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A History Of The Protestant Church In China

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Published on April 13, 2008

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A History of the Protestant Church in China

Three Threes Christianity has come to China three times The three “half-centuries” of the modern period Three chapters in the development of the PRC

Christianity has come to China three times

The three “half-centuries” of the modern period

Three chapters in the development of the PRC

Christianity Comes Three Times Nestorians 635 to 845 Matteo Rici 1583 to 1800s Robert Morrison 1807

Nestorians 635 to 845

Matteo Rici 1583 to 1800s

Robert Morrison 1807

Knocking at the Door 1800 – 1850 (first 50 years) 1795 London Missionary Society 1807 Robert Morrison arrives in Canton 1810 The American Board 1812 Emperor’s edict against Christianity 1842 The Opium War

1800 – 1850 (first 50 years)

1795 London Missionary Society

1807 Robert Morrison arrives in Canton

1810 The American Board

1812 Emperor’s edict against Christianity

1842 The Opium War

Initial Missionary Activity 1850 – 1900 (second 50 years) 1869: 400 missionaries from more than 30 different denominations 1870: Local rioters in Tianjin kill 14 French missionaries, many local Christians 1900: 2,800 missionaries 1900: Boxer Uprising killed 200 missionaries, great numbers of Chinese Christians 20,000 Western troops crushed the uprising

1850 – 1900 (second 50 years)

1869: 400 missionaries from more than 30 different denominations

1870: Local rioters in Tianjin kill 14 French missionaries, many local Christians

1900: 2,800 missionaries

1900: Boxer Uprising killed 200 missionaries, great numbers of Chinese Christians

20,000 Western troops crushed the uprising

20 th Century 1900 – 1950 (third 50 years) 1911: Sun Yatsen’s republican revolution 1926: China missionaries peaked at 8,235 1927: Civil war breaks out 1937: Japanese invade China 1949: CPC victorious, China at peace, missionaries required to go 700,000 baptized Christians Universities, hospitals, orphanages, churches

1900 – 1950 (third 50 years)

1911: Sun Yatsen’s republican revolution

1926: China missionaries peaked at 8,235

1927: Civil war breaks out

1937: Japanese invade China

1949: CPC victorious, China at peace, missionaries required to go

700,000 baptized Christians

Universities, hospitals, orphanages, churches

The History of the PRC 1949 – 1966: National building 1950: TSPM as movement 1954: 1 st NCCC, TSPM institutionalized 1960: 2 nd NCCC, push for unity

1949 – 1966: National building

1950: TSPM as movement

1954: 1 st NCCC, TSPM institutionalized

1960: 2 nd NCCC, push for unity

The History of the PRC 1966 – 1976: Cultural Revolution “ Ten years of chaos” All religions persecuted, religious literature burned, worship centers closed, clergy imprisoned, believers forced to apostacize 1976: Mao, Zhou Enlai, Chu De died; Tangshan Earthquake – end of the Cultural Revolution

1966 – 1976: Cultural Revolution

“ Ten years of chaos”

All religions persecuted, religious literature burned, worship centers closed, clergy imprisoned, believers forced to apostacize

1976: Mao, Zhou Enlai, Chu De died; Tangshan Earthquake – end of the Cultural Revolution

The History of the PRC 1980: Opening and Reform 1980: 3 rd NCCC, formed the China Christian Council (CCC) Recover & reopen churches Reopen seminaries & Bible schools, train clergy & church leaders Print Bibles & other religious materials

1980: Opening and Reform

1980: 3 rd NCCC, formed the China Christian Council (CCC)

Recover & reopen churches

Reopen seminaries & Bible schools, train clergy & church leaders

Print Bibles & other religious materials

Current Situation Statistics 43 million Bibles printed & distributed 55,000 places of worship 4,000 pastors & associates 18 seminaries 1,800 students enrolled 300 graduate & take churches each year The work of the Holy Spirit

Statistics

43 million Bibles printed & distributed

55,000 places of worship

4,000 pastors & associates

18 seminaries

1,800 students enrolled

300 graduate & take churches each year

The work of the Holy Spirit

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