Robert Morrison and the Birth of Chinese Protestantism
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Robert Morrison: The Birth of Chinese Protestantism is a brief, accessible life of the pioneer Protestant missionary, Robert Morrison (1782-1834), who arrived in China in 1807. Morrison masterminded translation and production of the first Chinese Bible and a series of other Christian texts in Mandarin. A gifted linguist and educational strategist, he founded the Christian College in Malacca (the first Chinese tertiary educational establishment). With fellow missionaries, William Milne and Walter Medhurst, Morrison formed a bridgehead for later missionary endeavor in China. Morrison's life has received comparatively little recent attention. He had to contend for residence in China by depending on U.S. help when EIC policy barred missionaries. He fought loneliness and ill health, misunderstanding and mission society prejudice, as he engaged Chinese customs and local help. His first wife died in childbirth, although his son John later continued his work. Morrison's linguistic ability and
A brief, accessible look at the life of the pioneer Protestant missionary, Robert Morrison (1782-1834). >
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Cheryl graduated with a BA from the University of Texas at Dallas. She married in Dallas and soon began travelling with her family and three Shiba Inus in search of creative inspiration. Cheryl found her inspiration on the Spanish island of Mallorca, where she wrote her this debut novel. She now reside with her family in California.