- (1900 - 1991)Chinese evangelist and three-self exponentWang Ming-tao was born in 1900 in Beijing. He was raised in a Congregational church under the guidance of the London Missionary Society. Following a serious illness, he pledged to enter the ministry. He received no theological training, but he had a good speaking voice and had absorbed a conservative BiBLE-oriented belief system.As a young minister in the 1920s, he advocated the three-self principles as originally suggested by John Nevius - the church in the mission field must be self-propagating, self-governing, and self-supporting. He began a small home meeting that over the years grew into the Christian Tabernacle in Beijing. He insisted that each member manifest a visible spirituality. There were some 570 members at the time the Communists took over.The Christian Tabernacle advocated a simple worship and lifestyle that relied on the Bible for direction. There was an emphasis on the practical appropriation of Christianity. A popular periodical, Spiritual Food, spread the church's message.Wang espoused the complete separation of church and state. He was able to hold his position after the Japanese takeover in the 1930s, but did not fare as well after the Chinese revolution. His indigenous congregation, independent of Protestant missionaries from its inception, was just what the new government said it wanted. However, Wang's refusal to back the new government by joining the three-self patriotic movement landed him in jail in 1955. He was briefly released, but then once more put in prison, where he remained until 1979, when new policies on religion allowed his release.Further reading:■ Lyall Leslie, Three of China's Mighty Men. (Kent, U.K.: Hodder & Stoughton/Overseas Missionary Fellowship, 1980)■ John D. Woodbridge, ed., Ambassadors for Christ: Distinguished Representatives of the Message throughout the World (Chicago: Moody Press, 1994).
Encyclopedia of Protestantism. Gordon Melton. 2005.
Look at other dictionaries:
Tao Kan — (陶侃) (259 334), courtesy name Shixing (士行), formally Duke Huan of Changsha (長沙桓公), was a renowned Jin Dynasty (265 420) general and governor. He was the great grandfather of the Jin Dynasty poet Tao Yuanming. Early career Tao Kan was born under… … Wikipedia
Wang (Familienname) — Wang (chin.: 王) gilt weltweit als einer der häufigsten Familiennamen, den auch chinesische Kaiser und Kaiserinnen trugen. Namensträger Inhaltsverzeichnis A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W … Deutsch Wikipedia
Wang Dao — (王導) (276 339), courtesy name Maohong (茂弘), formally Duke Wenxian of Shixing (始興文獻公), was a Jin Dynasty (265 420) statesman who served important roles in the administrations of Emperor Yuan, Emperor Ming, and Emperor Cheng, including as Emperor… … Wikipedia
Wang Dun — (王敦) (266 324), courtesy name Chuzhong (處仲), was a Jin Dynasty (265 420) general and later warlord.Having brought Emperor Yuan (Sima Rui) to submission with his military force, Wang Dun had paramount authorities. However, although he later… … Wikipedia
Wang Hao De — (1921 – 1999) is the founder of the Maitreya Great Tao religion (zh tp|t=彌勒大道|p=Mílè Dà Dào), which is based in Hsin Chu, Taiwan. This sect according to Taiwan s survey in 2004 has 100,000 members and 2000 temples. Wang was born in 1921, the 28th … Wikipedia
Wang Hongliang — Pas d image ? Cliquez ici. Situation actuelle Club actuel Shan … Wikipédia en Français
Ming Dao — Infobox Chinese language singer and actor name = Ming Dao (明道) caption = birthname = Lin Chao Zhang (林朝章) ancestry = origin = Taiwan birthdate = birth date and age|1980|2|26 birthplace = Taiwan othername = Matthew occupation = Actor, Singer,… … Wikipedia
Wang Zhizhi — Pour les articles homonymes, voir Wang. Wang Zhizhi … Wikipédia en Français
Ming Dow — This is a Chinese name; the family name is Ming. Ming Dao Chinese name 明道 Pinyin Míng Dào (Mandarin) Birth name Lin Chao Zhang (林朝章) Origin … Wikipedia
Wang (surname) — Family name name = Wang imagesize= caption= pronunciation = meaning = king region = origin = related names = footnotes = [ [http://www.census.gov/genealogy/names/names files.html 1990 Census Name Files ] ] Wang (; pinyin: Wáng) is one of the most … Wikipedia