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Rites Controversy
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I. History

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The rites controversy is understood to refer to the controversy over whether Christians should be allowed to take part in particular state-ordered ceremonies in eastern Asia (China, India [see 2 below], and Japan; Asia : IV, 3) in the early modern period. This is linked to the question of theological terminology and church decrees. It was a question of how far the message of Christianity could be adapted to indigenous culture …

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Collani, Claudia v. and Hock, Klaus, “Rites Controversy”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 13 December 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1877-5888_rpp_COM_024634>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013



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