Chinese neo-charismatic house churches

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Chinese neo-charismatic house churches are Chinese house churches within the Renewal, which are neither pentecostal nor see themselves as charismatic. These house churches have millions of members overall.[1][2] There is martyrdom of Christians.[3] The situation of Christians is different within different areas.[4] House churches in China have to register with the Religious Affairs Bureau.[3] If a house church is registered, it has to limit its activity to Sunday worship.[3] The maximum number of persons allowed by law for gatherings is 25. [5] Protestant house churches tend to be tolerated. [5] The number of house churches in China is increasing.[5]

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  1. ^ World Christian Encyclopedia 2nd edition (Oxford University Press, 2001), second volume
  2. ^ Stanley M. Burgess, ed: Grand Rapids: Zondervan The new international dictionary of pentecostal and charismatic movements p. 58
  3. ^ a b c
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  5. ^ a b c The Economist 2008, No. 40, p. 56