本書介紹了中國近代史上十位基督徒歷史人物，他們為推動19世紀末，20世紀初中國近代社會的改革與道德進步做的貢獻。他們中的許多人不為今日社會所認識，但他們把基督的光和鹽帶入了當時黑暗的社會，為他們周圍的人帶來了希望。本書適合中國基督教社會歷史研究和鼓舞中國知識份子信徒生活閱讀。 277 頁。
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Stacey Bieler together with Carol Hamrin edited three volumes of Salt and Light: Lives of Faith that Shaped Modern China. Here she talks about how Salt and Light came to be and the impact it has had on her own life.
1. What is the Salt and Light series?
Salt and Light is a three-volume series of short biographies of Chinese Christians who lived between 1850-1990. Each volume focuses on 8-10 different people. The second volume has two chapters with second-generation stories: a man named Yan and his son, and the Xu family—parents and children.
Although we could have focused a volume on just educators, we chose not to because Chinese Christians were active in so many aspects of Chinese society. The biographies include a writer, a filmmaker, a businessman, a diplomat, YMCA and YWCA directors, a philosopher, cultural commentators, a judge, social activists, doctors, literacy and rural workers, an artist, and a general.
In writing the articles, we asked each author to not just tell the story of what the person was known for, but to include information about their families and how their Christian faith motivated their actions. Many were active in their professions, but also invested in helping to address societal problems, such as promoting literacy, protecting children, and fighting leprosy. These individuals were also active in local church life, some helping to establish local churches.
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