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Berkley, Gerald W.

Works: 4 works in 12 publications in 1 language and 1,917 library holdings
Genres: History  Church history 
Roles: Author
Classifications: BR1287, 266.023761051
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Most widely held works by Gerald W Berkley
Taking Christianity to China : Alabama missionaries in the middle kingdom, 1850-1950 by Wayne Flynt( )

7 editions published between 1997 and 2017 in English and held by 1,912 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Beginning early in the 19th century, the American missionary movement made slow headway in China. Individuals from Alabama became part of that small beachhead. After 1900 both the money and personnel rapidly expanded, peaking in the early 1920s. By the 1930s many American denominations became confused and divided over the appropriateness of the missionary endeavor. Secular American intellectuals began to criticize missionaries as meddling do-gooders trying to impose American evangelicalism on a proud, ancient culture." "By examining the lives of 47 Alabama missionaries who served in China between 1850 and 1950, Professors Flynt and Berkley reach a different conclusion. Although Alabama missionaries initially seemed to fit the negative description of Americans trying to superimpose their own values and beliefs on "heathen," they quickly learned to respect Chinese civilization. The result was a new synthesis, neither entirely southern nor entirely Chinese. Algorithm previous works focus on the failure of Christianity to change China, this book focuses on the degree to which service in China changed Alabama missionaries. And the change was profound." "In their consideration of these missionaries from a single state - their call to missions, preparation for service in China, living, working, contacts back home, cultural clashes, political views, internal conflicts, and gender relations - the authors suggest that the efforts by Baptist, Methodist, and Presbyterian missionaries from Alabama were not the failure judged by many historians. In fact their labors in the hundred years before the Communist revolution in 1950 seem to be showing remarkable results in the declining years of the 20th century, when the number of Chinese Christians is estimated by some to be as high as one hundred million."--Jacket
The revolutionary peasant movement in China during the period of the First United Front, 1924-1927 by Gerald W Berkley( Book )

3 editions published between 1976 and 2017 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Redressing human rights abuses by Jon M Van Dyke( )

1 edition published in 1992 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

China as a member of the GATT : Historical and Contemporary Issues by Gerald W Berkley( )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

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Taking Christianity to China : Alabama missionaries in the middle kingdom, 1850-1950
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