The Charismatic Movement in Taiwan from 1945 to 1995

Clashes, Concord, and Cacophony

  • Judith C.P. Lin

Part of the Christianity and Renewal - Interdisciplinary Studies book series (CHARIS)

About this book


This book presents a comprehensive account of the historical development of the Charismatic Movement in Taiwan, placing it within the context of Taiwan’s religious and political history. Judith C. P. Lin unearths invaluable sources of the Japan Apostolic Mission, the Full Gospel Business Men’s Fellowship International Formosa Chapter, and Jean Stone Willans’ short stay in Taiwan in 1968. Lin describes and analyzes how the efforts of 1970s charismatic missionaries in Taiwan—including Pearl Young, Nicholas Krushnisky, Donald Dale, Allen J. Swanson, and Ross Paterson—shaped the theological convictions of later Taiwanese charismatic leaders. She also explores significant developments in the Taiwanese Church which contributed to the gradual and widespread recognition of the Charismatic Movement in Taiwan from 1980 to 1995.  Lin offers a thorough treatment of history, reconfigures historiography from a Taiwanese perspective, and challenges the academic circle to take seriously the “Taiwanese consciousness” when engaging Taiwan’s history.


Protestant Christianity Asian religion Holy spirit Taiwanese church

Authors and affiliations

  • Judith C.P. Lin
    • 1
  1. 1.MontroseUSA

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