Tag: Matteo Ricci
Darkest Before the Dawn: A Book Review
Anyone looking for a brief overview of Chinese Christian history should check out Richard Cook’s Darkest Before the Dawn. In addition to orienting readers to the major events of Christian missions in China, there is an extensive bibliography for further reading.
Using science as an evangelization tool has a long history in China, and today’s Chinese Christians engage in robust conversation with faith and science.
The First Western Chinese Language Learner?
Learning Chinese is a big task, but learning how to use the language to accomplish simple, everyday tasks is not. You may never, like Matteo Ricci, translate Chinese classics or write books in Chinese yourself. But even Ricci had to start with the basics, learning the sounds, the tones, and the simple vocabulary to accomplish the stuff of everyday life.
What can we learn today from the work of Matteo Ricci?