Gods, Heroes, and Ancestors: An Interreligious Encounter in Eighteenth-Century Vietnam (AAR Religion in Translation)
Mega Sale! Save 21% on the Gods, Heroes, and Ancestors: An Interreligious Encounter in Eighteenth-Century Vietnam (AAR Religion in Translation) by Oxford University Press at Hanoi PE. Hurry! Limited time offer. Offer valid only while supplies last. Though a minority religion in Vietnam, Christianity has been a significant presence in the country since its arrival in the sixteenth-century. Anh Q.
Structured as a dialogue between a Christian priest and a Confucian scholar, this anonymously authored manuscript paints a rich picture of the three traditional Vietnamese religions: Confucianism, Buddhism, and Daoism. The work explains and evaluates several religious beliefs, customs, and rituals of eighteenth-century Vietnam, many of which are still in practice today. In addition, it contains a trove of information on the challenges and struggles that Vietnamese Christian converts had to face in following the new faith.
Besides its great historical value for studies in Vietnamese religion, language, and culture, Gods, Heroes, and Ancestors raises complex issues concerning the encounter between Christianity and other religions: Christian missions, religious pluralism, and interreligious dialogue.
|Manufacturer:||Oxford University Press|
|Publisher:||Oxford University Press|
|Studio:||Oxford University Press|
|Item Size:||1.4 x 6.4 x 6.4 inches|
|Package Weight:||1.42 pounds|
|Package Size:||6.54 x 1.26 x 1.26 inches|