese woman, worshiped as Almighty God, to eradicate the sinful nature of humans, and that we have entered the third and final time in the history of humanity, the Age of Kingdom. He guides us to explore the Church’s minimalistic but rich worship practices, and tells the dramatic story of its persecution in China. He discussed why the movement grew, and grew so rapidly. He accompanies us to visit the struggling communities of asylum seekers from The Church of Almighty God in various countries, and addresses legal and social issues about their status as refugees. A candid look at the accusations of crimes, which the author believes to have been largely fabricated by Chinese propaganda, completes the book.

Escritor
Colección
OBRAS GENERALES
Materia
<Genérica>, Obras Generales
Idioma
  • Castellano
EAN
9788490458266
ISBN
978-84-9045-826-6
Depósito legal
Gr. 669/2019
Páginas
104
Ancho
17 cm
Alto
24 cm
Edición
1
Fecha publicación
05-06-2019
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Sobre MASSIMO INTROVIGNE (Escritor)

  • MASSIMO INTROVIGNE
    one of the most well-known Italian sociologists, is the managing director of CESNUR, the Center for Studies on New Religions, in Torino, Italy. He is the author of some 70 books on new religious movements and religious pluralism. In 2011, he served as the Representative of the OS... Ver más sobre el autor