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Vietnamese Moses : Philiphe Binh and the Geographies of Early Modern Catholicism (Paperback) (George E.

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A Vietnamese Moses is the story of Philiphê B?nh, a Vietnamese Catholic priest who in 1796 traveled from Tonkin to the Portuguese court in Lisbon to persuade its ruler to appoint a bishop for his community of ex-Jesuits. Based on B?nh’s surviving writings from his thirty-seven-year exile in Portugal, this book examines how the intersections of global and local Roman Catholic geographies shaped the lives of Vietnamese Christians in the early modern era. The book also argues that B?nh’s mission to Portugal and his intense lobbying on behalf of his community reflected the agency of Vietnamese Catholics, who vigorously engaged with church politics in defense of their distinctive Portuguese-Catholic heritage. George E. Dutton demonstrates the ways in which Catholic beliefs, histories, and genealogies transformed how Vietnamese thought about themselves and their place in the world. This sophisticated exploration of Vietnamese engagement with both the Catholic Church and Napoleonic Europe provides a unique perspective on the complex history of early Vietnamese Christianity.
Number of Pages: 338
Genre: History
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Univ of California Pr
Author: George E. Dutton
Language: English
Street Date: December 12, 2016
TCIN: 51994770
UPC: 9780520293434
Item Number (DPCI): 248-38-5728
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