Knowledge@SMU

Authors

Knowledge@SMU

Publication Type

Journal Article

Publication Date

5-2010

Abstract

There seems to be something about speaking in tongues, prophesy, sing-a-longs and loud music bands that augurs well with the well-heeled, educated, middle-class, ethnic Chinese Southeast Asian. Juliette Koning, a visiting professor at SMU, and her colleague first took notice of this as they were conducting research in the region; of how urban and upwardly mobile ethnic Chinese communities seemed to be drawn to this particular brand of Christian worship. An in-depth study that followed confirmed their observations. What's more, they found that while church attendances all across Asia have been expanding rapidly, Singapore, Indonesia and Malaysia are said to have some of the world's fastest-growing Christian communities.

Disciplines

Law

Copyright Owner and Holder

Copyright © Singapore Management University 2012

Article ID

1288

Subject(s)

Law and Public Policy

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Law Commons

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