Did you know that the gospel arrived in China in the seventh century and that Chinese emperor Taizong ordered the building of a monastery? Did you know that the Chinese called Christianity "the luminous religion" and that Persian monks built monasteries all along the way from modern Turkey to China? Join Emma, Trinity, Mina, and Sophia as they explore this forgotten part of church history with the help of Dr. Todd Godwin, author of Persian Christians at the Chinese Court: The Xi’an Stele and the Early Medieval Church of the East.
To view Dr. Godwin's slides referenced in the podcast, click here.
Article written by Simonetta Carr regarding this time period in church history: https://www.placefortruth.org/blog/alopen-and-the-missionary-monks-of-the-church-of-the-east