By Daniel H. Bays
A New historical past of Christianity in China, written by means of one of many world's the best writers on Christianity in China, seems to be at Christianity's lengthy heritage in China, its terribly fast upward push within the final 1/2 the 20th century, and charts its destiny direction.
<ul type="disc">* presents the 1st accomplished history of Christianity in China, a major, understudied zone in either Asian reports and non secular historical past
* lines the transformation of Christianity from an imported, Western faith to a completely chinese language faith
* Contextualizes the expansion of Christianity in China inside nationwide and native politics
* deals a portrait of the complicated non secular scene in China at the present time
* Contrasts China with different non-Western societies the place Christianity is surging
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Pope Clement X appointed him bishop in 1677, but he was not consecrated until 1685 because many of the European missionaries were opposed. Luo ordained several Chinese priests during the six years of his bishopric. When Maigrot’s indictment of the rites reached Rome, it set off several years of complex judicial proceedings, and stormy debates at the Sorbonne and other academic centers between advocates and opponents of the Jesuits over the issue. The Pope became thoroughly personally invested in this issue, as well.
But he was only one of hundreds of Jesuits in China in the approximately two hundred years from the 1580s to the 1780s. All were well educated and many made noteworthy contributions, both spiritual and secular. 9 Very concisely, these policies were: . Accommodation and adaptation to Chinese culture. Evangelization from the top down, addressing the literate elite, even the emperor if possible. 22 . A New History of Christianity in China Indirect evangelism by means of science and technology to convince the elite of the high level of European civilization.
Andrew Walls, “From Christendom to World Christianity,” in The Cross-Cultural Process in Christian History, ed. Andrew Walls (Maryknoll, NY: Orbis, 2001). Some claim as many as 300,000 by the early 1700s. In 1585 the Pope would issue an order that only the Jesuits could send missionaries to China and Japan. And the Jesuits decided that only Portuguese Jesuits would go to China; Jesuits from other countries who wanted to go to China had first to come to Portugal and join the Portuguese service. , Handbook of Christianity in China, Vol.
A New History of Christianity in China (Blackwell Guides to Global Christianity) by Daniel H. Bays