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A History of Christian Missions in China

A History of Christian Missions in China

  • Author: Kenneth Scott Latourette
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9781593337865
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 948
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Starting with the religious background of China, Latourette probes why Christianity appealed to the Chinese and then launches into a detailed history of its development. He considers how Christianity began before and coped under the Mongol Dynasty and then the incursion of the Roman Catholic Missions. Briefly considering the Russian Orthodox interest in Chinese missions, he moves on to what is clearly his main concern in the Protestant influx in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Considering the main events of China's history in relation to the European powers of the day, he considers how Christianity fared into the early nineteenth century.

A History of Christian Missions

A History of Christian Missions

  • Author: Stephen Neill,Owen Chadwick
  • Publisher: Penguin (Non-Classics)
  • ISBN: 9780140137637
  • Category: History
  • Page: 528
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Professor Neill's excellent and authoriatative survey examines centuries of missionary activity, beginning with Christ and working through the Crusades and the colonization of Asia and Africa up to the present day.

How Christianity Came to China

How Christianity Came to China

A Brief History

  • Author: Kathleen L. Lodwick
  • Publisher: Fortress Press
  • ISBN: 1506410286
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 282
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“The story of the foreign missionaries who served in China between 1809 and 1949 is one of fervent religious commitment and of the loss of faith, of determined perseverance and of angry frustration, of accepting people as they are and of cultural superiority . . . of human kindness and of narrow prejudice, of those who loved China and of those who refused to acknowledge the society in which they lived, of those who spent their entire adult lives in China and of those who fled home as soon as possible, and of those who admired China and of those who were driven insane by living in China. In short, it is a story of ordinary people with all their good qualities and all their shortcomings.” In all of its complexity, Kathleen L. Lodwick tells the story of Christianity in China. It’s essential reading for anyone wanting to understand the contemporary phenomena that is Christianity in China, which some people predict soon will be the country with the largest Christian population in the world.

A New History of Christianity in China

A New History of Christianity in China

  • Author: Daniel H. Bays
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
  • ISBN: 1444342835
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 256
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Confucius, the Buddha, and Christ

Confucius, the Buddha, and Christ

A History of the Gospel in Chinese

  • Author: Ralph Covell
  • Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
  • ISBN: 1592445330
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 304
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To understand the position of Christianity in China today, one must review and assess the long sweep of the history - over thirteen hundred years - of the Christian faith in China. Confucius, the Buddha, and Christ does that and addresses the essential question of why Christianity over all those centuries has remained foreign to the Chinese - why it has remained an outsider never able really to enter the warp and woof of Chinese life. Dr. Covell's book details and analyzes the history of Nestorians, Catholics, and Protestants, who, in various eras, have tried unsuccessfully to knit Christianity into the fabric of Chinese culture. He argues that Christianity's failure to become Chines has two roots: its foreign connections and its foreign message. Works have been written to address the history of one or another of the waves of missionary activity in China. This book is unique in that it puts together and assesses the core of Christianity - it's message and form - in its varied contexts over more than a millennium of Chinese history. What was preached? How? Why did it fail? Also studied here is the only major attempt to Christianize China from within - the Taiping Movement in the mid-nineteenth century. Confucius, the Buddha, and Christ is a thoroughly-documented, in-depth case study of contextualization - the most significant theme in contemporary world mission studies. It is deceptive, not prescriptive. Its historical perspective opens the door to the only way that other Christians can wisely relate to Chinese Christianity, whether in the People's Republic or in the worldwide Chinese diaspora.

Redeemed by Fire

Redeemed by Fire

The Rise of Popular Christianity in Modern China

  • Author: Lian, Xi
  • Publisher: Yale University Press
  • ISBN: 0300123396
  • Category: History
  • Page: 333
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This book is the first to address the history and future of homegrown, mass Chinese Christianity. Drawing on a large collection of fresh sources—including contemporaneous accounts, diaries, memoirs, archival material, and interviews—Lian Xi traces the transformation of Protestant Christianity in twentieth-century China from a small, beleaguered “missionary” church buffeted by antiforeignism to an indigenous popular religion energized by nationalism and millenarianism. Lian shows that, with a current membership that rivals that of the Chinese Communist Party, and the ability to galvanize China’s millions into apocalyptic convulsion and messianic exuberance, the popular Christian movement channels the aspirations and the discontent of the masses and will play an important role in shaping the country’s future.

Christianity in Modern China

Christianity in Modern China

The Making of the First Native Protestant Church

  • Author: David Cheung
  • Publisher: BRILL
  • ISBN: 9789004131439
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 412
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This monograph studies a significant episode in Chinese Christianity. Focusing on the origins of Protestantism in South Fujian, it investigates the evolution of the churches which pioneered in indigenization and ecclesiastical union in China during the 19th century.

