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Jesuit on the roof of the world : Ippolito Desideri's mission to eighteenth-century Tibet

Author: Trent Pomplun
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 2010.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Jesuit priest Ippolito Desideri traveled in Tibet from 1715-1721. Describing his spiritual warfare against the Tibetan 'pope', the missionary offers a unique glimpse into the theological problem of the salvation of non-Christians in early modern theology. Pomplun follows his journey.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Biography
Church history
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Pomplun, Trent.
Jesuit on the roof of the world.
New York : Oxford University Press, 2010
(DLC) 2009009570
(OCoLC)261177283
Named Person: Ippolito Desideri; Ippolito Desideri; Ippolito Desideri
Material Type: Biography, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Trent Pomplun
ISBN: 9780199703340 0199703345 9780199869466 0199869464
OCLC Number: 558730709
Description: 1 online resource (xvi, 302 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Jesuit phantasia --
From Rome to Lhasa --
Tibetan religion in theological perspective --
The Zünghar invasion --
The fight with the friars --
Compositio loci: Tibet.
Other Titles: Jesuit on the roof of the world : Ippolito Desideri's mission to Tibet
Responsibility: Trent Pomplun.

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Jesuit priest Ippolito Desideri traveled in Tibet from 1715-1721. Describing his spiritual warfare against the Tibetan 'pope', the missionary offers a unique glimpse into the theological problem of the salvation of non-Christians in early modern theology. Pomplun follows his journey.

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With this book, we have front-row seats to see the first substantial encounter between Roman Catholicism and Vajrayana Buddhism ... excellent insights. * Luke Clossey, Journal of the American Academy Read more...

 
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