Matteo Ricci

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  1. Frogman

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    Have you ever read the diary of Matteo Ricci?

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    Nobody has read this? That is ok. I probably wouldn't have except it was required for a Chinese history course. Maybe I should have made the topic:

    What is the Rites Controversy? Would that have drawn a crowd?

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    You guys must all be Franciscans :D
     
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    Or Dominicans.

    Did you have to read the whole thing, or just excerpts?

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    Yeah, I read it. I just have a hard time keeping all those names straight. :D I just wonder if anyone knows why the rites controversy occurred. I am not Catholic and I thought I may have misunderstood this controversy, thought I would ask and maybe get an explanation.

    If I summarized it, I would say it is a clear picture of the beginning of idolotry in the Catholic church. But I don't want to generalize it. So I asked the question.

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    I don't think that's the lesson; the Holy See eventually (1742) disavowed Ricci's view that Confucian rites to honor ancestors were not really religious in nature and thus were allowable for Chinese Christians.

    I know what you mean about the names, but I have the same problem with the great Russian writers.

    My case is doubly confounding because all my Chinese history and literature books use the old Wade-Giles transliteration system, while Pinyin is the preferred method now. I stumble into Sima Qian and it takes a moment to realize that he's Ssuma Ch'ien.
     
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    Thanks rsr. That is why I asked the question.

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