|Shengti dayi 聖體答疑. [BnF 7290. Jap-Sin II, 49]|
法國國家圖書館明清天主教文獻. Chinese Christian texts from the National Library of France, v.18.120. Ferdinand Verbiest 南懷仁. Shengti dayi 聖體答疑 .|
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JapSin II, 49
Shengti dayi 聖體答疑.
By Nan Huairen 南懷仁 (Ferdinand Verbiest).
One juan. Bamboo paper bound in European style. No date or place of publication.
The cover bears the title in Chinese (only the first character 聖 is printed and the other three characters are written in black ink) and a Latin inscription: “Solutio objectionum | circa Eucharistiam | a p. Ferdin. Verbiest.”The table of contents consists of one and one-half folios and the main text of eleven folios. Folio 1 gives the title and the name of the author. There are nine columns to each half folio with twenty characters to each column. The title is given in the middle of each folio and the number of the folio below the fish-tail. Headings are given on the top margin of each folio.
This book explains the mystery of the holy Eucharist, giving proofs and solving doubts. It has a limpid style and logical exposition (Hsü 1949, p. 179/80).
Cf. Pfister, p. 353, no. 3; Courant 7290; Couplet, p. 42 (Responsa ad dubia de Eucharistia).
Source: Albert Chan, S.J., Chinese Books and Documents in the Jesuit Archives in Rome, pp. 352-353.