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Missionaries and indigenous culture in nineteenth century China

Welch, Ian Hamilton

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19th century Protestant Christians, mostly British, American and Northern European evangelicals, saw the ‘opening’ of China to Protestant Christian missions as, ‘an inevitable issue not of the will of man altogether, but ... of the Providence of God’. The Church Missionary Society observed, ‘The herald of the Gospel of Peace would never use, or wish to use, the arm of carnal force… but He…employs the unconscious powers of this world to advance His purposes.3 A Chinese diplomat told a European...[Show more]

dc.contributor.authorWelch, Ian Hamilton
dc.date.accessioned2015-08-10T05:31:04Z
dc.date.available2015-08-10T05:31:04Z
dc.date.created2015
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1885/14656
dc.description.abstract19th century Protestant Christians, mostly British, American and Northern European evangelicals, saw the ‘opening’ of China to Protestant Christian missions as, ‘an inevitable issue not of the will of man altogether, but ... of the Providence of God’. The Church Missionary Society observed, ‘The herald of the Gospel of Peace would never use, or wish to use, the arm of carnal force… but He…employs the unconscious powers of this world to advance His purposes.3 A Chinese diplomat told a European audience that China was brought into the community of nations ‘through cannons and warships’.
dc.format.extent1 vol.
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdf
dc.language.isoen_AU
dc.rights© Ian Welch 2015
dc.titleMissionaries and indigenous culture in nineteenth century China
dc.typeWorking/Technical Paper
local.type.statusPublished version
local.contributor.affiliationWelch, Ian Hamilton, College of Asia and the Pacific, The Australian National University
local.bibliographicCitation.startpage1
local.bibliographicCitation.lastpage27
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