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Christianity and imperial culture : Chinese Christian apologetics in the seventeenth century and their Latin patristic equivalent /
by Xiaochao Wang.
imprint
Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 1998.
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xvii, 259 p. ; 25 cm.
ISBN
9004109277 (alk. paper)
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imprint
Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 1998.
isbn
9004109277 (alk. paper)
catalogue key
2425950
 
Includes bibliographical references (p. [250]-259) and index.
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' ...an interesting piece of intellectual history.'Robert Morgan, Theological Book Review, 1999.
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All those interested in the history of Chinese culture, the history of Christianity in Asia, as also missiologists, historians of the Church generally, and anyone concerned with issues of inculturation.
Main Description
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 Guangqis 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.
Unpaid Annotation
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.
Table of Contents
Foreword
Acknowledgements
Abbreviations of Classical Books Used in Part I
Introductionp. 1
Latin Apologists and Graeco-Roman Culture
Christian Apologetics and Apologistsp. 7
Confrontation Between Christianity and the Roman Empirep. 14
Reconciliation of Christianity and Graeco-Roman Culturep. 41
The Latin Apologists' Role in Cultural Transformationp. 69
Chinese Christian Apologists and Chinese Culture
The Chinese Empire and Christianityp. 79
XU Guangqi's Religious Worksp. 107
A Disputation About Rectitude and Fallaciesp. 141
The Comparison Between Chinese and Western Culturep. 164
Compatibility Between Christianity and Chinese Ideologyp. 192
Comparisons and Conclusions
Christianity and National Culturep. 207
The Inculturation of Christianityp. 223
Glossary of Chinese Termsp. 237
Appendixp. 244
Select Bibliographyp. 250
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