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The Bible CauseA History of the American Bible Society$
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John Fea

Print publication date: 2016

Print ISBN-13: 9780190253066

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: April 2016

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190253066.001.0001

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Asia

Asia

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(p.197) 18 Asia
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The Bible Cause
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John Fea

Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190253066.003.0019

This chapter explores the American Bible Society (ABS) in Asia in the decades following World War II. It begins with the communist Revolution in China and the end of the ABS work in this country due to the anti-Christian reign of the community Mao government. It then moves on to General Douglas MacArthur’s occupation of Japan and the way the general supported the Bible Cause and the Japan Bible Society as a means of bringing Christian civilization to the occupied nation. Finally, it focuses on Korea and the survival and persecution suffered by Korean Christians and the Korea Bible Society during the Korean War.

Keywords:   Bible, Japan, Japan Bible Society, China, Korea, Korean Bible Society, Douglas MacArthur, Korean War, World War II, Asia, Pacific

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