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Handbook of Christianity in China

Handbook of Christianity in China

  • Author: Nicolas Standaert,R. G. Tiedemann
  • Publisher: BRILL
  • ISBN: 9004114300
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 42
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The second volume on Christianity in China covers the period from 1800 to the present day, dealing with the complexities of both Catholic and Protestant aspects.

Reference Guide to Christian Missionary Societies in China: From the Sixteenth to the Twentieth Century

Reference Guide to Christian Missionary Societies in China: From the Sixteenth to the Twentieth Century

From the Sixteenth to the Twentieth Century

  • Author: R. G. Tiedemann
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1315497328
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 360
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This comprehensive guide will facilitate scholarly research concerning the history of Christianity in China as well as the wider Sino-Western cultural encounter. It will assist scholars in their search for material on the anthropological, educational, medical, scientific, social, political, and religious dimensions of the missionary presence in China prior to 1950.The guide contains nearly five hundred entries identifying both Roman Catholic and Protestant missionary sending agencies and related religious congregations. Each entry includes the organization's name in English, followed by its Chinese name, country of origin, and denominational affiliation. Special attention has been paid to identifying the many small, lesser-known groups that arrived in China during the early decades of the twentieth century. In addition, a special category of the as yet little-studied indigenous communities of Chinese women has also been included. Multiple indexes enhance the guide's accessibility.

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
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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

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 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
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A History of Christianity in Asia, Africa, and Latin America, 1450-1990

A History of Christianity in Asia, Africa, and Latin America, 1450-1990

A Documentary Sourcebook

  • Author: Klaus Koschorke,Frieder Ludwig,Mariano Delgado,Roland Spliesgart
  • Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing
  • ISBN: 0802828892
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 426
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The map of world Christianity has changed dramatically, with a large number of Christians living in Africa, Asia, and Latin America. This text is a comparative documentary history of Christianity for these regions covering the period 1450-1990.

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.

Das Goldene Zeitalter des Christentums

Das Goldene Zeitalter des Christentums

Die vergessene Geschichte der größten Weltreligion

  • Author: Philip Jenkins
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9783451061684
  • Category:
  • Page: 400
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Sketch of the History of Protestant Missions in China

Sketch of the History of Protestant Missions in China

  • Author: David Willard Lyon
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Missions
  • Page: 34
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Christianity in China

Christianity in China

  • Author: Xiaoxin Wu
  • Publisher: M.E. Sharpe
  • ISBN: 0765639920
  • Category: History
  • Page: N.A
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Now revised and updated to incorporate numerous new materials, this is the major source for researching American Christian activity in China, especially that of missions and missionaries. It provides a thorough introduction and guide to primary and secondary sources on Christian enterprises and individuals in China that are preserved in hundreds of libraries, archives, historical societies, headquarters of religious orders, and other repositories in the United States. It includes data from the beginnings of Christianity in China in the early eighth century through 1952, when American missionary activity in China virtually ceased. For this new edition, the institutional base has shifted from the Princeton Theological Seminary (Protestant) to the Ricci Institute for Chinese-Western Cultural Relations at the University of San Francisco (Jesuit), reflecting the ecumenical nature of this monumental undertaking.

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.

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 Protestant Church in Communist China

A Protestant Church in Communist China

Moore Memorial Church Shanghai, 1949-1989

  • Author: John Craig William Keating
  • Publisher: Lexington Books
  • ISBN: 1611460905
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 303
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This book is the first ever case study of a single inner-city church in China, tracing the church's struggles with the ups and downs of Chinese politics. Concentrating on the little known Mao era and utilising many interviews and personal documents, the author explores the relationship between Church and State, shedding valuable light on the often volatile interplay between politics and religion in the People's Republic.

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.

