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Christianity in modern China : the making of the first native Protestant church
AuthorCheung, David (Chen Yiqiang 陳貽強), Ph.D.
Pub. LocationLondonPublisherBrill
Date2004Phys. Desc.xiv, 412 p. ; 25 cm.
LocationDigital Archives, and Hallway CasesCall NumberBV3420.F8 C48 2004 + pdf
Christianity in modern China : the making of the first native Protestant church / by David Cheung (Chen Yiqiang).
Includes bibliographical references (p. [367]-389) and index.
Missionary objectives and ideal -- Mission methods -- Missionary limitations -- Chinese labours (I) -- Chinese labours (II) -- Ecclesiastical union -- Assessment.

From Brill website: "Using mainly hitherto unstudied primary materials, this monograph studies a very significant episode in Chinese Christianity. Focusing on the origins and earliest history of Protestantism in South Fujian, this analytical-critical study investigates the evolution of the churches which pioneered in indigenisation and ecclesiastical union in China during the nineteenth century. Some subjects studied are primitive missionary objectives and methods, the relationship between the ‘Talmage ideal’ and the Three-self concept, and the nature and dynamics of ‘native’ religious work. Extremely useful is the critical assessment of South Fujian in terms of self-propagation, self-government, self-support and organic union. The key areas suggested for future research are also quite thought-provoking. The volume is especially valuable to social and church historians, missiologists and sociologists."
" ... micro-cosmic exploration of indigenous and ecumenical church history which takes us much closer to the realities of local Christian experience in south China ..."

Keywords: Christian missions, Christianity in China, missiological methods, the indigenisation of Christianity in the non-Western world, ecclesiastical devolution by Western Christian missions, modern ecumenical movement ; Rev. William Chambers Burns, Amoy (Xiamen 廈門) ; Sinkoe event, 1856 ; Taihoey event, 1862 ; baptism ; antiforeignism ; Chiangchiu and Choanchiu ; Pechuia ; Chiohbe ; Dr. James Hume Young.

Also available online via Gleeson Library.
Local access dig.pdf. [Cheung-Christianity in modern China.pdf]

Subject(s)Missions--China--Fujian Sheng--History--19th century
Protestant churches--China--Fujian Sheng--History--19th century
Fujian Sheng 福建省--Church history
SeriesStudies in Christian mission ; v. 28
Rec. TypeBook, and Digital Book (PDF)LanguageEnglish
CollectionRicci Institute LibraryRec. #2179