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Chen Chonggui

Chen Chonggui (1883-1963) was a famous Chinese Christian priest and theologian.

He was born in Wuhan, Hubei Province, and accepted Christianism in his early time. In 1908, he began to take charge of church affairs in Hubei Province. Later he went around China to missionize and sermonize.

He claimed that Chinese followers should contribute to the development of China and erase imperialism factor in churches. In the 1950s, he launched Three-self Patriotic Movement of the Protestant Churches in China with other leaders of Christianism. He was elected as vice chairman of the Committee of Three-self Patriotic Movement of the Protestant Church in the First Chinese Christianism National Congress. He died in Chongqing in 1963.

His main works include The General Comment to the Bible, God's Permission and Practical Christianism.

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