Blog Entries by Andrew T. Kaiser

Andrew T. Kaiser, author of Voices from the Past: Historical Reflections on Christian Missions in China, The Rushing on of the Purposes of God: Christian Missions in Shanxi since 1876,  and Encountering China: The Evolution of Timothy Richard’s Missionary Thought (1870–1891) (Evangelical Missiological Society Monograph Series Book 1)has been living and working in Shanxi with his family since 1997.

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A Response to Richard Cook

Few things are more meaningful to a scholar than to have their work read carefully by respected authorities in their field. I am deeply honored that Richard Cook chose to devote his time and attention to such a close reading of my research on . . . Timothy Richard.

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The Chinese Church’s Attitude towards Its Own History

An Interview with Nathaniel Yuan

An interview with an oral historian on the importance of church history.

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History Matters Today

Faithful cross-cultural service requires at least some understanding of the local context. During my years in Shanxi I have invested a sizable portion of time and energy into helping my colleagues here—Chinese and expatriate—better understand local history, particularly as it pertains to ministry. I have been impressed over and over again by the striking degree to which the words and deeds of our spiritual ancestors relate directly to our present circumstances.

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Listening to Voices from the Past

Historical Reflections on Christian Missions in China

 Voices from the Past: Historical Reflections on Christian Missions in China by Andrew T. Kaiser.

Reviewed by Brent Fulton