EDITED BY BRUCE P BAUGUS
China is now home to more evangelical believers than any other nation, and the church continues to grow and make inroads in every level of Chinese society. Such dramatic growth, against the backdrop of modern China, has produced profound and urgent church development needs. As faithful Chinese ministers strive to meet these needs, an increasing number are discovering the rich biblical and theological resources of the Reformed tradition and Presbyterian polity. This is a critical moment in the life of China’s reforming churches and the Presbyterian and Reformed mission to China. This book provides both a historical look at Presbyterianism in China and an assessment of the current state of affairs, orienting readers to church development needs and the basic outlines of Reformed Christianity in China today. While laying out the challenges and opportunities facing the church, the authors argue that assisting this reformation in China should be a central objective of the Presbyterian and Reformed mission to China in this generation.
Table of Contents:
Introduction: China, Church Development, and Presbyterianism – Bruce P. Baugus
Part I The History of Presbyterianism in China
1. A Brief History of the Western Presbyterian and Reformed Mission to China – Michael M.
2. Watson Hayes and the North China Theological Seminary – A. Donald MacLeod
3. A Brief History of the Korean Presbyterian Mission to China – Bruce P. Baugus & Sung-Il Steve Park
Part II Presbyterianism in China Today
4. In Their Own Words: Perceived Challenges of Christians in China – Brent Fulton
5. Why Chinese Churches Need Biblical Presbyterianism – Luke P. Y. Lu
6. A Few Significant Ones: A Conversation with Two of China s Leading Reformers – Bruce P. Baugus
Part III Challenges & Opportunities for Presbyterianism in China
7. The Social Conditions of Ministry in China Today – G. Wright Doyle
8. China: a Tale of Two Churches? – Brent Fulton
9. Two Kingdoms in China: Reformed Ecclesiology and Social Ethics – David VanDrunen
10. From Dissension to Joy: Resources from Acts 15:1 35 for Global Presbyterianism – Guy Waters
Part IV Appropriating a Tradition
11. The Emergence of Legal Christian Publishing in China: An Opportunity for Reformed Christians – Phil Remmers
12. A Report on the State of Reformed Theological Education in China – Bruce P. Baugus
13. The Indigenization & Contextualization of the Reformed Faith in China – Paul Wang
Conclusion: The Future of Presbyterianism in China – Bruce P. Baugus
A. Robert Morrison s Catechism – Introduced and Translated by Michael M.
B. Shandong Student Protest and Appeal – Introduced by Bruce P. Baugus and Translated by Born