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

Western missionaries in China have been challenged by means of whatever they can now not have encountered of their local tradition; such a lot Westerners have been Christian, and competitions of their personal nations have been mostly denominational. when they entered China they unwittingly grew to become non secular retailers who advertised Christianity as just one faith one of the usual purveyors of alternative religions, corresponding to the masters of Buddhist and Daoist rites. A Voluntary Exile explores the convergence of cultures. This number of new and insightful examine considers topics of non secular 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 non secular antagonisms that resulted from cultural false impression. The experiences during this paintings establish parts the place missionary lodging in China has succeeded and failed, and gives new insights into what contributed to cultural clash and confluence. each one essay responds not directly to the “accommodationist” procedure of Western missionaries and Christianity, concentrating on new components of inquiry. for instance, Michael Maher, SJ, considers the academic and non secular formation of Matteo Ricci ahead of his travels to China, and the way Ricci’s highbrow process was once attached to his so-called “accommodationist process” throughout the overdue Ming. Eric Cunningham explores the hackneyed statement that Francis Xavier’s undertaking to Asia used to be a “failure” because of his low conversion premiums, suggesting that Xavier’s “failure” instigated the complete chinese language missionary firm of the 16th and 17th centuries. And, Liu Anrong confronts the hybridization of renowned chinese language folks faith with Catholicism in Shanxi province. The voices during this paintings derive from divergent scholarly methodologies in keeping with new examine, and supply the reader a different come across with a number of disciplinary perspectives. This specific quantity reaches throughout oceans, cultures, political structures, and spiritual traditions to supply vital new study at the complexities of cultural encounters among China and the West.

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