An Account of the Anti-Foreign Crusade in China

An Account of the Anti-Foreign Crusade in China

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1900 edition. Excerpt: ...China instead of the shame that has been tolled forth in all lands this year. Believing, as we do, in this and in the providence of God which overrules all things, even massacres and wars, for the promotion of the highest interests of mankind, we must take cour. age and continue our work of enlightenment with greater vigour than ever, as the dawn of New China is at hand. We have already seen some bright rays of the coming day startling the sleeping empire. If our fathers before the Renaissance in Europe had faith to work on in the dark night, how much more ought we in China to have a strong faith now that the watchmen have repeatedly cried " The day is breaking l " But good books are indispensable I0 all progress. We believe that no one can carefully read through this Report without feeling that the task attempted is stupendous in its magnitude, that it is not unsuccessfully attempted, and that the success or failure of all missionary efforts--ayel and even of political and commercial efi'orts--are bound up with the success or failure of our efforts to convince the mind of the leaders of China that Christianity has the promise of a hundred-fold in this worldas well as eternal life in the next. But we are immensely hampered by the meagreness of our financial resources. True, we have had four additional workers during the last two years, but the income towards expenses of writers, of publishing and distributing has not kept pace with that, and so we have now MSS. in hand ready but we have not the funds for publication. Ve have also this year lost over $7,000 worth of books burnt by the Boxers at our book Depots. The friends in Edinburgh and Glasgow have done well from the beginning. The time surely has come when each of the...show more

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  • Paperback | 28 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 68g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236977920
  • 9781236977922