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Shadow of Xavier: East Asian Jesuit Missions in the Sixteenth Century

Pipins, Bryan J. (2010) Shadow of Xavier: East Asian Jesuit Missions in the Sixteenth Century. Master of Arts (minor thesis) thesis, UNSPECIFIED.

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    Abstract

    When Francis Xavier died on Shangchuan Island, in 1552, by his extraordinary work he cast a long shadow over Christian missionaries to East Asia for the next five centuries.
    The period of this thesis covers the fifty or so years, from the death of Xavier to the establishment of a Jesuit community in the imperial capital city of Peking. In this missionary field the newly formed Society of Jesus encountered peoples totally alien to the European experience and in each case the Jesuits in the field were challenged to modify their approach to mission so as to preach the Gospel.
    The thesis looks at the Spanish and then the Portuguese missions to East Asia – specifically the Philippines, Japan and China. The missions are explored through the issues which the Jesuits identified and then how they approached the perceived problems.

    Item Type: Theses (Master of Arts (minor thesis))
    Repository Version: Author's Final Manuscript
    Keywords (separated by commas): Jesuit, East Asia, Missiology, sixteenth century, Philippines, China, Japan, Ricci, Valignano
    Fields of Research: 22 Philosophy and Religious Studies > 2204 Religion and Religious Studies > 220401 Christian Studies (incl. Biblical Studies and Church History)
    22 Philosophy and Religious Studies > 2204 Religion and Religious Studies > 220405 Religion and Society
    Socio-Economic Objective: E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970122 Expanding Knowledge in Philosophy and Religious Studies
    E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970120 Expanding Knowledge in Language, Communication and Culture
    E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970121 Expanding Knowledge in History and Archaeology
    Type of Activity: Pure Basic Research
    Subject Area(s): C - Church History
    Association with University of Divinity: UFT-TCTS: United Faculty of Theology - Trinity College Theological School
    Depositing User: Cate Headey
    Date Deposited: 26 May 2009 14:32
    Last Modified: 30 Aug 2013 09:07
    URI: http://repository.divinity.edu.au/id/eprint/8

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