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The Resource Shanghai faithful : betrayal and forgiveness in a Chinese Christian family, Jennifer Lin

Shanghai faithful : betrayal and forgiveness in a Chinese Christian family, Jennifer Lin

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Shanghai faithful : betrayal and forgiveness in a Chinese Christian family
Title
Shanghai faithful
Title remainder
betrayal and forgiveness in a Chinese Christian family
Statement of responsibility
Jennifer Lin
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Author
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Within the next decade, China could be home to more Christians than any country in the world. Through the 150-year saga of a single family, this book vividly dramatizes the remarkable religious evolution of the world’s most populous nation. Shanghai Faithful is both a touching family memoir and a chronicle of the astonishing spread of Christianity in China. Five generations of the Lin family - buffeted by history’s crosscurrents and personal strife - bring to life an epoch that is still unfolding. A compelling cast - a poor fisherman, a doctor who treated opium addicts, an Ivy League–educated priest, and the charismatic preacher Watchman Nee - sets the book in motion. Veteran journalist Jennifer Lin takes readers from remote nineteenth-century mission outposts to the thriving house churches and cathedrals of today’s China. The Lin family - and the book’s central figure, the Reverend Lin Pu-chi - offer witness to China’s tumultuous past, up to and beyond the betrayals and madness of the Cultural Revolution, when the family’s resolute faith led to years of suffering. Forgiveness and redemption bring the story full circle. With its sweep of history and the intimacy of long-hidden family stories, Shanghai Faithful offers a fresh look at Christianity in China - past, present, and future."--Publisher description
Summary
This vivid history by veteran journalist Jennifer Lin puts her investigative skills to work uncovering her family’s hidden past. Her multigenerational saga is also a microcosm of China’s turbulent, transformative history through to its present role as an economic superpower, captured from the unique perspective of a Chinese Christian family
Writing style
Biography type
collective biography
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10563249
Cataloging source
DLC
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1959-
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Lin, Jennifer
Dewey number
  • 275.1/080922
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
BR1700.3
LC item number
.L55 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • Lin, Jennifer
  • Lin family
  • Christian biography
  • China
Target audience
adult
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betrayal and forgiveness in a Chinese Christian family
Label
Shanghai faithful : betrayal and forgiveness in a Chinese Christian family, Jennifer Lin
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 285-309) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn957134458
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiii, 317 pages
Isbn
9781442256934
Lccn
2016044672
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)957134458
Label
Shanghai faithful : betrayal and forgiveness in a Chinese Christian family, Jennifer Lin
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 285-309) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn957134458
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiii, 317 pages
Isbn
9781442256934
Lccn
2016044672
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)957134458

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