Date of Lecture: October 15, 2018
About the Speaker: Fenggang Yang is professor of sociology and director of the Center on Religion and Chinese Society at Purdue University. He is author of the "Atlas of Religion in China: Social and Geographical Contexts" (Brill, 2018) and founding editor of the Review of Religion and Chinese Society.
About the Talk: Considered America's foremost authority on Christianity in China, Professor Yang explains the rapid growth of Protestantism and Catholicism since 1980. He suggests cultural and social factors for the increase and demonstrates parallels in evangelization between China and the Roman Empire.
His talk is one of the Deitchman Family Lectures on Religion and Modernity and part of the McFarland Center's initiative on Catholics & Cultures.