TITLE

Asian Light, Asian Fruit

AUTHOR(S)
Bonk, Jonathan J.
PUB. DATE
April 2008
SOURCE
International Bulletin of Missionary Research;Apr2008, Vol. 32 Issue 2, p57
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article focuses on the fruit of the labor of many early Christian missionaries in Asia which is symbolized by the Nestorian Monument. The monument depicts a cross rising out of the lotus flower which is a symbol of Buddhism, surrounded by clouds and set with a flaming pearl, a symbol of Taoism. The inscription reads as memorial to the entrance into China of the religion of the Light from Persia. The epigraph shows that the monument was established in 781 during the Tang Dynasty. Meanwhile, over several centuries ago Christian missions were sometimes deeply compromised advocates or beneficiaries.
ACCESSION #
31198309

 

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