A Star in the East

A Star in the East

The Rise of Christianity in China

  • Author: Rodney Stark,Xiuhua Wang
  • Publisher: Templeton Foundation Press
  • ISBN: 1599474883
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 160
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What is the state of Christianity in China, really? Some scholars say that China is invulnerable to religion. Some say that past efforts of missionaries have failed, writing off those who were converted as nothing more than “rice Christians,” or cynical souls who had frequented the missions for the benefits they provided. Some wonder if the Cultural Revolution extinguished any chances of Christianity in China. Rodney Stark and Xiuhua Wang offer a different perspective, arguing that Christianity is alive, well, and even on the rise. Stark approaches the topic from an extensive research background in both Christianity and Chinese history, and Wang provides an inside look at Christianity and its place in her home country of China. Both authors cover the history of religion in China, disproving older theories concerning not only the number of Christians, but the kinds of Christians that have emerged in the past 155 years. Stark and Wang claim that when just considering the visible Christians, those not part of underground churches, there are still thousands of Chinese being converted to Christianity each day, and forty new churches opening each week. A Star in the East draws on two major national surveys to sketch a close-up of religion in China. A reliable estimate is that by 2007 there were approximately 60 million Christians in China. If the current rate of growth were to hold until 2030, there would be more Christians in China—about 295 million—than in any other nation on earth. This has significant implications, not just for China but for the greater world order. It is probable that Chinese Christianity will splinter into denominations, likely leading to the same kinds of political, social, and economic ramifications seen in the West today. Whether you’re new to studying Christianity in China, or whether this has been your area of interest for years, A Star in the East provides a reliable, thought-provoking, and engaging account of the resilience of the Christian faith in China and the implications it has for the future.

Christian Monks on Chinese Soil

Christian Monks on Chinese Soil

A History of Monastic Missions to China

  • Author: Matteo Nicolini-Zani
  • Publisher: Liturgical Press
  • ISBN: 081464600X
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 380
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The contribution of monks to the evangelization of lands not yet reached by the preaching of the Gospel has certainly been remarkable. The specific witness that the monastic community gives is of a radical Christian life naturally radiating outward, and thus it is implicitly missionary. The process of inculturation of Christian monasticism in China required a bold spiritual attitude of openness to the future and a willingness to accept the transformation of monastic forms that had been received. In Christian Monks on Chinese Soil, Matteo Nicolini-Zani highlights the willingness of foreign monks to encounter the cultural and spiritual realities of China and the degree of acceptance by the Chinese of the form of monastic life that was presented to them by the missionaries.

The Rushing on of the Purposes of God

The Rushing on of the Purposes of God

Christian Missions in Shanxi since 1876

  • Author: Andrew T. Kaiser
  • Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
  • ISBN: 1498236979
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 306
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This sweeping survey is the first complete account of nearly 150 years of Protestant missions in Shanxi Province, China. Beginning with the arrival of the Protestant missionaries during the 1878 North China Famine and the fiery test of the 1900 Boxer Uprising and subsequent martyrdom of hundreds of Shanxi Christians, this important book brings together the historical accounts of the spread of Christianity in the province all the way up to the present. From the personal papers and contemporary records of the missionaries, Kaiser draws a vivid picture of the women and men who devoted their lives to advancing the cause of the gospel in Shanxi. He weaves the stories of bold local Christians like Pastor Hsi and such notable missionaries as Gladys Aylward, Timothy Richard, Hudson Taylor, and the Cambridge Seven into the broader tapestry of China missions, tracing the birth and development of a thriving and dynamic Shanxi church. Drawing on mission archives, academic studies, and firsthand knowledge, this fusion of scholarly inquiry with missionary biography aims to both inspire and inform, making the lessons of the missionary past available to a new generation of readers.

Jesus in Beijing

Jesus in Beijing

How Christianity Is Transforming China And Changing the Global Balance of Power

  • Author: David Aikman
  • Publisher: Simon and Schuster
  • ISBN: 1596986522
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 418
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This book details the great unreported story of the Chinese giant, its enormously rapid conversion to Christianity, and what this change means to the global balance of power.

China's Christianity

China's Christianity

From Missionary to Indigenous Church

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: BRILL
  • ISBN: 9004345604
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 316
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In China’s Christianity: From Missionary to Indigenous Church, Anthony E. Clark has compiled a group of original research contributions from scholars who confront what it means to be an “indigenous” Chinese Church.