Missionary Approaches and Linguistics in Mainland China and Taiwan

Missionary Approaches and Linguistics in Mainland China and Taiwan

  • Author: Ferdinand Verbiest Foundation
  • Publisher: Leuven University Press
  • ISBN: 9789058671615
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 275
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This book offers a series of attempts at analyzing the place of Christianity in traditional Chinese society from the different sociological, historical, theological and philological approaches. It is based on papers and discussions from the sixth international conference on Church activities in Qing and early Republican China (Verbiest Foundation, Leuven, 1998). Scholars like von Collani, Criveller, Walravens and Wiest established already a well-deserved reputation with a series of previous publications in the field. Their articles in this volume on the position of women in the Chinese Catholic community, the shifting Jesuit methodology, Jesuit apologetics and the direct sources of the Qiqi tushou are fine examples of fundamental research. Equally interesting are the papers of the scholars Heuschert-Laage, Kollmar-Paulenz, Pang and Stary. They throw an interesting light on the Manchu-Mongolian aspect of the history of the Chinese Catholic Church. Special attention must also be given to the studies on Taiwan by Borao, Heylen and Heyns. Taiwan is a region relatively unknown to the Western sinological public. From the Church historian's point of view however it is a highly interesting place because it was the first place in the Chines world where Protestantism and Catholicism coexisted. The historical framework of the studies in this volume is mainly the seventeenth century. Although this volume is not a comprehensive treatment of the Christian mission in Ming and Qing China, it brings together studies that illuminate the manner in which the Christian missionaries—Protestants and Catholics alike—developed different methods to realize their communal ideal of "the Kingdom of God on Earth".

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.

China Missions in Crisis

China Missions in Crisis

Bishop Laimbeckhoven and His Times, 1738-1787

  • Author: Joseph Krahl
  • Publisher: Gregorian Biblical BookShop
  • ISBN: 9788876521102
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 338
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The history of the Catholic missions in China, more than that of any other mission field, displays bright lights and dark shadows. From the time of Christianity's first contact with China in the 13th century, the Church achieved victorious expansion and had well-founded hopes for the conversion of the whole Chinese nation: but she also experienced tragic failures. The history of the Chinese missions is rich in great initiatives, admirable talents, and heroic sacrifices. In this vineyard of the Lord, along with others who were not always at the height of their sublime vocation, there worked great men, saints, martyrs. The 18th century however, is one of the less inviting periods of Chinese mission history. After the great successes and hopes of the previous century, there followed frustrations, persecution, failure and decline. Nevertheless, even in this period of decadence, there were great men on the scene. One of them was Gottfried Xavier von Laimbeckhoven, Jesuit, missionary and bishop. Over a span of fifty years he was in the center of events and, in the light of this great though tragic figure, we can study the history of the missions of China for the period between 1738 and 178

A History of Christianity in Indonesia

A History of Christianity in Indonesia

  • Author: Jan Sihar Aritonang,Karel Adriaan Steenbrink
  • Publisher: BRILL
  • ISBN: 900417026X
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 1
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Indonesia is the home of the largest single Muslim community of the world. Its Christian community, about 10% of the population, has until now received no overall description in English. Through cooperation of 26 Indonesian and European scholars, Protestants and Catholics, a broad and balanced picture is given of its 24 million Christians. This book sketches the growth of Christianity during the Portuguese period (1511-1605), it presents a fair account of developments under the Dutch colonial administration (1605-1942) and is more elaborate for the period of the Indonesian Republic (since 1945). It emphasizes the regional differences in this huge country, because most Christians live outside the main island of Java. Muslim-Christian relations, as well as the tensions between foreign missionaries and local theology, receive special attention.

Borrowed Gods and Foreign Bodies

Borrowed Gods and Foreign Bodies

Christian Missionaries Imagine Chinese Religion

  • Author: Eric Reinders
  • Publisher: Univ of California Press
  • ISBN: 0520241711
  • Category: History
  • Page: 266
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In the great age of missionary activity, impressions brought back by Christian missionaries most influenced the Western view of China. Reinders studies how Victorian missionaries responded to their encounters with Chinese language & culture, & why the impression of Chinese 'inscrutability' became so widespread.