Religion: Chiang's Testimony

The declaration of faith of Christendom's most famed living convert was made public last week by the Methodist Church. Chiang Kai-shek had written it in 1937, shortly after his capture and release by his Sian kidnappers.

The hardboiled, stern Generalissimo, whose mother was a devout Buddhist, came under the influence of three powerful Christian influences in youth and early manhood—Dr. Sun Yatsen, "Mother" K. T. Soong and her daughter, Meiling. In 1930, three years after he had married the brilliant, Wellesley-educated Meiling, Chiang was baptized a Methodist, the faith of his wife and...

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