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Imperial to International : A History of St. John's Cathedral, Hong Kong

Author :  Stuart Wolfendale

Product Details

  • Country Hong Kong
  • Publisher Hong Kong University Press,Hongkong
  • ISBN9789888139873
  • FormatHardBound
  • LanguageEnglish
  • Year of Publication2013
  • Bib. Info376 p.; 6x9
  • CategoriesHistory / Hong Kong / Religion, Philosophy
  • Product Weight720 gms.
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Founded in 1849, St John’s Cathedral is the oldest neogothic cathedral in East Asia and China’s oldest surviving Anglican church still in operation. In its early decades it was a centre of colonial life in Hong Kong. More recently, it has opened itself widely to other communities in Hong Kong, becoming a truly international church with services held in several languages. Drawing on extensive archives, and written in a lively style, this first comprehensive history of St John’s traces the cathedral’s roles as a colonial parish church and as a bishop’s seat for a diocese that once covered the whole of China and beyond. It also discusses St John’s significance as a cente of worship for a modern cosmopolitan community. Imperial to International is the first volume in the new series Sheng Kung Hui: Historical Studies of Anglican Christianity in China, co-published by the Hong Kong University Press and the Hong Kong Sheng Kung Hui.

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