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The conversion of missionaries : liberalism in American Protestant missions in China, 1907-1932
AuthorLian Xi 連曦
Pub. LocationUniversity Park, PAPublisherPennsylvania State University Press
Date1997Phys. Desc.247 p. : ill. ; 24 cm
LocationAdmin. OfficeCall NumberBV3415.2.L54 1997
The conversion of missionaries : liberalism in American Protestant missions in China, 1907-1932 / Lian Xi.
Includes bibliographical references (pages 229-239) and index.

Mission and beyond : Edward H. Hume -- The road that bent : Frank J. Rawlinson -- Changing the mandate of heaven : Pearl S. Buck -- Dismantling denominationalism and the faith of the fathers -- Grafting Christianity onto a Nationalist China -- Toward a union of religions -- The reflex influence.

Like many of her fellow missionaries to China, Pearl Buck found that she was not immune to the influence of her adopted home. Some missionaries even found themselves "convert[ed] ... by the Far East." In this book Lian Xi tells the story of Buck and two other American missionaries to China in the early twentieth century who gradually came to question, and eventually reject, the evangelical basis of Protestant missions as they developed an appreciation for Chinese religions and culture. Lian Xi uses these stories as windows to understanding the development of a broad theological and cultural liberalism within American Protestant missions, which he examines in the second half of the book.
Another copy Gleeson Library.

Subject(s)Protestant churches--China--History--20th century
Protestant churches--United States--Doctrines--History--20th century
Liberalism (Religion)--Protestant churches--History--20th century
Hume, Edward H. (Edward Hicks), 1876-1957
Rawlinson, Frank Joseph, 1871-1937
Buck, Pearl Sydenstricker 賽珍珠, 1892-1973
Missionaries--China--20th century
Missionaries, American--China--History
Christianity and culture--China--History--20th century
Rec. TypeBookLanguageEnglish
CollectionRicci Institute [AEC]Rec. #19209
ISBN027101606X ; 9780271016061LCCN96009815OCLC35049553