China is now home to evangelical believers than any other nation, and the church continues to grow and make inroads in every level of Chinese society Such dramatic growth, against the backdrop of modern China, has produced profound and urgent church development needs As faithful Chinese ministers strive to meet these needs, an increasing number are discovering the rich biblical and theological resources of the Reformed tradition and Presbyterian polity This is a critical moment in the life of China s reforming churches and the Presbyterian and Reformed mission to China This book provides both a historical look at Presbyterianism in China and an assessment of the current state of affairs, orienting readers to church development needs and the basic outlines of Reformed Christianity in China today While laying out the challenges and opportunities facing the church, the authors argue that assisting this reformation in China should be a central objective of the Presbyterian and Reformed mission to China in this generation Table of Contents Introduction China, Church Development, and Presbyterianism Bruce P Baugus Part I The History of Presbyterianism in China 1 A Brief History of the Western Presbyterian and Reformed Mission to China Michael M 2 Watson Hayes and the North China Theological Seminary A Donald MacLeod 3 A Brief History of the Korean Presbyterian Mission to China Bruce P Baugus Sung Il Steve Park Part II Presbyterianism in China Today 4 In Their Own Words Perceived Challenges of Christians in China Brent Fulton 5 Why Chinese Churches Need Biblical Presbyterianism Luke P Y Lu 6 A Few Significant Ones A Conversation with Two of China s Leading Reformers Bruce P Baugus Part III Challenges Opportunities for Presbyterianism in China 7 The Social Conditions of Ministry in China Today G Wright Doyle 8 China a Tale of Two Churches Brent Fulton 9 Two Kingdoms in China Reformed Ecclesiology and Social Ethics David VanDrunen 10 From Dissension to Joy Resources from Acts 15 1 35 for Global Presbyterianism Guy Waters Part IV Appropriating a Tradition 11 The Emergence of Legal Christian Publishing in China An Opportunity for Reformed Christians Phil Remmers 12 A Report on the State of Reformed Theological Education in China Bruce P Baugus 13 The Indigenization Contextualization of the Reformed Faith in China Paul Wang Conclusion The Future of Presbyterianism in China Bruce P Baugus Appendices A Robert Morrison s Catechism Introduced and Translated by Michael M B Shandong Student Protest and Appeal Introduced by Bruce P Baugus and Translated by Born...
|Title||:||China's Reforming Churches|
|Publisher||:||Reformation Heritage Books May 26, 2014|
|Number of Pages||:||320 pages|
|File Size||:||665 KB|
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Many of the reviews that I read stated that they were given complimentary copies. I bought the Kindle version. In my opinion, the $35 price tag for the printed volume is a bit steep, but I'm comfortable with the price I paid for the Kindle version.
One of the greatest occurrences in the world today, and this is not one iota of hyperbole, is the fruit of the Gospel being harvested among our brothers and sisters in China. Millions(!!) are coming to faith in a land that until relatively recent history was actively opposed to any Christian influence. This has created a wonderful problem of how the Church of China should go about organizing their local bodies and how the Church global can be of assistance to them. This led to a conference addressing the issue hosted by RTS-Jackson and this wonderful book, China’s Reforming Churches, as a result.