Baptized in the fire of revolution: the American social by Chün Hsing, Jun Xing

By Chün Hsing, Jun Xing

This learn examines how the social gospel, an indigenous American reform ideology, was once exported to the turbulent chinese language scenario within the early 20th century by way of the younger MenOs Christian organization. starting with an summary of the YMCA and its function in American Christianity round the flip of the century, this ebook relates how the establishment advanced and built its personal type of Social Gospel Protestantism.

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In 1923, Sherwood Eddy, with a promise of financial assistance from John D. 18 However, it never got off the ground and became engaged in a constant struggle with the revolutionary labor movement led by the communists. 4. The program of international goodwill. This theme of internationalism posed another embarrassing dilemma for both the Chinese and American YMCAs involving a struggle between national loyalty and world brotherhood. " However, this patriotism should never be narrow," in the words of David Z.

Acknowledgments are due also to Profs. Edward L. Farmer, David Noble, and Robert Tapp, who have been on both my prelim and dissertation committees. I am also deeply indebted to Dagmar Getz from the YMCA Archives for her gracefulness, resourcefulness, and consistent help. I have learned from her what an invaluable role an archivist plays in the works of researchers. A Fred C. Andersen Foundation predoctoral fellowship (199192) from Carleton College, and an Andrew W. Mellon postdoctoral fellowship from Emory University helped me a great deal toward supporting my family while I engaged in this work.

The program of international goodwill. This theme of internationalism posed another embarrassing dilemma for both the Chinese and American YMCAs involving a struggle between national loyalty and world brotherhood. " However, this patriotism should never be narrow," in the words of David Z. T. "19 The YMCA's efforts in organizing the Institute of Pacific Relations and in spon- Page 20 soring the Pacific peace conferences afford us a view into this conflicting theme. Time Period I chose the period from 1919 to 1937 for the study for the following reasons: First of all, liberal-humanistic theology reached its peak in the 1920s in the United States, and its influence in China was greatest in the late 1920s and early 1930s.

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