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Author Reilly, Thomas H., 1954-

Title The Taiping heavenly kingdom : rebellion and the blasphemy of empire / Thomas H. Reilly
Published Seattle : University of Washington Press, [2004]
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Description 1 online resource (xi, 235 pages) : illustrations, map
Contents The early Catholic search for the name of God -- The Protestant Bible and the birth of the Taiping Christian movement -- The Taiping challenge to empire -- Worship and witness in the Taiping Heavenly Kingdom -- The Taiping legacy and missionary Christianity
Summary "In this study, Reilly emphasizes the Christian elements of the Taiping faith, showing how Protestant missionaries built on earlier Catholic efforts to translate Christianity into a Chinese idiom. Prior studies of the rebellion have failed to appreciate how Hong Xiuquan's interpretation of Christianity connected the Taiping faith to an imperial Chinese cultural and religious context." "This book makes a major contribution to the study of the Taiping Rebellion and to our understanding of the ideology of both the rebels and the traditional imperial system they opposed. It will appeal to scholars in the fields of Chinese history, religion, and culture and of Christian theology and church history."--Jacket
Notes "A China-program book."
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 213-223) and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Christianity -- China -- Influence.
China -- History -- Taiping Rebellion, 1850-1864 -- Religious aspects.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0295801921 (electronic bk.)
9780295801926 (electronic bk.)