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Jing Dianying 敬奠瀛 (1890-1957)
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Religious Affiliation:Chinese Indigenous Church, Ye Su Jia Ting (Jesus Family)


Compiler: Liu Jiafeng, Wuhan, China

Leader of Jesus Family, Chinese Indigenous Church. Born in Mazhuang, Tai An county, Shandong Province. He entered Tsui Ying (Cui Ying) Middle School in 1912, which was established by Methodist Episcopal Church. He was baptized in Tsui Ying, but he was not converted to Christianity faith until many years later. His religious faith was greatly influenced by Pentecostalism and he sought spirit grace anxiously. In 1921, he gathered some Christians and established a Shengtu She (Saint Cooperative Society) in his home village, which was the predecessor of Jesus Family. In 1926, he created the Can Sang Xue Dao Fang (silkworm school) in the Xia Family of Mazhuang. Men and women Christians lived a collective life there. Can Sang Xue Dao Fang then changed its name to Ye Su Jia Ting, or Jesus Family in English in 1927. Jesus Family had branches in all China, reaching to Gansu Province and Inner Mongolia. After the communist takeover in 1952, Jesus Family was disassembled finally, and Jing was put in prison and died at 1957.

Reference:
1, 汪錫鵬:《記耶穌家庭》,上海,中華基督教協進會,1950。
2, 李岱汶:《耶穌家庭印象記》,香港,晨星書房,1964。
3, Daniel H. Bays, “Christianity in China, A Case Study of Indigenous Christianity: The Jesus Family, 1927-1952”, Religion, Journal of the KSR, Oct. 1988, Vol.26, No.1;
4, 查時傑:《中國基督教人物小傳》,臺北,中華福音神學院出版社,1983。
5, 陶飛亞:《中國基督教的一個烏托邦:耶穌家庭研究》,香港中文大學2000年博士論文。

Person Index: Jing Dianying
Subject Index: Jesus Family / Ye Su Jia Ting / Mazhuang, Tai An, Shandong Province / Tsui Ying Middle School / Sheng Tu She / Can Sang Xue Dao Fang / Indigenous Church