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The Taiping heavenly kingdom: rebellion and the blasphemy of empire
AuthorReilly, Thomas H., 1954-
Pub. LocationSeattlePublisherUniversity of Washington Press
Date2004Phys. Desc.xi, 235 pages : illustrations, map ; 23 cm
LocationAdmin. OfficeCall NumberDS759.4.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.

Subject(s)China--History--Taiping Rebellion, 1850-1864--Religious aspects
Christianity--China--Influence
Hong Xiuquan 洪秀全, 1814-1864
Rec. TypeBookLanguageEnglish
CollectionRicci Institute [AEC]Rec. #19083
ISBN0295984309; 9780295984308LCCN2004005244OCLC54686115