Mark McLeister

Mark McLeister, PhD, is based at the University of Edinburgh, UK, and researches contemporary Christianity and the church in China.

Supporting Article

“House Church” and “Three-Self”

Cooperation Across the Christian Community

Protestantism in contemporary China is usually expressed using the opposing terms of "house church" and "Three-Self church," but McLeister believes this paradigm should not be accepted as a given. Rather, there is a wide range of congregation types in China which the author describes. He goes on to explain why boundaries between congregations may be blurred and gives examples of cooperative activities.