"Seven Pertinent Questions. Centennial of China Methodism". Foochow broadside. China, E. Pearce Hayes.

"Seven Pertinent Questions. Centennial of China Methodism". Foochow broadside.

Foochow China: June 30, 1947. American missionary broadside from Foochow, Fukien, celebrating 100 years of Methodism in China, and printed in question and answer format, with pointed questions and blunt answers pertaining to the Communist threat & other issues affecting the future of the church in China.

The first question, "Is There Any Answer to Communism?" is answered "Spray their cells with DDT"; it then relates the story of a Chinese Methodist pastor who, in compassion for a Chinese agitator held in a bug infested jail, has the cell sprayed with DDT, which act of mercy elicits a confession from the agitator of the plot to kill the pastor & burn down his church.

The author was a member of the Baltimore Conference who served in China for years, and whose father was pastor of Douglas Memorial in Washington DC.

Additional questions include: Can the Church Stand?, Will Confusion in China Soon Cease?, Shall the Starving Live?, Have the 100 Years Been Worth It?, and Why Not Quit? Printed signature, E. Pearce Hayes. Printed around edges in red, "Centennial of China Methodism, 1847 - 1947, Foochow, Fukien. 2 sheets printed on recto only, 8 1/4 x 10 1/2", period folds flattened. Very good condition. Item #25104

Price: $175.00

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