Timothy T’ing Fang Lew

LEW (LIU), Timothy T’ing Fang. b. Wenchau, Chekiang, China, 1891; d. Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA, 5 August 1947. He was educated in China before going to Columbia University, Yale University and Union Theological Seminary, New York. He taught in the USA from 1926 to 1928 before returning to China. There he was active in church affairs: he was text editor and chair of a representative committee of the Union Church which produced the ground-breaking Chinese pan-Protestant Putian Songzan (‘Hymns of Universal Praise’; 普天頌讚, Shanghai, 1936; see ‘From the mid 20th Century to the Present,’ in Chinese Christian hymnody*). He acted as the Chinese representative in world Christian conferences and...

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