|The Taiping heavenly kingdom: rebellion and the blasphemy of empire|
|Author||Reilly, Thomas H., 1954-|
|Pub. Location||Seattle||Publisher||University of Washington Press|
|Date||2004||Phys. Desc.||xi, 235 pages : illustrations, map ; 23 cm|
|Location||Admin. Office||Call Number||DS759.4.R45 R44 2004|
|The Taiping heavenly kingdom : rebellion and the blasphemy of empire / Thomas H. Reilly.|
"A China-program book."
Includes bibliographical references (pages 213-223) and index.
The early Catholic search for the name of God -- The Protestant Bible and the birth of the Taiping Christian movement -- The Taiping challenge to empire -- Worship and witness in the Taiping Heavenly Kingdom -- The Taiping legacy and missionary Christianity.
"In this study, Reilly emphasizes the Christian elements of the Taiping faith, showing how Protestant missionaries built on earlier Catholic efforts to translate Christianity into a Chinese idiom. Prior studies of the rebellion have failed to appreciate how Hong Xiuquan's interpretation of Christianity connected the Taiping faith to an imperial Chinese cultural and religious context." "This book makes a major contribution to the study of the Taiping Rebellion and to our understanding of the ideology of both the rebels and the traditional imperial system they opposed. It will appeal to scholars in the fields of Chinese history, religion, and culture and of Christian theology and church history."--Jacket.
Another copy Gleeson Library plus e-book via Gleeson Library or on-campus direct to ebrary.