Builders of the Chinese Church

Builders of the Chinese Church

Pioneer Protestant Missionaries and Chinese Church Leaders

  • Author: G. Wright Doyle
  • Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
  • ISBN: 1630878812
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 256
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From 1807, when the first Protestant missionary arrived in China, to the 1920s, when a new phase of growth began, thousands of missionaries and Chinese Christians labored, often under very adverse conditions, to lay the groundwork for a solid, healthy, and self-sustaining Chinese church. Following an Introduction that sets the scene and surveys the entire period, Builders of the Chinese Church contains the stories of nine leading pioneers--seven missionaries and two Chinese. Here we meet Robert Morrison, the heroic translator; Liang Fa, the first Chinese evangelist; missionary-scholar James Legge; J. Hudson Taylor, founder of the China Inland Mission; converted opium addict Pastor Hsi ("Overcomer of Demons"); Griffith John and Jonathan Goforth, both indefatigable preachers; and the idealistic advocates of education and reform, W. A. P. Martin and Timothy Richard. Readers will be inspired by their courage, devotion, and sheer perseverance in arduous work, and will gain an understanding of the roots of the two "branches" of today's Chinese Protestantism.

Journey to the East

Journey to the East

  • Author: Liam Matthew BROCKEY
  • Publisher: Harvard University Press
  • ISBN: 0674028813
  • Category: History
  • Page: 512
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It was one of the great encounters of world history: highly educated European priests confronting Chinese culture for the first time in the modern era. This “journey to the East” is explored by Brockey as he retraces the path of the Jesuit missionaries who sailed from Portugal to China.

China's Saints

China's Saints

Catholic Martyrdom During the Qing (1644–1911)

  • Author: Anthony E. Clark
  • Publisher: Lexington Books
  • ISBN: 1611460174
  • Category: History
  • Page: 288
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The first book-length study of China's Catholic martyr saints, this work recounts the cultural, religious, and economic conflicts that unfolded during China's Qing dynasty (1644–1911). China's Saints considers closely the personal and public lives of both missionaries and Chinese converts lived during China's late-imperial era.

A New History of Christianity in China

A New History of Christianity in China

  • Author: Daniel H. Bays
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
  • ISBN: 1444342843
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 256
  • View: 4275
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A New History of Christianity in China, written by one of the world's the leading writers on Christianity in China, looks at Christianity's long history in China, its extraordinarily rapid rise in the last half of the twentieth century, and charts its future direction. Provides the first comprehensive history of Christianity in China, an important, understudied area in both Asian studies and religious history Traces the transformation of Christianity from an imported, Western religion to a thoroughly Chinese religion Contextualizes the growth of Christianity in China within national and local politics Offers a portrait of the complex religious scene in China today Contrasts China with other non-Western societies where Christianity is surging

Catholicism in China, 1900-Present

Catholicism in China, 1900-Present

The Development of the Chinese Church

  • Author: C. Chu
  • Publisher: Springer
  • ISBN: 1137353651
  • Category: History
  • Page: 264
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This volume is the product of scholars of various backgrounds, specialties and agendas bringing forth their most treasured findings regarding the Chinese Catholic Church. The chapters in this book covering the church from 1900 to the present trace the development of the Church in China from many historical and disciplinary vantage points.

From Christ to Confucius

From Christ to Confucius

German Missionaries, Chinese Christians, and the Globalization of Christianity, 1860-1950

  • Author: Albert Wu
  • Publisher: Yale University Press
  • ISBN: 0300217072
  • Category:
  • Page: 344
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A bold and original study of German missionaries in China, who catalyzed a revolution in thinking among European Christians about the nature of Christianity itself In this accessibly written and empirically based study, Albert Wu documents how German missionaries--chastened by their failure to convert Chinese people to Christianity--reconsidered their attitudes toward Chinese culture and Confucianism. In time, their increased openness catalyzed a revolution in thinking among European Christians about the nature of Christianity itself. At a moment when Europe's Christian population is falling behind those of South America and Africa, Wu's provocative analysis sheds light on the roots of Christianity's global shift.

Protestantism in Xiamen

Protestantism in Xiamen

Then and Now

  • Author: Chris White
  • Publisher: Springer
  • ISBN: 3319894714
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 233
  • View: 575
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This interdisciplinary volume represents the first comprehensive English-language analysis of the development of Protestant Christianity in Xiamen from the nineteenth century to the present. This important regional study is particularly revealing due to the unbroken history of Sino-Christian interactions in Xiamen and the extensive ties that its churches have maintained with global missions and overseas Chinese Christians. Its authors draw upon a wide range of foreign missionary and Chinese official archives, local Xiamen church publications, and fieldwork data to historicize the Protestant experience in the region. Further, the local Christians’ stories demonstrate a form of sociocultural, religious and political imagination that puts into question the Euro-American model of Christendom and the Chinese Communist-controlled Three-Self Patriotic Movement. It addresses the localization of Christianity, the reinvention of local Chinese Protestant identity and heritage, and the Protestants’ engagement with the society at large. The empirical findings and analytical insights of this collection will appeal to scholars of religion, sociology and Chinese history.

A History of Christianity in Asia, Vol. II

A History of Christianity in Asia, Vol. II

1500-1900

  • Author: Samuel Hugh Moffett
  • Publisher: Orbis Books
  • ISBN: 1608331636
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: N.A
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