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 Jesuits and Muslims in 17th-century China
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Jesuits and Muslims in 17th-century China

Date: Second half of the 17th century

Original Language: Chinese and Latin


This account focuses on texts written by Muslims and Christians that discuss the Muslim-Jesuit astronomical disputes in the 17th century. The texts written by Muslims tend to take an anti-Christian and sometimes polemical approach, whilst those by Christians, written for the most part after the Christian victory in the controversy, a…

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Morris, James Harry, “ Jesuits and Muslims in 17th-century China”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 1500 - 1900, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 17 January 2020 <>

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