China, During The War And Since The Peace by John Francis DavisChina, During The War And Since The Peace by John Francis Davis

China, During The War And Since The Peace

byJohn Francis Davis

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1852. Excerpt: ... 220 CHAPTER VII. ROMISH AND PROTESTANT MISSIONS. The observations of a French writer in the Revue des deux Mondes, one who appears to have accompanied M. de Lagrend, the French minister, in his visit to China, shall serve as an introduction to the subject of this chapter. "Let us," says he, "in our policy and our commerce imitate the conduct, at once prudent and courageous, of the Catholic missions, which have for more than two centuries exerted such noble efforts in the cause of religion. Protected and proscribed, honoured and persecuted by turns, raised to-day to the dignities of the imperial court to be thrown into prison or conducted to execution to-morrow, the missionaries persevered in their glorious task, without being for a moment dazzled by the prospects of a precarious favour, or cast down by the inflictions of the most fearful hostility. All the Catholic nations of Europe, French, Spaniards, Italian, Portuguese--all their ROMISH MISSIONS. 221 congregations, Lazarists, Dominicans, Franciscans, Jesuits, have been leagued in this remote crusade to take Asia in the rear, and reduce to the spiritual dominion of Rome the most ancient, the most civilized, but at the same time the most corrupt of Asiatic communities. China is at this day parcelled out into bishoprics or vicariats apostolic, wherein the new apostles have divided among themselves the rude labours of conversion. Their progress is slow, but this has not damped their hopes. The faith advances only by insensible degrees, but it never recedes. God only knows how many years or how many centuries, how much devotion, and how much martyrdom may be required to complete the work. "France has at all times distinguished herself in the first rank of Christian nations, and in China she has not been wan...
Title:China, During The War And Since The PeaceFormat:PaperbackDimensions:56 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.12 inPublished:February 4, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217459730

ISBN - 13:9780217459730