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Tian Ru tongyi kao 天儒同異考. [BnF Chinois 7171]
AuthorZhang Xingyao 張星曜, b.1633
Pub. LocationHangzhou 杭州Publisher---
Date1715Phys. Desc.p.429-558 ; 22 cm. + dig.pdf. [73 frames]
LocationDigital Archives, and Hallway CasesCall NumberBX1665.A24 B526 2009 v. 8
Tian Ru tongyi kao 天儒同異考 / [Zhang Xingyao 張星曜]. In: Faguo guojia tushuguan Ming-Qing Tianzhujiao wenxian 法國國家圖書館明清天主教文獻, vol.8. p.429-558. (See main entry)
"Ressemblances et différences entre le christianisme et le confucianisme"
Contents: Tianjiao he Ru 天教合儒 -- Tianjiao bu Ru 天教補儒 -- Tianjiao chao Ru 天教超儒.
Also online at Gallica.

"....Zhang also wrote the Tianjiao mingbian 天教明辯, the manuscript of which (in twenty volumes) is still to be found in the library of the Beitang in Beijing. The preface he wrote for this book is dated 1711 (Kangxi 51). The book was too voluminous and never came to see the light. Instead Zhang Xingyao made an abridgement in three parts, to which he gave the title Tian Ru tongyi kao 天儒同異考 (A study on the difference between Catholicism and Confucianism). The three parts are:

1. The Catholic religion is in harmony with Confucianism.
2. The Catholic religion adds something new to Confucianism.
3. The Catholic religion excels Confucianism.

The preface by the author is dated 1702. The introductory note (bianyan 弁言), however, was written in 1715, when Zhang Xingyao was 83 sui. So we know that Zhang was born in 1633 (Chongzhen 6)."
Source: Albert Chan, SJ, Chinese Books and Documents in the Jesuit Archives in Rome, pp. 53-55.

Full bibliographic details see Ad Dudink & Nicolas Standaert, Chinese Christian Texts Database (CCT-Database).
Local access dig.pdf. [Zhang-Tian Ru tongyi kao.pdf]

Subject(s)Christianity and other religions--Confucianism--17th-18th centuries--Sources
God (Name)--China--Sources
Shangdi 上帝 (Chinese deity)
Rec. TypeBook (Text in Collection), and Digital Book (PDF)LanguageChinese 中文
CollectionRicci Institute LibraryRec. #19252