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By George Hunter McNeur,Jonathan A. Seitz

Liang Fa holds a distinct position within the background of Christianity in China. Baptized and ordained by means of the 1st Protestant missionaries to China, Liang aided the 1st generations of missionaries and carried out his personal paintings as an evangelist and author. Liang on my own within the first iteration wrote and released lower than his identify, and his most renowned tract is thought to have inspired the Taiping uprising. whereas George McNeur's biography of Liang has been republished on a regular basis in chinese language, this is often the 1st republication in English because the Thirties. It continues to be the simplest paintings on an influential yet little-studied determine. Annotated and with a serious advent, this paintings seeks to restore scholarship on Liang as we strategy the two-hundredth anniversary of his baptism.

"The voices of indigenous chinese language Christians from the 19th century are hardly ever heard, and people from the early 19th century are rarer nonetheless. Jonathan Seitz's top notch, serious variation of George Hunter McNeur's vintage biography of Liang A-Fa is accordingly to be warmly welcomed. It opens a desirable window into the brain of 1 of the first actual chinese language Protestants."
--Brian Stanley, Professor of global Christianity and Director, Centre for the learn of worldwide Christianity, collage of Edinburgh

"First released in 1934, George McNeur's important yet infrequent biography of the early chinese language convert and preacher Liang A-Fa will achieve new readers due to the sumptuous paintings of Jonathan Seitz. by means of including notes, a thesaurus, and a very good scholarly advent, Seitz has made this new version of the vintage biography into crucial studying for everybody drawn to chinese language Christianity."
--Ryan Dunch, collage of Alberta

Jonathan A. Seitz is Assistant Professor at Taiwan Theological Seminary in Taipei, Taiwan.

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