Christian Missions; Their Agents, Their Method, and Their Results. 3 Voll Volume 1

Christian Missions; Their Agents, Their Method, and Their Results. 3 Voll Volume 1

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1862 edition. Excerpt: ...a festival in a neighbouring village. - (1) Such was the conduct of Catholic Chinese, not in the sea-port towns, but in the very heart of the empire. Mr Smith, to whom we must once more return, saw other - visitors - at Amoy, who consorted with his colleagues, but had not yet shown any decided. proof of a charge of heart. - They had - ceased to worship idols, - at least they said so, but they had not yet generally adopted the decided course of expelling the image from their household. - And accordingly, when Mr Smith told a Chinese that one Ta-laou-yay - had put away his idols, - the former - called him an old hypocrite, and asserted, that if we could gain admission into the interior of the house, he doubted not that we should find the idols in some other room. (2) How is it that in all heathen lands, only the vile and the worthless are found to gravitate towards the emissaries of Protestantism, or to hold intercourse with them; while they who are filled with noble and generous thoughts, and willing to manifest them in action, instinctively ally themselves and their destiny with the teachers of the Catholic Faith? (1) Ch. Ii, p. 51; ch. vi, p. 270; ch. VIi, p. 333. (2) Visit, etc., p. 399; Cf. p. 412. We have seen that M' Smiih is only able to record the insensibility of the Chinese to the invitations and caresses of Protestantism, except as an occasion of gainful traffic; but he had frequent opportunities of witnessing their appreciation of teachers of another order. Wherever he directed his steps, by land or water, he was met by the unwelcome apparition of Catholic converts. He is at Shanghai, where Dr Ball found, to his great mortification, only - seven or eight Chinese - pensioners...show more

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  • Paperback | 140 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 8mm | 263g
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  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236582543
  • 9781236582546