Christianity in Henan

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Henan province of China has one of the largest Christian populations of East Asia.[1] There are believed to be several million Christians in Henan, most of them attending Chinese house churches.[2] Henan is thought to have one of the most significant proportions of Christians of any Chinese province.[3] Henan has one of the largest Protestant populations of the country.[4] Many Protestants of Henan live in rural areas.[4] On August 6, 2004, a hundred house church members were arrested in Henan.[5] During the Boxer Rebellion, Christians were killed in Henan.[6] The Henan Mission, up to 1925 of the Presbyterian Church of Canada, was founded in 1888.[7] The Shouters are active in the province.[8] There is persecution of Christians.[2] Bishop Li Hongye was arrested in Luoyang in 2001.[2] A Henan Bible School exists.[3]

Roman Catholic dioceses with seat in Henan[edit]


  1. ^ Atlas of Global Christianity. 1910–2010. Edinburgh University Press, 2009, p. 137
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  3. ^ a b "2007.4-6.3 Coping with Rapid Church Growth in Henan". Archived from the original on 2011-07-21. Retrieved 2015-06-19. 
  4. ^ a b Miller, J. (2006). Chinese Religions in Contemporary Societies. ABC-CLIO. p. 186. ISBN 9781851096268. Retrieved 2015-06-19. 
  5. ^ D'Souza, J.; Rogers, B.; Beals, T.J. (2007). On the Side of the Angels: Justice, Human Rights, and Kingdom Mission. Authentic Pub. p. 84. ISBN 9781932805703. Retrieved 2015-06-19. 
  6. ^ Leutner, M.; Mühlhahn, K. (2007). Kolonialkrieg in China: die Niederschlagung der Boxerbewegung 1900-1901. Links. p. 262. ISBN 9783861534327. Retrieved 2015-06-19. 
  7. ^ Tiedemann, R.G. (2009). Reference Guide to Christian Missionary Societies in China. M. E. Sharpe Incorporated. p. 226. ISBN 9780765640017. Retrieved 2015-06-19. 
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