I have written previously about my love of podcasts, especially when I’m on a road trip! While my listening taste are varied, my favorite podcast is The China History Podcast, hosted by Laszlo Montgomery.
In February Montgomery posted an episode titled ”The Earliest Years of Christianity in China,” in which he describes the history of “pre-Jesuit” Christianity in the Middle Kingdom:
Many people don’t know that the first preaching of Christianity in China pre-dated the Jesuits by more than nine centuries. We’ll take a second cursory look at the Jesuits as part of a bigger story that includes Christianity in China during the Tang and Yuan dynasties. We’ll see that prior to the arrival of Matteo Ricci, there were two other lesser known attempts to grow Christianity in China.
And for a bonus, on the site he has a handy list of terms that he uses in the podcast. It’s a great glossary of Chinese / English historical and Christian terms.