The Taiping Heavenly Kingdom: Rebellion and the Blasphemy of Empire

Type
Book
Authors
ISBN 10
0295984309 
ISBN 13
9780295984308 
Category
200-299 Religion  [ Browse Items ]
Publication Year
2004 
Pages
232 
Subject
China ; History ; Taiping Rebellion, 1850-1864 ; Religious aspects Christianity ; China ; Influence 
Abstract
"In this study, Reilly emphasizes the Christian elements of the Taiping faith, showing how Protestant missionaries built on earlier Catholic efforts to translate Christianity into a Chinese idiom. Prior studies of the rebellion have failed to appreciate how Hong Xiuquan's interpretation of Christianity connected the Taiping faith to an imperial Chinese cultural and religious context." "This book makes a major contribution to the study of the Taiping Rebellion and to our understanding of the ideology of both the rebels and the traditional imperial system they opposed. It will appeal to scholars in the fields of Chinese history, religion, and culture and of Christian theology and church history."--Hard cover edition BOOK JACKET. 
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Biblio Notes
Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Thomas H Reilly
ISBN: 0295993723 9780295993720
OCLC Number: 862347443
Description: xi, 235 pages ; 23 cm.
Contents: The early Catholic search for the name of God --
The Protestant Bible and the birth of the Taiping Christian movement --
The Taiping challenge to empire --
Worship and witness in the Taiping Heavenly Kingdom --
The Taiping legacy and missionary Christianity.
Series Title: China Program book.
Responsibility: Thomas H. Reilly.  
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