Book by Hyatt Jr., Irwin T....
|Title||:||Our Ordered Lives Confess: Three Nineteenth-Century Missionaries in East Shantung (American-East Asian Relations Series : No 8)|
|Publisher||:||Harvard University Press First edition January 1, 1976|
|Number of Pages||:||252 pages|
|File Size||:||976 KB|
|Status||:||Available For Download|
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Our Ordered Lives Confess: Three Nineteenth-Century Missionaries in East Shantung (American-East Asian Relations Series : No 8) Reviews
Dr. Hyatt has written a classic on 19th century missionaries in Shandong province, of the Qing dynasty China. There is nothing better in print about Southern Baptist T.C. Crawford and his growing riff with SBC mission board and beginning his Gospel Mission.Also a really balanced human presentation of the Southern Baptist Convention's Lottie Moon. I purchased the book via Amazon over a dozen years ago. Even now it stands out as the best reference to the times and the people. Baptist and their Presbyterian colleagues are presented in rare form.
Often books of this type either make a saint of the missionary or a sinner. This book hits a balance in the humanity as well as the humility (and sometimes lack of humility) of these three pioneers in Christian missions in the northern province of Shandong in late 19th century China. Stands alone as almost a classic in the field. Their problems as well as victories are well stated and make one want to read more of the people and period. Especially to learn more about the Chinese of that time.