The Wise Man From the West : Matteo Ricci and his Mission to China

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Vincent Cronin, son of the Scottish novelist, A J Cronin is a doyen of English letters. His book The Last Migration, which won the Heinemann Award, was based on his own journey with the Gashgai of southern Iran. He widened his reputation with his outstanding biographies of Christianity's first missionaries to India (A Pearl to India: the Life of Roberto de Nobili) and to China (The Wise Man from the West: Matteo Ricci and his Mission to China), and a range of later biographies - of Napoleon, Catherine the Great, Louis (XVI) and Antoinette, and his masterly Four Women in Search of an Ideal (Caroline de Berry, Marie D'Agoult, Eve Hanska and Marie Bashkirtseff). Vincent Cronin lives in Brittany.

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"Matteo Ricci was, by any standards, an extraordinary man. One concludes from reading this riveting book just how pertinent Ricci remains to both modern China and to the Church, ever ancient and ever new." --
James V. Schall, S.J., From the Forward



"The binoculars of history have brought his life into focus so that Chinese and Western Christians can appreciate both his wisdom and his sanctity are worthy of emulation. This book focuses us today on someone who may be canonized at last and teach us his brilliant ways to evangelize."
-- Fr. Mitch Pacwa, SJ, Host, EWTN Live

"A book which does for once deserve the all too lightly used adjective 'outstanding.'" --
Honor Stacy , New Statesman



"In this classic, Matteo Ricci and the other Christian missionaries to China truly come alive, reminding all of us that the heart of the New Evangelization still resides in going out of ourselves and boldly proclaiming the loving mercy of Christ, despite whatever cost."
-- Fr. David Meconi, SJ, St. Louis University

"A delightfully told story of a truly remarkable man." --
Rodney Gilbert , New York Herald Tribune

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