The Power to Save: A History of the Gospel in China

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  • ISBN-13: 9780852347430
  • Publisher: EP BOOKS
  • Publication date: 7/28/2011
  • Pages: 354
  • Product dimensions: 5.40 (w) x 8.40 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Table of Contents

List of illustrations 8

Foreword by Sinclair Ferguson 11

Preface 17

1 China's roots 21

2 Christianity in China up to AD 1800 28

3 Robert Morrison, the pioneer of the gospel to China, 1807 37

4 Charles Gutzlaff, pioneer explorer and missionary to China 53

5 Liang Afa: the first Chinese Protestant evangelist and pastor 69

6 Hudson Taylor: the making of a pioneer missionary, 1832-53 78

7 Hudson Taylor: up to the formation of the CIM, 1854-65 91

8 Hudson Taylor: establishing the China Inland Mission, 1865-75 107

9 Hudson Taylor: the triumph of faith, 1875-1905 120

10 The beginnings of a new century, 1900-1910 136

11 Birth of the republic and World War, 1910-20 151

12 Emergence of Chinese Christian leaders, 1920-30 163

13 Revivals, 1930-37 179

14 Awakening among university students, 1937-45 195

15 The gospel in China, 1945-49 210

16 The Communists take over China, 1949-53 228

17 The church fighting for survival, 1953-66 242

18 From midnight darkness into light, 1966-76 258

19 Christ out in the open, 1976-85 272

20 The house-church movement from 1970 285

21 The gospel in China since 1985 297

22 Looking to the future 309

Timeline 315

Appendix I Old and modern names of the provinces of China 317

Appendix II A summary history of the Chinese dynasties, 2500 BC to AD 1912 319

Appendix III The provinces of China in the time of Hudson Taylor 327

Appendix IV United Appeal of the various branches of the Chinese House Church 328

Appendix V Chinese Christian Confession of Faith, 1998 330

Appendix VI House-church Policy 337

Bibliography 342

Index 347


The administrative divisions of China (map) II

The old names of provinces (map) II

The Yellow, Yangtze and Pearl Rivers (map) 20

The Yangtze River in Yunnan province 22

The Nestorian Tablet 29

Robert Morrison 39

Canton: the trading area for foreign nations 44

Macau today 46

Robert Morrison translating the Scriptures 47

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