The Secret Lives of Trebitsch Lincoln

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Title
The Secret Lives of Trebitsch Lincoln
Abstract
Trebitsch Lincoln (1879-1943) was an Hungarian-born Orthodox Jew who converted to Christianity after emigrating to England in 1897. In 1900, he set off to study at a Lutheran seminary in Breklum in Schleswig-Holstein, but soon left for Canada to carry out missionary work among the Jews of Montreal, first on behalf of Presbyterians and then Anglicans. He returned to England in 1903 after a dispute over the seize of his stipend. He went on to become a British Member of Parliament, an oil tycoon, a Buddhist monk, and an international spy. He died in Shanghai, China, where he was known as Abbot Chao Kung, one of many aliases he used during his life. The author devotes a chapter of his book to Trebitsch Lincoln's missionary work in Montreal.
Place
New Haven
Publisher
Yale University Press
Date
1988
Language
en
Citation
Wasserstein, Bernard. The Secret Lives of Trebitsch Lincoln. New Haven: Yale University Press, 1988.
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