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China's millions : the China Inland Mission and late Qing society, 1832-1905

Author: Alvyn Austin
Publisher: Grand Rapids, Mich. : William B. Eerdmans Pub., 2007.
Series: Studies in the history of Christian missions.
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Banner-carrying Salvation Army marchers, stone-silent Quakers, jumpy Midwestern revivalists, and Prayer-book Anglicans all made up the mixed multitude sent to the Middle Kingdom by the China Inland Mission (CIM) in the nineteenth century. In China's Millions veteran historian Alvyn Austin crafts a compelling narrative of the sprawling history of the China Inland Mission. This book introduces readers to a remarkable  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Church history
History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Alvyn Austin
ISBN: 9780802829757 0802829759
OCLC Number: 76828852
Description: xxxi, 506 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm.
Contents: I: The first generation, 1832-1880 --
Black Barnsley, 1832-1851 --
The wicket-gate, 1851-1865 --
Calling the pilgrim band, 1865-1866 --
The land of strangers, 1866-1875 --
The valley of the shadow, 1875-1880 --
II: The second generation, 1875-1888 --
National righteousness, 1875-1888 --
The octopus, 1875-1888 --
The heavenly invitation offices, 1880-1888 --
III: The third generation, 1888-1900 --
The new world, 1888-1900 --
God's ambassadors, 1888-1899 --
The Middle Eden, 1888-1899 --
The end of the Middle Eden, 1900 --
The aftermath --
Conclusion: something happened.
Series Title: Studies in the history of Christian missions.
Responsibility: Alvyn Austin.
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Presents the sprawling history of the China Inland Mission. This book introduces readers to an array of sights, from the visionary, charismatic sect-leader Pastor Hsi, to the "wordless book," a  Read more...

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