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Chinese and Chinese American ancestor veneration in the Catholic Church, 635 A.D. to the present

Author: Beverly J Butcher
Publisher: Lewiston, N.Y. : Edwin Mellen Press, ©2010.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Demonstrates that the creation and performance of the ancestor memorial liturgy by the Catholic Church is the practical realization of the ideal to renew attempts at worldwide inculturation as set  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Church history
History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Beverly J Butcher
ISBN: 9780773436244 0773436243
OCLC Number: 609871869
Language Note: Appendix has selections in Chinese with English translations.
Description: viii, 447 pages, 12 leaves of plates : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 24 cm
Contents: Nestorians in China: the first period: 635-845 --
Nestorians and Catholics in China: 845-1368 --
European merchants, adventurers: colonizers and missionaries go east, 1495-1583 --
The Jesuits establish missions in mainland China: 1580-1610 --
Catholic missions in mainland China: 1610-1722 --
The Chinese rites controversy: a question of method? 1643-1842 --
The twentieth century: the church reevaluates the 1742 bull Ex quo singulari --
The evolution of the performance of the Chinese and Chinese American Catholic ancestor memorial service --
The ancestor memorial service flourishes throughout the United States --
Conclusion: a sacred and universal ceremony?
Responsibility: Beverly J. Butcher ; with a foreword by David J. Hufford.
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"[The author's] attention to historical details beyond religion, including the European efforts at commerce and colonization, show clearly the intertwining of religion with the rest of culture." - Read more...

 
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