The Works of J. Hudson Taylor

Hudson Taylor

The Kindle edition of J. Hudson Taylor's classic work. Taylor is considered one of the greatest missionaries to serve China; he spent 51 years in the country and is responsible for bringing over missionaries into the country, who, in turned began schools and directly resulted in the conversion of 18, people to Christianity. Taylor was known for his sensitivity t The Kindle edition of J. Taylor was known for his sensitivity to Chinese culture and zeal for evangelism.

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He argued, from the example of the Apostle Paul, "Let us in everything not sinful become like the Chinese, that by all means we may save some.

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They travelled down the Grand Canal of China to make the first settlement in the war-torn city of Hangzhou. Another daughter was born to them in China Maria Hudson Taylor. Taylor began practising much sought-after medical work and preaching every day under an exhausting schedule. Hundreds came to hear and be treated. Conflicts within the Lammermuir team limited their effectiveness, but when Taylor's daughter Grace died of meningitis in , they united for a time and sorted out their discord after witnessing Taylor place the cares of his fellow missionaries above even the concern that he had for his ailing daughter.

Many of the Lammermuir crew were converted to Christianity. In the Taylors took a party of missionaries up to Yangzhou to start a new work. But problems continued in , when their mission premises were attacked, looted and burned during the Yangzhou riot.

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Despite the violence and injuries, no one was killed. Unfortunately, the international outrage at the Chinese for the attack on these British nationals and the subsequent arrival of the Royal Navy caused also the China Inland Mission and Taylor to be criticised in the British press for almost starting a war. Taylor never requested military intervention, but some voices in the British Parliament called for "the withdrawal of all missionaries from China".

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However, the Taylors returned to Yangzhou later that year to continue in the work and many converts to Christianity were made. In Hudson was influenced by a passage on personal holiness from a book called " Christ Is All " by Henry Law that was sent to him by a fellow missionary, John McCarthy. At the time, he was quoted by fellow missionary Charles Henry Judd as saying: Judd, God has made me a new man!

In another child, Charles, was born into the Taylor family, and in , Taylor and his wife made the difficult decision to send their older three surviving children Bertie, Freddie, and Maria—Samuel died earlier that year home to England with Miss Emily Blatchley. In July, Noel was born, though he died of malnutrition and deprivation two weeks later due to Maria's inability to nurse him.

Maria herself died several days later, with the official cause of death being cholera. Her death shook Taylor deeply, and in , his own health began deteriorating further, leading to his return to England later that year to recuperate and take care of business items. Back in England, Taylor was married to Jane Elizabeth Faulding who had been a fellow missionary since They were in Nanjing when Jennie gave birth to stillborn twins—a boy and a girl in Two years later, the Taylors were forced to return once again to England because of the death of the mission secretary and their children's caretaker, Emily Blatchley.

During the winter of and Taylor was practically paralysed from a fall he had taken on a river boat while in China. In this state of crippling physical hindrance, Taylor confidently published an appeal for 18 new workers to join the work. When he did recover his strength, Jennie remained with the children, including a new son and daughter, Ernest and Amy, as well as the orphaned daughter of fellow missionary George Duncan and in Hudson Taylor returned to China and the 18 requested missionaries followed him.

It was at this time that Hudson's evangelical work in England profoundly affected various members of the famous cricketing Studd family, resulting in three of the brothers converting and becoming deeply religious themselves; one of them, cricketer Charles Studd , became a missionary to China along with fellow Cambridge University converts, known as the Cambridge Seven. From — Taylor travelled throughout inland China, opening missions stations. This was made possible by the signing on 13 September of the Chefoo Convention , a settlement between Britain and China that made it possible for missionary work to take place legally in inland China.

In , Jennie returned to China and began working to promote female missionary service there. By there were missionaries in the CIM. Taylor returned to England in to recruit more missionaries speaking of China's needs, and returned to China, working now with a total of missionaries and 59 churches. In their numbers increased by another with The Hundred missionaries , and in , Taylor brought 14 missionaries from the United States.

In Hudson's and Maria's only surviving daughter, Maria died in Wenzhou , leaving four little children and her missionary husband, John Joseph Coulthard. She had been instrumental in leading many Chinese women to Christianity during her short life. News of the Boxer Rebellion and the resulting disruption of missionary work in distressed Taylor, even though it led to further interest in missions in the area and additional growth of his China Inland Mission.

Though the CIM suffered more than any other mission in China 58 missionaries, 21 children were killed , Taylor refused to accept payment for loss of property or life, to show the 'meekness and gentleness of Christ'. The Chinese were also touched by Taylor's attitude.

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Due to health issues, Taylor remained in Switzerland , semi-retired with his wife. His wife, Jennie, died of cancer in in Les Chevalleyres , Switzerland, and in , Taylor returned to China for the eleventh and final time.

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There he visited Yangzhou and Zhenjiang and other cities, before dying suddenly while reading at home in Changsha. The small cemetery was built over with industrial buildings in the s and the grave markers were destroyed. However, the marker for Hudson Taylor was stored away in a local museum for years. His great-grandson, James Hudson Taylor III , found the marker and was able to help a local Chinese church re-erect it within their building in In the land for the cemetery was re-developed and the demolition of the old industrial buildings revealed that the Taylors' tombs were still intact.

On 28 August the graves were excavated with the surrounding soil and moved to a local church where they will be reburied in a memorial garden. The beginning of " faith missions " the sending of missionaries with no promises of temporal support, but instead a reliance "through prayer to move Men by God" has had a wide impact among evangelical churches to this day. After his death, China Inland Mission gained the notable distinction of being the largest Protestant mission agency in the world.

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This volume contains a memorial reflection on the life of Hudson Taylor from the China Inland Mission. He authored several books on Chinese missions and was the nephew of Hudson Taylor.

J. Hudson Taylor

This volume contains T. Shanks compilation of addresses by Hudson Taylor, as well as other influential evangelicals of the period, including D. Hudson Taylor — was one of the most important missionaries of the nineteenth-century. He studied medicine as a youth and, in , he offered himself as the first missionary of the Chinese Evangelisation Society. He first travelled to China at the age of He was poorly received by the people he preached to in Shanghai, until he decided to adopt native Chinese clothes and the queue hairstyle.

In he cut ties with the Chinese Evangelisation Society and began working independently.

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He married Maria Jane Dyer, a fellow missionary, in In , Taylor and his family returned in England where he regrouped and, in , founded the non-denominational China Inland Mission. In , Taylor returned to the field with the largest missionary party ever sent to China, emphasizing immersion in Chinese culture. After more than 50 years of service in China, in , Hudson Taylor died at his home in the Hunan province of China.