Christianity in Indonesia, Past and Present
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Christianity in Indonesia, Past and Present

(Th. van den End) The Low Countries - 2002, № 10, pp. 98-104

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A short history of Dutch Protestant missionary work in the Indonesian Archipelago. At the beginning of the 16th century, Portugal's Catholic missionaries were expelled by the Dutch and replaced with Protestant clergy. Surprisingly, Islam and Chinese religion were tolerated. Only in the 20th century has Catholicism in Indonesia regained some of the ground lost to Protestantism. Today, however, Christianity is facing increasing opposition from the Islam majority in Indonesia

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