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 Tian zhu jiao yuan you
(297 words)

‘The purpose of Christianity’‘The cause of Christianity’

Lodovico Buglio, Li Leisi, Louis Buglio

Date: 1665

Original Language: Chinese


In 1665 Buglio published Tian zhu jiao yuan you. Although the text is anonymous, the style suggests it was a product of his own hand. The text consists of eight folios and, like Bu de yi bian, each half folio is divided into nine columns consisting of in this case 19 characters each.

The text was presented to the Ministry of Rites as a counter to th…

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Morris, James Harry, “ Tian zhu jiao yuan you”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 1500 - 1900, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 18 October 2019 <>

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