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Taking Christianity to China : Alabama missionaries in the middle kingdom, 1850-1950

Author: Wayne Flynt; Gerald W Berkley
Publisher: Tuscaloosa : University of Alabama Press, ©1997.
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This study focuses upon how service in China changed Alabama missionaries, and the respect they gained for this ancient culture. The emphasis moves away from the failure of Christianity to change  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Church history
History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Wayne Flynt; Gerald W Berkley
ISBN: 0817308334 9780817308339
OCLC Number: 34477107
Description: xiv, 424 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: The light of science and revelation: the mission --
You can see all nations here: Alabama culture and the missionary enterprise --
The intense longing of my heart: --
Preparing for China missions --
One of the hardest things I ever undertook: --
First contact with China --
The peculiar customs are so bewildering: --
Understanding Chinese culture --
The best way is to live one day at a time: --
Missionary life in China --
A trip of preaching, healing, and teaching: missionary work --
I was a different person, my girlhood was past: --
Woman consciousness among Alabama missionaries --
Error is propagated along with truth: conflict among Alabama missionaries --
Jesus Christ had nothing to do with the French: --
Missionaries and Chinese politics: --
You who drink the water, do not forget the person who dug the well: --
The legacies of Alabama missionaries in China.
Responsibility: Wayne Flynt and Gerald W. Berkley.

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"A well-researched, insightful, and informative piece of work." Alan Neely, Princeton Theological Seminary"

 
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