Genghis Kahn and Francis of Assisi were contemporaries, but lived worlds apart. By the mid-1200s, their followers had encountered each one another in Karakorum (Mongolia). In 1294, John of Monte Corvino settled in Khanbaliq (Beijing) and began preaching the Good News of Jesus Christ in modern-day China. By the time of his death in 1328, friars from several countries had begun to build up a Church truly Chinese and truly Catholic. This book presents the life and work of the Friars Minor in China during the last 700 years. Based on 1,110 pages of scientific monographs, the text concentrates on the years 1925-1955 yet provides considerable information up through 1995. The Order of Friars Minor grew from John of Monte Corvino's early efforts beginning in 1294 to include 28 mission territories. In 1948 there were over 700 friars working in China, about 20% of whom were Chinese.
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Arnulf Pierre Camps, OFM, co-author of The Friars Minor in China 1294 1955, was a Dutch Franciscan and missiologist of repute who made his advanced theological and missiological studies at the universities of Nijmegen (Netherlands) and Fribourg (Switzerland). The list of his publications is impressive. Between 1946 and 2005 Camps published 8 monographs and 7 brief publications, edited jointly 7 scholarly studies, wrote 15 miscellanea and 338 articles. Camps described his ministry as a pilgrimage in the land of religious dialogue. He sought to understand the deeper aspirations of other religions by visiting their many palaces, tombs, mosques and shrines. He was keen to meet their spiritual leaders, Pirs, and learned scholars. He admired the cultural heritage of the Mogul emperors.
Pat McCloskey, OFM, teaches religion at Roger Bacon High School in Cincinnati. He writes for St. Anthony Messenger and is author of St. Anthony of Padua: Wisdom for Today and co-author of The Friars Minor in China, 1294 1955.
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Book Description Franciscan Inst Pubs, 1995. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M157659002X
Book Description Franciscan Institute Publications January 1995, 1995. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # 20110331186462