|Forgive us our sins : Confession in late Ming and early Qing China. [Vera et Unica Praxis : Confissionario. Shengjiao yaojin de daoli 聖教要緊的道禮]|
|Forgive us our sins : Confession in late Ming and early Qing China / edited by Nicolas Standaert and Ad Dudink.|
Includes bibliographical references (p. -257) and index.
Contents: Deliver us from evil : confession and salvation in seventeenth and eighteenth-century Chinese Catholicism / Eugenio Menegon -- Buddhist chanhui and Christian confession in seventeenth-century China / Erik Zürcher -- Illuminating the shades of sin : the Society of Jesus and confession in seventeenth-century China / Liam Matthew Brockey -- A missionary confessional manual : José Monteiro's Vera et Unica Praxis breviter ediscendi, ac expeditissime loquendi Sinicum idioma / Liam Matthew Brockey and Ad Dudink.
Includes: José Monteiro, Vera et unica praxis breviter ediscendi, ac expeditissime loquendi sinicum idioma [ff. 61-79]: Confissionario ; Shengjiao yaojin de daoli 聖教要緊的道禮 (i.e. 理). Ms. BnF, Chinois 7046-I. Illustrated pages from "The Last Four Things" [Simo zhenlun 四末真論 (1676) BAV: Borg. cin. 345.7] of Philippe Couplet. Comparison of Aleni’s Dizui zhenggui lüe 滌罪正規略 and Dizui zhenggui 滌罪正規. Texts: Confiteor [Jiezuijing 解罪經] and Act of Contrition [Huizuijing 悔罪經]. Four essentials of Confession [Gaojie siyao 告解四要].
"Confession in early modern Europe has been the subject of several studies. But what happened to the confessional practice when it moved to other cultures? This is the major research question of the present book as applied to late Ming and early Qing China. The origin of this research can be traced back to the Handbook of Christianity in China: Volume One (635-1800) (Leiden 2000) compiled by researchers of the K.U. Leuven, in collaboration with an international team of circa twenty scholars. As a reference work, the Handbook comprehensively presents many different aspects of Christianity in China, including sciences, arts and crafts. But there was one major absentee: ritual, which is often considered essential for understanding China. A first step in filling the gap was the organisation of an international workshop on 'Chinese and Christian Rituality in Late Imperial China' (Leuven, June 2004). The present volume includes the revised contributions by Eugenio Menegon and Erik Zürcher and a reworked version of an article by Liam Brockey as well as the edition of the primary source he used for his article, a confessional manual composed by José Monteiro S.J. (1646-1720). These articles portray from different angles one of the sacramental rituals, viz. that of confession"--Introd.