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Mission and Catechesis: Alexandre de Rhodes and Inculturation in Seventeenth-Century Vietnam [Paperback]

By Peter C. Phan (Author)
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A fascinating look at Alexandre de Rhodes, the 17th-century Jesuit considered to be the founder of Vietnamese Christianity. Mission and Catechesis explores how Alexander de Rhodes contributed to Christianity's inculturation in Vietnam centuries ago. Considered the founder of Vietnamese Christianity, de Rhodes personally baptized thousands, organized the church in Tonkin and Annam, launched the "order of catechists," and successfully lobbied to establish the hierarchy there.

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A fascinating look at Aleandre de Rhodes, the 17th Century Jesuit considered to be the founder of Vietnamese Christianity.

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Studio: Orbis Books
Pages   324
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 10" Width: 6.92" Height: 0.73"
Weight:   1.4 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Jan 1, 2006
Publisher   Orbis Books
ISBN  1570756597  
ISBN13  9781570756597  

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More About Peter C. Phan

Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! Peter C. Phan holds the Ignacio Ellacuria Chair of Catholic Social Thought at Georgetown University. The first non-Anglo person to be elected President of Catholic Theological Society of America, his books include Mission and Catechesis (1999), Christianity with an Asia Face (2003), and Vietnamese-American Catholics (2005).

Peter C. Phan currently resides in Washington, in the state of District Of Columbia. Peter C. Phan was born in 1943 and has an academic affiliation as follows - Georgetown University, USA Georgetown University, Washington DC George.

Peter C. Phan has published or released items in the following series...
  1. Blackwell Guides to Global Christianity
  2. Cambridge Companions to Religion
  3. Catholic Studies
  4. Christianities of the World
  5. New Theology Studies
  6. Theology in Global Perspectives

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1Books > Subjects > History > Asia > Vietnam > General
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3Books > Subjects > Religion & Spirituality > Christianity > Evangelism > General
4Books > Subjects > Religion & Spirituality > Christianity > Evangelism > Missions & Missionary Work

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The most scholarly examination of A. de Rhodes in Vietnam  Aug 4, 1998
Those interested in the history of Christian mission in Vietnam and in the work of Alexandre de Rhodes will find in this volume a mine of information hitherto unavailable. In particular, the book examines de Rhodes's work, Cathechismus, which is the first published Vietnamese book in the Romanized script. Phan's book is a landmark study.

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