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Cummins, J. S.

Overview
Works: 44 works in 178 publications in 3 languages and 3,408 library holdings
Genres: History  Fiction  Bibliography  Biography  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Conference papers and proceedings  Church history 
Roles: Editor, Author, Other, Collector
Classifications: BX4705.F388, 915.1
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Most widely held works by J. S Cummins
The travels and controversies of Friar Domingo Navarrete, 1618-1686 by Domingo Fernández Navarrete( Book )

19 editions published in 1962 in English and held by 489 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Candid impresiones y travel accounts de un padre dominicano, uien visito a Mexico, the Philippines, Macao, China, India, Macassar, y otros paises
Christianity and missions, 1450-1800( Book )

12 editions published between 1997 and 2008 in English and held by 350 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Triunfo de la fee en los reynos de Japón by Lope de Vega( Book )

16 editions published in 1965 in 3 languages and held by 280 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A question of rites : Friar Domingo Navarrete and the Jesuits in China by J. S Cummins( Book )

10 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 272 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The 'Question of Rites' - or the Chinese Rites controversy - created a scandal in the 17th and 18th centuries that shook the Catholic Church, horrifying Pascal and the Jansenists, delighting Voltaire and the free thinkers, and contributing, in the end, to the suppression of the Jesuits in 1773. The affair arose with the attempt to convert China to Christianity and revolved around the question of accommodation to a different culture (still a live issue today). Specifically, what attitude should the missionaries adopt to the ancestor veneration that was so integral a part of Chinese culture? The Jesuits, who came first, saw it as 'merely civic and social custom, tinged perhaps with superstition, but separable from it'; the friars as 'certainly superstitious and perhaps even idolatrous'. The struggle for the prize - the conversion of China - fuelled old Jesuit-Dominican antagonisms. There were wide repercussions: politics, national and ecclesiastical, even the history of science were involved. Professor Cummins retells the story from a deliberately 'dissident' viewpoint. Till now the account has been largely that of the Jesuits; his focus is the Spanish Dominican, Domingo Navarrete (1618-86), who emerged as the spokesman for the friars' cause. Not a scholar or scientist of the calibre of Matteo Ricci or other Jesuit 'geometers' in Peking, Navarrete nonetheless fully merits attention as a perceptive and frank observer of a passionate and complex scene. His major work, the Tratados, was widely read, admired by the likes of Quesnay and Locke, and served as a key source of European knowledge about China. The first chapters of the present book set out the background: the rise of the Dominicans and the Jesuits, their differing philosophies, and their conflicts in Europe and America. After tracing the origins of the China mission, Professor Cummins then follows Navarrete's career, his 22 years in Asia, involvement in the politics of Rome and Madrid, his writings, down to his death as a would-be reforming archbishop of Hispaniola. At the same time he conveys with a rare sympathy all the dreams and passion of these missionaries, while remaining alive to the ironies and contradictions of the positions they adopted
Jesuit and Friar in the Spanish expansion to the East by J. S Cummins( Book )

15 editions published between 1986 and 1997 in English and held by 232 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Infortunios de Alonso Ramírez by Carlos de Sigüenza y Góngora( Book )

7 editions published in 1984 in Spanish and English and held by 138 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Charles R. Boxer : an uncommon life : soldier, historian, teacher, collector, traveller by Dauril Alden( Book )

7 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 102 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An expanding world. The European impact on world history 1450-1800( Book )

34 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 68 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A list of the writings of Charles Ralph Boxer, published between 1926 and 1984 by S. George West( Book )

1 edition published in 1984 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Asia and the West : a difficult intercontinental relationship : proceedings of the II AW.dir Annual Conference, December, 19-21, 2001 by AW.dir Conference( Book )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Dominican Mission in Japan (1602-1622) and Lope de Vega by C. R Boxer( Book )

2 editions published in 1963 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Las Casas goes east by J. S Cummins( Book )

1 edition published in 1986 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An expanding world. The European impact on world history 1450-1800 : The Atlantic staple trade. The economics of trade. Edited by Susan Socolow( Book )

2 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An expanding world. The European impact on world history 1450-1800 : The European opportunity. Edited by Felipe Fernández-Armesto( Book )

2 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An expanding world. The European impact on world history 1450-1800 : The global opportunity. Edited by Felipe Fernández-Armesto( Book )

2 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Travels and Controversies Of Friar Domingo Navarrete,1618-86,vol. 1 by J. S Cummins( Book )

6 editions published in 1962 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Travels and Controversies of Friar Domingo Navarrete, 1616-1686 by J. S Cummins( Book )

4 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Follows on from Second Series 118, with continuous main pagination. A translation, edited from manuscript and printed sources, of the autobiographical portions of the Tratados Historicos, with interpolations from his unpublished 'Controversias' and other works. Includes Navarrete's account of the island of Santo Domingo (1679) and appendices on various matters such as the detention of the missionaries in Canton, 1666-70, and Navarrete's relations with Richard Cony, governor of St Helena. This is a new print-on-demand hardback edition of the volume first published in 1962
The travels and controversies of Friar Domingo Navarrete, 1616-1686( )

6 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Friar Domingo Navarrete, A Dominican missionary, travelled round the world and spent the best part of his life (1658-69) in China, where he became a determined opponent of the evangelical methods of the 'Jesuit mandarins'. This edition of his travels is based on all his writings, published and manuscript, but principally on the sixth book of his Tratados historicos, which gives a racy account of his travels and work in Mexico, the Philippines, Macao, China, India and Macassar, among other places. He had an observant eye, an open ear and an every-ready pen, together with a happy facility for meeting men of affairs and being at the heart of things. A doughty controversialist and a vivid writer, this enthusiastic sinophile has left a record which is not only full of human interest but throws fresh light upon the uneasy meeting of East and West in the 17th century. Much of the material is original and will be new to English readers. Dr Cummins's Introduction fills in the details of Navarrte's life, character and various writings. It also describes the missionary movement in China and gives the background to the notorious Chinese Rites controversy which markedly influenced the course of European thought. There is a full bibliography. Follows on from Second Series 118, with continuous main pagination. This is a new print-on-demand hardback edition of the volume first published in 1962
Christianity and Missions, 1450--1800 by J. S Cummins( )

2 editions published between 1997 and 2016 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Christianity and missions, 1450-1800
Alternative Names
Cummins, J. S.

Cummins, James S.

Cummins, James Sylvester

Languages
English (134)

Spanish (16)

German (1)

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A question of rites : Friar Domingo Navarrete and the Jesuits in ChinaTravels and Controversies Of Friar Domingo Navarrete,1618-86,vol. 1The travels and controversies of Friar Domingo Navarrete, 1616-1686