Religion: Missionaries to Communism?

Is there any future for Christian missions in China? Yes—but not for the institutionalized missions of the recent past. To make any headway in a China overrun by Communism, missionaries will have to go back to Christian beginnings. So says Journalist Robert Root of the Des Moines Register & Tribune, just back from a tour of the Orient.

Reporter Root outlined his views in somber detail in the Christian Century. Though he wrote even before the fall of Mukden, Root did not find it hard to believe the Communist boast of complete control of China within three or four years. If that...

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