By Lida V. Nedilsky
Citizens of Hong Kong get pleasure from considerable club concepts, either social and non secular, less than Hong Kong’s unfastened marketplace tradition. no matter if picking out as Catholic or Protestant, or turning out to be up in spiritual or secular families, Nedilsky’s interviewees proportion a major attribute: a narrative of selecting religion. around the spheres of family members and church, in addition to civic businesses and offices, Nedilsky exhibits how participants holiday and forge bonds, input and go out commitments, and rework the general public ends of selection itself. From this intimate, firsthand vantage element, Converts to Civil Society finds that people’s self reliant activities not just invigorate and form non secular group but additionally brighten up a much wider public life.
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Converts to Civil Society: Christianity and Political Culture in Contemporary Hong Kong (Studies In World Christianity) by Lida V. Nedilsky