Middle Ages Evangelism in China
Middle Ages

The arrival of Roman Catholic missionaries in the Middle Kingdom.

Great Wall of China

Nestorian Christianity was planted in China probably as early as the sixth century. A Roman Catholic evangelist, the Franciscan friar John of Montecorvino, arrived in 1294. He succeeded in creating a thriving mission and was named Archbishop of Cambaluc and Patriarch of the East by Pope Clement V. Other missionaries later followed with the approval of the reigning Yuan dynasty. After the Yuan dynasty fell in 1368, Christians were expelled from the capital and public Christianity vanished from sight.

Luther Seminary | Copyright | BibleTutor.com
Photo - Corel. Used by permission.