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Lutheran Missions in a Time of Revolution: The China Experience 1944-1951
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Theology, Swedish Institute of Mission Research.
1972 (English)Doctoral thesis, monograph (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

In January, 1951, the Lutheran Church of China denounced all relations with the American, German and Scandinavian missions, which for more than half a century had worked in the country. As one of the first, this church made a clear and corporate stand in favour of the New Democracy and the Three-Self Movement, while most of the missions made their political choice, retreated with the Nationalists and finally went to Taiwan.

This book presents the Lutheran missions from optimistic new orientations in 1944 to the evacuation and the break down of the cooperation with the Chinese church seven years later. This short .period was dramatic and of great importance for the whole missionary movement, and the study may lead to renewed self-criticism and to a necessary re-evaluation of the Chinese Revolution - one of the most significant events in World History.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Uppsala: Swedish Institute of Mission Research , 1972. , 230 p.
Studia Missionalia Upsaliensia, ISSN 0585-5373 ; 18
Keyword [en]
China, Chinese Church, Lutheran missions, Three-Self Movement, Church of Sweden Mission, Lutheran World Federation, student work, Christian Mission to the Buddhists, Reichelt, ecumenical, Cinese Revolution, New Democracy
National Category
Religious Studies
Research subject
Studies of Missions
URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-192591OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-192591DiVA: diva2:600107
Available from: 2013-01-23 Created: 2013-01-23 Last updated: 2013-11-27Bibliographically approved

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