- Name: Kenneth Scott Latourette
- Born: 08/06/1884
- Died: 12/26/1968 (84 years old)
Kenneth Scott Latourette (August 6, 1884 – December 26, 1968) was an American historian of China, Japan, and world Christianity. His formative experiences as Christian missionary and educator in early 20th century China shaped his life’s work. Although he did not learn the Chinese language, he became known for his magisterial scholarly surveys of the history of world Christianity, the history of China, and of American relations with East Asia.
Awards: Order of Jade
School: Yale University
Birth Place: Oregon City, Oregon, U.S.
Death Place: Oregon City, Oregon, U.S.
Kenneth Scott Latourette quotes :
The most that one of Jewish faith can do - and some have gladly done it - is to say that Jesus was the greatest in the long succession of Jewish prophets. None can acknowledge that Jesus was the Messiah without becoming a Christian.Kenneth Scott Latourette
Christianity emerged from the religion of Israel. Or rather, it has as its background a persistent strain in that religion. To that strain Christians have looked back, and rightly, as the preparation in history for their faith.Kenneth Scott Latourette
Religiously the Empire was pluralistic and marked by a search for a faith which would be satisfying intellectually and ethically and would give assurance of immortality.Kenneth Scott Latourette
The history of Christianity, therefore, must be of concern to all who are interested in the record of man and particularly to all who seek to understand the contemporary human scene.Kenneth Scott Latourette