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By Anthony E. Clark,Thomas H. Reilly,Robert Entenmann,Linda Gerber,Michael Maher,Liu Anrong,Joseph Tse-Hei Lee

ISBN-10: 1611461480

ISBN-13: 9781611461480

ISBN-10: 1611462134

ISBN-13: 9781611462135

Western missionaries in China have been challenged by means of whatever they can now not have encountered of their local tradition; so much Westerners have been Christian, and competitions of their personal international locations have been mostly denominational. after they entered China they unwittingly turned religious retailers who advertised Christianity as just one faith one of the normal purveyors of alternative religions, akin to the masters of Buddhist and Daoist rites. A Voluntary Exile explores the convergence of cultures. This selection of new and insightful learn considers issues of spiritual come across and lodging in China from 1552 to the current, and confronts how either Western Europeans and indigenous chinese language mitigated the cultural and spiritual antagonisms that resulted from cultural false impression. The experiences during this paintings establish components the place missionary lodging in China has succeeded and failed, and provides new insights into what contributed to cultural clash and confluence. each one essay responds ultimately to the “accommodationist” method of Western missionaries and Christianity, concentrating on new components of inquiry. for instance, Michael Maher, SJ, considers the academic and spiritual formation of Matteo Ricci sooner than his travels to China, and the way Ricci’s highbrow technique was once hooked up to his so-called “accommodationist process” throughout the overdue Ming. Eric Cunningham explores the hackneyed statement that Francis Xavier’s venture to Asia was once a “failure” as a result of his low conversion premiums, suggesting that Xavier’s “failure” instigated the full chinese language missionary firm of the 16th and 17th centuries. And, Liu Anrong confronts the hybridization of well known chinese language folks faith with Catholicism in Shanxi province. The voices during this paintings derive from divergent scholarly methodologies in accordance with new study, and supply the reader a distinct come upon with a number of disciplinary perspectives. This distinctive quantity reaches throughout oceans, cultures, political platforms, and spiritual traditions to supply very important new examine at the complexities of cultural encounters among China and the West.

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