The House That Jack Built: A Remarkable Temperance Story of Shanghai (Classic Reprint)

The House That Jack Built: A Remarkable Temperance Story of Shanghai (Classic Reprint)

by Charles Ridgway
     
 

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Excerpt from The House That Jack Built: A Remarkable Temperance Story of Shanghai

Upon my arrival in Shanghai in the Spring of 1875 I was most terribly shocked to find it a perfect pesthouse of drunkenness, prostitution, debauchery and crime in their worst forms. Shanghai was then the seat of the Christian church in Asia and the rendezvous of nine-tenths of

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Excerpt from The House That Jack Built: A Remarkable Temperance Story of Shanghai

Upon my arrival in Shanghai in the Spring of 1875 I was most terribly shocked to find it a perfect pesthouse of drunkenness, prostitution, debauchery and crime in their worst forms. Shanghai was then the seat of the Christian church in Asia and the rendezvous of nine-tenths of Christian missionaries of all denominations, their aim and object being to propagate Christian doctrines, sobriety, and goodwill amongst the Asiatics. While it is not my purpose to discourage the self-sacrificing efforts of the members of the Christian church, yet I would beg of them before subscribing to foreign missions, to stop and look around them and see the necessity for such efforts in the land they are living in, so that the heathens will no longer have occasion to criticise the conduct of so many Christians, or professing Christians, who visit the East, when witnessing the terrible effects of Strong Drink.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781331196150
Publisher:
FB &c Ltd
Publication date:
07/11/2015
Pages:
140
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.30(d)

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