India and Christian Opportunity

India and Christian Opportunity

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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. 1905 edition. Excerpt: ...in Asia. They contain the inscription following: "Let me not glory except in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, who is the true Messiah and God alone and Holy Ghost." Had the Church been true to such a sentiment, Dr. Smith could not have penned these words: "What Gibbon wrote, in his thirty-seventh chapter, of their fathers is still true of them. The Nestorian and Eutychian controversies, which attempted to explain the mysteries of the Incarnation, hastened the ruin 1 Statesman's Year-Book, 1903, p. 142. 'Jones, India's Problem, p. 163. of Christianity in her native land. Because their faith was weak, their message mutilated, their intellect darkened, and their life selfish, it was not possible for the colonies of Syrian and Persian Christians, dispersed on its southern shores, to bring India to Christ. Unpurged from the old leaven, it was not for them to leaven the whole lump.'" III. Catholic Missions In India.1. Rome's Pioneers.--John of Monte Corvino, the apostle to China, was apparently the first Roman missionary to India. "He seems to have appeared first in Persia, in the city of Tabriz. From Persia he traveled in the year 1291 to India, where he remained thirteen months. He was accompanied by the Dominican, Nicholas de Pistorio, who died there. In different districts, he succeeded in baptizing a hundred persons; and in the second letter which he wrote to Europe, he declared it as his belief that 'great results might be expected to follow the preaching of the Gospel in those regions, if substantial men of the order of the Dominicans or Franciscans would come there.' " Jordanus.--One such Dominican as John desired did a noble work in India, Jordanus, author of the Mirabilia Descripta, describing the wonders of...show more

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  • 9781236550071