Acquainted with grief : Wang Mingdao's stand for the persecuted church in China / by Thomas Alan Harvey.
By: Harvey, Thomas Alan.Material type: BookPublisher: Grand Rapids, Mich. : Brazos Press, ©2002Description: 190 p. ; 24 cm.ISBN: 1587430398; 9781587430398; 1587430800; 9781587430800; 1587430592 (pbk.); 9781587430596 (pbk.).Subject(s): Wang, Mingdao, 1900-1991 | China -- Church history -- 20th centuryDDC classification: 275.1/082/092 | B
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 185-190).
What's in a name? -- A church divided : modernism, fundamentalism, and the anti-Christian movement -- Joining the united front : the church and the Chinese Communist Party -- Strange news : the nation as Gospel -- Dividing the nation : the arrest and confession of Wang Mingdao -- Underwriting persecution -- Christian suffering -- Conclusion: Defying heaven's mandate : Wang Mingdao and the divided church of China -- Appendix 1: The Christian manifesto -- Appendix 2: Wang Mingdao's "self- examination."
For decades, Christians across the globe have watched and prayed for the persecuted church in China. Despite our genuine concern, we're often left with more questions than answers. For example, what is the political and social history of the persecuted church in China? What is the current condition of the church? When should Christians practice political dissent, and what are its theological and biblical grounds? According to Thomas Harvey, the answers to all of these questions may be found by asking another crucial question: Who was Wang Mingdao? This unique book, rich with twentieth-century political and religious Chinese history, will fascinate anyone interested in Asian history, missions, politics and theology, and questions of faith and dissent. Acquainted with Grief provides the fascinating account of how evangelist and minister Wang Mingdao emerged from humble roots to take a dramatic stand against the state-sponsored Chinese churches. After twenty years in prison, Wang was finally released as an old man, securing his legacy as "Dean of the House Churches" in China.