Tag: Matteo Ricci

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Christianity Comes to China

ChinaSource Summer School Session 2

Take a walk through the past and learn about different missionary efforts in China, from the Nestorians to Matteo Ricci to missionaries like Robert Morrison and Hudson Taylor.

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Chinese Christian History 101

Darkest Before the Dawn: A Book Review

Anyone looking for a brief overview of Chinese Christian history should check out Richard Cook’s Darkest Before the Dawn. In addition to orienting readers to the major events of Christian missions in China, there is an extensive bibliography for further reading.

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Faith and Science in Dialogue among Chinese Christians

Using science as an evangelization tool has a long history in China, and today’s Chinese Christians engage in robust conversation with faith and science.

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A Positive Legacy in China

While insensitive cross-cultural work has often resulted in closed doors or deportation, sensitive and authentic cross-cultural work has time and again won over the hearts of the Chinese people.

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Guangzhou is worth a visit because it offers glimpses of not only China’s past and present, but its future as well.

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Matteo Ricci

The First Western Chinese Language Learner?

Learning Chinese is a big task, but learning how to use the language to accomplish simple, everyday tasks is not. You may never, like Matteo Ricci, translate Chinese classics or write books in Chinese yourself. But even Ricci had to start with the basics, learning the sounds, the tones, and the simple vocabulary to accomplish the stuff of everyday life.

Chinese Church Voices

Western and Chinese Church History

A Chinese Christian writes about the history of the Chinese Church, examines the issues and challenges facing the church today, and looks ahead.

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A Sixteenth Century Strategy for Serving China in the 21st Century

What can we learn today from the work of Matteo Ricci?