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Missionary Primitivism and Chinese Modernity

The Brethren in Twentieth-Century China

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Missionary Primitivism and Chinese Modernity by David Woodbridge
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In Missionary Primitivism and Chinese Modernity: the Brethren in Twentieth-Century China, David Woodbridge offers an account of a little-known Protestant missionary group. Often depicted as extreme and marginal, the Brethren were in fact an influential force within modern evangelicalism. They sought to recreate the life of the primitive church, and to replicate the simplicity and dynamism of its missionary work. Using newly-released archive material, Woodbridge examines the activities of Brethren missionaries in diverse locations across China, from the cosmopolitan treaty ports to the Mongolian and Tibetan frontiers. The book presents a fascinating encounter between primitivist missionaries and a modernising China, and reveals the important role of the Brethren in the development of Chinese Christianity.

Author Biography

David Woodbridge received his Ph.D. (2013) from the University of Manchester. His research interests include modern China, British imperialism, and the history of Christianity.
Release date Australia
November 29th, 2018
Country of Publication
Netherlands
Imprint
Brill
ISBN-13
9789004336759
Product ID
28255066

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