Christian Missions in China

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Johns Hopkins University, 1895 - 61 pàgines

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Pàgina 52 - But when before, were the stroke of a University eight, the captain of a University eleven, an officer of the Royal Artillery, and an officer of the Dragoon Guards seen standing side by side renouncing the careers in which they had already gained no small distinction, putting aside the splendid prizes of earthly ambition which they might reasonably...
Pàgina 33 - The doctrine of Christianity has for its purpose the teaching of men to be good. Chinese converts are subjects of China and are amenable to the local authorities. Peace and quiet should reign among the Chinese and missionaries. But there are reckless fellows who fabricate stories that have no foundation in fact for the purpose of creating trouble. Villains of this class are not few in number, and are...
Pàgina 19 - You wish that all the Chinese should become Christians, and indeed your creed commands it. I am well aware of this, but in that event what would become of us? Should we not soon be merely the subjects of your kings...
Pàgina 18 - ... intercalary month, thus rendering the calendar already in circulation utterly useless, and covering with disgrace, those who composed and sent it forth. The members of the Council felt this deeply, and sent their president to beg him in some way to spare their reputation. The laconic answer was, " It is not in my power to make the heavens agree with your calendar. The useless month must be taken out.
Pàgina 30 - The tone and circumstances attending its publication indicate a desire on the part of the imperial government to restrain such acts of violence.
Pàgina 46 - And, turning towards the Chinese side, the Missionaries have the credit of awakening thought in the country, and their great industry in circulating useful and Christian knowledge in vernacular publications of various sorts, though comparatively barren of result in its main purpose, has spread the light of Western civilization far and wide in the empire.
Pàgina 13 - France,* beyond the seven seas, where the sun sets, in order to open a way for communications and messages from, the pope to us, and from us to the pope. "We pray the Pope to make mention of us in his holy prayers, and to interest himself in the Alains, his Christian children and our servants. We beg him also to send us some horses and other wonderful things (equos et alia mirabilia) from the place where the sun sets. Written at Khanbalik in the year of the Eat f (1336), on the third day of the sixth...
Pàgina 27 - Siu-Tsuen became convinced that he was appointed by heaven to overthrow the old dynasty with its religion, and to establish a new order of things founded on Christianity, as he understood it.
Pàgina 17 - It is given in full in the Chinese Repository, Vol. XIX, p. 118. 14 A Ming prince held the title of Emperor at Canton for some time after this, but his authority was recognized in only two provinces. His wife, "the Empress Helena,

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