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A. C. Moule presents here a survey of the sources for Christianity in China prior to 1550 in order to construct a history of Christianity in China prior to the modern missions of the sixteenth century.
Publisher: Gorgias Press LLC
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SKU (ISBN): 978-1-61143-605-1
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Publication Status: In Print
Publication Date: Jul 21,2011
Interior Color: Black
Trim Size: 7 x 10
Page Count: 354
Language: English
ISBN: 978-1-61143-605-1
$170.00
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When Jesuit missionaries began working in China in the sixteenth-century, they realized that the practice of Christianity preceded them there, but they found very little evidence of its continued practice. As archaeological discoveries confirmed the existence of Christianity at quite an early stage, scholars became interested in the history of Christianity in China that pre-dated the modern Christian missions. This scholarly interest is what motivated A. C. Moule to gather all the necessary materials to write the present work: an attempt at a comprehensive history of Christianity in China before 1550. Moule carefully considers all of the known evidence, and frequently provides pictures and translations of these pieces of evidence. This work represented the most comprehensive survey of Christianity in China that had been published at the time, and it is still an excellent resource for scholars and students of Christianity in the Far East.

When Jesuit missionaries began working in China in the sixteenth-century, they realized that the practice of Christianity preceded them there, but they found very little evidence of its continued practice. As archaeological discoveries confirmed the existence of Christianity at quite an early stage, scholars became interested in the history of Christianity in China that pre-dated the modern Christian missions. This scholarly interest is what motivated A. C. Moule to gather all the necessary materials to write the present work: an attempt at a comprehensive history of Christianity in China before 1550. Moule carefully considers all of the known evidence, and frequently provides pictures and translations of these pieces of evidence. This work represented the most comprehensive survey of Christianity in China that had been published at the time, and it is still an excellent resource for scholars and students of Christianity in the Far East.

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A. C. Moule

  • Series Foreword (page 6)
  • PREFACE (page 19)
  • CONTENTS (page 21)
  • LIST OF ILLUSTRATIONS (page 23)
  • LIST OF ABBREVIATIONS (page 28)
  • CHRISTIANS IN CHINA BEFORE THE YEAR 1550 CHAPTER I : INTRODUCTION (page 29)
  • CHAPTER II : THE T'ANG DYNASTY (page 57)
  • CHAPTER III : THE ZAITUN CROSSES AND OTHER RELICS (page 114)
  • CHAPTER IV : MAR JABALAHA III AND RABBAN SAUMA (page 138)
  • CHAPTER V :EXTRACTS FROM MARCO POLO'S DESCRIPTION OF THE WORLD (page 172)
  • CHAPTER VI : THE CHRISTIANS AT CHEN-CHIANG FU (page 193)
  • CHAPTER VII : THE MISSION OF THE ARANCISCAN BROTHERS (page 216)
  • CHAPTER VIII : CHRISTIANS IN CHINA UNDER THE MANGOL EMPIRE FROM ORIENTAL SOURCES (page 268)
  • CHAPTER IX : WESTERN WRITERS OF THE FOURTEENTH CENTURY (page 301)
  • A SUMMARY TABLE OF THE CHIEF CHINESE DYNASTIES OF THE CHRISTIAN ERA (page 325)
  • A TABLE OF IMPORTANT DATES (page 330)
  • INDEX (page 333)
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