The Chinese Rites Controversy, explained by Fr. Gianni Criveller
Public Lectures on“Chinese Christians in Retrospect”
A Narrative of the Chinese Rites Controversy.
Bitter exchanges were traded for years between the Kangxi Emperor and the Pope about the Confucian tradition of honouring the ancestors. The Roman misunderstanding on the meaning of the Chinese rites lead to the final demise of Roman Catholicism in China and the expulsion and persecution of priests and nuns. This, after all, remains one of the greatest missed opportunities in human history, a ‘what if?’ case-study. Come to learn more about it.
On the 23rd of January 2014
All are welcome – Free of charge.
Fr. Gianni Criveller柯毅霖
Professor at Holy Spirit Seminary, College of Theology
and Philosophy, Historian and Orientalist.
Fr. Patrick TAVEIRNE譚永亮
Director, Centre for Catholic Studies, CUHK
Language語言: English 英文
地點VenueRm507, Wu Ho Man Yuen Building
The Chinese University of Hong Kong
(5min. walk from MTRUniversity Station)
email : [email protected] ..
Website : www.cuhk.edu.hk /crs/catholic