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Journey to the East : the Jesuit mission to China, 1579-1724

Author: Liam Matthew Brockey
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 2007.
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It was one of the great encounters of world history: highly educated European priests confronting Chinese culture for the first time in the modern era. This & ldquo;journey to the East & rdquo; is explored by Liam Brockey as he retraces the path of the Jesuit missionaries who sailed from Portugal to China, believing that, with little more than firm conviction and divine assistance, they could convert the Chinese to  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Church history
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Brockey, Liam Matthew.
Journey to the East.
Cambridge, Mass. : Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 2007
(DLC) 2006049695
(OCoLC)71126907
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Liam Matthew Brockey
ISBN: 9780674028814 0674028813 9780674030367 0674030362
OCLC Number: 442778431
Language Note: In English.
Description: 1 online resource (xii, 496 pages) : illustrations, maps
Contents: Preface --
Note on translations and orthography --
Introduction --
PART I. CHARTING THE COURSE. An uneasy foothold --
In the shadow of greatness --
Witnesses to armageddon --
The problem of success --
Between tolerance and the intolerable --
PART II. BUILDING THE CHURCH. In the apostles' classroom --
Learning the language of birds --
The business of conversion --
A good method and order --
Brothers of passion and mercy --
Conclusion --
Bibliographic note --
Notes --
Illustration credits --
Index.
Responsibility: Liam Matthew Brockey.
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