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Gods, Heroes, and AncestorsAn Interreligious Encounter in Eighteenth-Century Vietnam$
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Print publication date: 2017

Print ISBN-13: 9780190677602

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2017

DOI: 10.1093/oso/9780190677602.001.0001

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When the Cross Met the Lotus

When the Cross Met the Lotus

Catholic Mission in Tonkin During the Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries

(p.21) 1 When the Cross Met the Lotus
Gods, Heroes, and Ancestors

Anh Q. Tran

Oxford University Press

Chapter 1 considers the Catholic presence in Tonkin and its interaction with Vietnamese religions. It begins by describing the sociopolitical situation of Tonkin as a land of two kings. The chapter then narrates the development of Vietnamese Christianity from its beginning in the Jesuit, Augustinian, and Dominican missions to the eighteenth century. The chapter charts the varied reception of Christianity by the ruling class of Tonkin, and Christianity’s relationship with Confucianism. It ends with a narrative of the protracted Chinese Rites Controversy, describing the attempts to reconcile Catholic dogma with Vietnamese cultural and religious practices, especially regarding those pertaining to filial piety, and a description of the Controversy’s long-lasting effects in Vietnam.

Keywords:   history of Tonkin, Catholic mission, reception of Christianity, Rites controversy, Christian-Confucian relation

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