Daniel H. Bays's A New History of Christianity in China (Blackwell Guides to PDF
By Daniel H. Bays
A New historical past of Christianity in China, written through one of many world's the best writers on Christianity in China, appears at Christianity's lengthy historical past in China, its terribly swift upward push within the final half the 20 th century, and charts its destiny direction.
<ul type="disc">* presents the 1st complete history of Christianity in China, an incredible, understudied sector in either Asian reviews and non secular heritage
* strains the transformation of Christianity from an imported, Western faith to a completely chinese language faith
* Contextualizes the expansion of Christianity in China inside nationwide and native politics
* deals a portrait of the advanced non secular scene in China this present day
* Contrasts China with different non-Western societies the place Christianity is surging
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In the eighteenth century, Sichuan was in its entirety under the jurisdiction of the MEP. Ly is especially important because his journal, later translated into French, is a valuable resource for historians, Andre Ly [Andreas Ly or Li Ande], Journal d’Andre Ly, pretre chinois, missionaire et notaire apostolique, 1747–1763, ed. Adrien Launay (Paris: Alphonse Picard et fils, 1906). Another term for this local Catholic leader who was liaison with the priest was huizhang (congregation or assembly head).
Many other cases of temporary crackdowns, with local as well as national officials classifying the Christians as followers of a heterodox “evil cult,” occurred during these decades. All in all, it can be said that in the late eighteenth and early nineteenth century, Catholicism was doubly suspect: it was a “foreign religion,” closely associated with the Europeans, and very few Chinese, including Chinese Christians, understood how it worked. Yet at the same time Catholics behaved much like native Chinese sectarians, with sacred scriptures, charismatic leadership at times, and always with a whiff of apocalypse about, deriving from the millenarian component of both.
32. 33. 34. 35. A New History of Christianity in China Routledge, 2006). Interestingly, what Jacques Gernet saw in the 1980s as insufficient understanding of Christianity on the part of these Christians, whose faith would therefore be suspect, is seen by Laamann as a simple process of inculturation. An example is Philip A. Kuhn, Soulstealers: The Chinese Sorcery Scare of 1768 (Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1990). The Qianlong emperor’s phobia here was the danger of wandering mendicant monks, which would appear to the throne to be very like the wandering Catholic priests performing pastoral duties for the scattered Christians.
A New History of Christianity in China (Blackwell Guides to Global Christianity) by Daniel H. Bays