Origins and Development of the Christian Church in China, Christian missions

Wednesday, October 27, 2021 2:30 pm EST

This part of The Church in Asia traces the beginning of Christianity in China, when missionaries from the Church of East entered China in the 6th century, and introduced their religion as Jingjiao–Teaching of Light. They were active for 150 years in China before they were suppressed. The next missionary group that came to China were missionaries from the newly-founded Society of Jesus, who arrived in China in the 16th century. The Jesuits have had an eventful journey in China, and their missionary work has had a long-lasting impact on the trajectory of the Chinese Catholic Church.