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Tianjie 天階. [ZKW 75514B]
AuthorBrancati, Francesco 潘國光, 1607–1671
Pub. LocationTaibei Shi 台北市PublisherTaipei Ricci Institute 利氏學社
Date2013Phys. Desc.pp. 495-518 ; 22.5 cm.
LocationHallway CasesCall NumberBX1665.A2 X845 2013 v.17
Tianjie 天階 / Pan Guoguang 潘國光.
Mss. Dated 1650?
N.B. For print edition see: ARSI & BnF eds.

In vol. 17 of: Xujiahui cangshulou Ming-Qing Tianzhujiao wenxian xubian 徐家匯藏書樓明清天主教文獻續編. -- 42. 天階 (潘國光 Francesco Brancati)

"..... a short meditation or pious thought for 30 occasions or moments during the day, from the early morning to the late evening (see ’table of contents’). "The author teaches how during all daily activities, even the most simple ones, one can elevate one’s soul to God, while observing the infinite perfections of God in material objects and thanking him for his blessings and accepting the hardships of life with resignation. The style of this text is simple and the thoughts are pious" (Pfister, in translation). The text opens (f. 1a3) with referring to an admonition expressed by Jesus: 吾主耶穌在世訓十二宗徒曰 爾當恆求天主而無倦 (cf. Luke 18:1, “And he spoke a parable unto them to this end, that men ought always to pray, and not to faint”)" --Cf. Ad Dudink & Nicolas Standaert, Chinese Christian Texts Database (CCT-Database).

Subject(s)Prayer--Catholic Church
Prayer books
Prayer--Treatises, Chinese--17th century--Jesuit authors
Meditation--Catholic Church
Spiritual life--Catholic Church--China--17th century--Sources
Christian life--China--Catholic authors--17th-18th centuries--Sources
Conduct of life--China--Catholic authors--17th century
SeriesXujiahui cangshulou Ming-Qing Tianzhujiao wenxian xubian 徐家匯藏書樓明清天主教文獻續編
Rec. TypeBook (Text in Collection)LanguageChinese 中文
CollectionRicci Institute LibraryEdition初版Rec. #18616