China Centenary Missionary Conference Records; Held at Shanghai, April 25 to May 8, 1907

China Centenary Missionary Conference Records; Held at Shanghai, April 25 to May 8, 1907

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1907 edition. Excerpt: ...are from Christian families. Apart from the evangelistic work of the past, and its results in founding a Christian community in China, our schools, and especially our girls' boarding schools which are now a very important part of our work, could not possibly hold the place they do. But our Christian adults, not less than their children, need the guidance and shepherding of wise and faithful Chinese pastors and teachers. One of the pressing needs of the present situation is the training of such men. When we speak of the evangelistic work of the past, we use the word in no narrow or limited sense, but as covering all agencies for bringing the gospel of life to the Chinese, whether by the direct preaching of Christ, by the circulation of the Scriptures and other literature, by the Christ-like work of healing the sick and teaching the young, or by those object lessons of compassion and tender care which it is absolutely necessary that missions should carry on, if--in the words of David Hill--"the symmetry and harmony and perfectness of the body of Christ" is to be faithfully presented before the non-Christian world, asylums for the blind and the dumb, for the leper and the outcast. "These things," said Mr. Hill, "would, if put on a proper basis, reveal to the Chinese a more perfect Christ; and this is our great business, the true road to success, the vision of the perfect Christ! The beauty and symmetry of the body answering to the Head will soon win the Chinese from their lifeless images as no other revelation will." (II.) We come now to state some of the things that, in our judgement, are of prime importance in the future development of our organizations and methods of work. 1. In the forefront of such things we should...show more

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  • Paperback | 330 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 18mm | 590g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236633210
  • 9781236633217