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Christianity and imperial culture : Chinese Christian apologetics in the seventeenth century and their Latin patristic equivalent
AuthorWang Xiaochao 王曉朝
Xu Guangqi 徐光啟, 1562-1633
Pub. LocationLeidenPublisherBrill
Date1998Phys. Desc.xvii, 259 p. ; 25 cm.
LocationHallway CasesCall NumberBR1286.W36 1998
Christianity and imperial culture : Chinese Christian apologetics in the seventeenth century and their Latin patristic equivalent / by Xiaochao Wang.
Includes bibliographical references (p. [250]-259) and index.
"This book is a study of the writings of a group of Chinese Christian apologists in the seventeenth century, focussing on Xu Guangqi. Eleven of his shorter writings are included in Chinese and in translation.
The first part of the book is devoted to a study of Latin Christian apologists within the Roman Empire to provide a comparison for the analysis of Xu Guangqi's work. Minucius Felix, Tertullian and Lactantius are shown to have faced, in regard to imperial power and Graeco-Roman culture, a situation comparable to that of Xu Guangqi, Li Zhizao and Yang Tinqyun in regard to imperial power and culture in the late Ming period.
The final chapters of the book reconsider general issues of confrontation and adaptation in the inculturation of Christianity."--Publisher note.
Subject(s)Christianity and culture--China--History--17th century
Apologetics--China--History--17th century
China--Church history--17th century--Sources
Apologetics--History--Early church, ca. 30-600
Christianity and culture--History--Early church, ca. 30-600
Inculturation--China--History
Xu Guangqi 徐光啟, 1562-1633
Catholic Church--China--17th century--Apologetic works--Sources
SeriesStudies in Christian mission ; v. 20
Rec. TypeBookLanguageEnglish, Chinese
CollectionRicci Institute LibraryRec. #6860
ISBN9004109277 ; 9789004109278LCCN97052580OCLC38126035