posted on 08/04/2002 3:00:51 PM PDT
Han Stone Reliefs
posted on 08/04/2002 3:03:56 PM PDT
Are there pictures?
I'd be interested in seeing them.
posted on 08/04/2002 3:18:39 PM PDT
Of collateral interest is how this again demonstrates the ability of at least some people to travel at that time and the apparent interaction between peoples. This is important in refuting the idea among some historians that societies were essential static and little happened from millena to millenia.
It takes on special significance in suggesting that Jesus did not spend 20 years of his life pounding nails. There is no Biblical reason to believe that after age 12 he ran the local arts and craft shoppe. Indeed, there is lots of extra-Biblical evidence to suggest he traveled very widely outside the region, including to France and England. Other evidence suggests he traveled to India. Did he also travel to South America???
posted on 08/04/2002 4:11:00 PM PDT
"It is globally accepted that Christianity was first carried into China by a Syrian missionary Alopen in 635 A.D."
Well that doesn't make it true.
Concensus is neither truth nor reality.
Concensus neither creates nor identifies truth.
I know. This violates everything "Liberals" believe and hold dear, including--horror or horrors!--the significance of New York Times's being the newspaper of record! They think that if something is "globally accepted" it is therefore true.
The article is vague, but the "Bible stories" it refers to seem to be Old Testament stories.
If there is no mention of Jesus on these stones, how does he know the designs are Christian? They could be Jewish.
posted on 08/04/2002 6:44:58 PM PDT
This proves that the stories behind Christianity came from Chinese mythology. Maybe one of the wise men came from China with this beautiful story....
One of the most tantalizing cases of East-West interaction involves the Greeks in Central Asia. Alexander the Great established a number of Greek cities deep in that area around 300 BC. Every Greek city had a gymnasium where physical culture (including boxing and wrestling) was cultivated and sytematically studied. Some have speculated that early Chinese traders (and they were in contact with China) may have carried the idea of the gymansium back to China where they were modified into martial arts institutes which began about that period.
Confucius ask: "What Jesus do?"
posted on 08/06/2002 10:45:00 AM PDT
posted on 10/13/2002 6:41:48 PM PDT
Bump for later read.
posted on 12/05/2003 6:30:50 PM PST
, Christian theology professor Wang Weifan was greatly surprised by some stone engravings
demonstrating the Bible stories and designs of early Christian times.
It shouldn't come as a suprise to the good professor.
After all, it was named "The GREAT Commission"!
Side-bar; I've heard that if current trends continue, Mainland China will be
one-third Christian by 2050 and that there are about an estimated 97 million Christians
in the underground/home church movement (not sanctioned by the ChiComm government).
posted on 12/05/2003 6:37:33 PM PST
I thought Jews went to China even earlier.
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