By Arnulf Camps

During this quantity the miscellaneous writings of Arnulf Camps are released. They take care of the actions of Catholic missionaries over the last 5 centuries in 9 nations located among Turkey and Japan. This examine all in favour of the invention of hidden, unknown or forgotten resources. New insights have been won into: the reception of the Christian religion in China and Japan; the missionary efforts to go into the rich person Empire; the composition of the 1st Sanskrit grammar by means of a western student; the debatable learn of Islam by way of a Franciscan missionary in China; the useless try to input Afghanistan by way of Mill Hill missionaries; the pioneering paintings of the founding father of Catholic schooling in Kandy; the coverage and perform of building neighborhood church buildings in China, India and Vietnam; and the missionary reform via the 1st Apostolic Delegate in China.

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Auszuge aus den Briefen der Jesuitengenerale an die Obern in Indien (1549-1613)", Archivum Historicum Societatis Jesu 22 (Rome 1953) 166. 38 L. , Parte V, Rome 1954, 153. 39 There is one work in this list which is not mentioned by any other author: Intikhab-i 'aqa'id-i din-i fisawiyan or Extract of the Fundamental Articles of the Faith of the Christians. This work too has not come down to us and, therefore, we are not in a position to find out whether it is identical with one of the Catechisms mentioned by Desideri.

From this point on the missionary movement assumed new forms. Under Benedict XV (1914-22) and Pius XI (1922-39) the endeavor to depoliticize mission and to emancipate the mission districts to become young churches began. Pius XII (1939-58) firmly continued this development. Well-known mission encyclicals from these popes contained courageous criticism and clear solutions. The popes were supported in their efforts by the Dutch cardinal and prefect of the Congregatio de Propaganda Fide, Willem van Rossum, a Redemptorist, and by the Catholic missiology arising at the beginning of twentieth century in Rome, Miinster, and Louvain.

28 ASIAN MISSION HISTORY 1956-1998 to the aid of the lay church, there was peace from 1887 on, thanks to treaties between France and Japan. In Japan, Under pressure of treaties with European powers, freedom of religion came about in 1889. At first this led to a brief period of vitality in the church, but then it led to stagnation, partly because Christianity remained a stranger in the land. In the Philippines, which had a Catholic majority, the church came close to destruction as a result of the politicalecclesiastical attitude of Spain and later as a result of American intervention.

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