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Old September 3rd, 2017, 07:56 AM   #1
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Did Kangxi forbid all form of Christian missionary? or only the Catholic one?


The Kings of Spain and Portugal supported Christian mission activities in Asia in order to combat Protestant Reformation. So a couple of Jesuits arrived in China. The Jesuits tried to gain the linguistic and scholarly knowledge of China in the first place in order to convert the educated class. One of the Jesuits was Matteo Ricci who was giving permission to live in Beijing, and even managed to convert some from the elite of China. He also taught and made the Chinese to be interested in Western geography, astronomy and Euclidean mathematics.

Matteo Ricci and other Jesuits believed that Confucianism had same traits of Christianity somehow as the Jesuits argued both faiths shared similar concerns for morality and virtue, and the Jesuits viewed the Confucian practice of honoring ancestors as a form of filial reverence rather than a form of worship. – However some Catholic brotherhood groups such of the Franciscans and the Dominicans disagreed and said that it was worship and thus criticized it. As result of this in 1715 the Pope in Rome declared that the view of the Jesuits’ was heretical, and that made the Emperor Kangxi angry in such a way that he forbade Christian missionary in China as he felt they were questioning the whole order.

I just want some clarification: did Kangxi forbid literally ALL form of Christian missionary inclusive Protestantism?, or did he ONLY forbid Catholic missionary?

Protestantism missionary was allowed after this event, right?

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Old September 3rd, 2017, 08:32 AM   #2
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nobody in china differ the two (before 1840)
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Both the Catholic and the Protestant churches were set up in many parts of China during Kangxi's time of reign.

The number of Christians in China was increasing ever since then.
Even now there are many unregistered Christians in China.
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Both the Catholic and the Protestant churches were set up in many parts of China during Kangxi's time of reign.

The number of Christians in China was increasing ever since then.
Even now there are many unregistered Christians in China.
What I have said here must be referred to the Guangsu Emperor of the late nineteen century intead of the Kangxi Emperor. I made a mistake.
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Old September 7th, 2017, 01:14 AM   #5
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Kangxi I have just found out was a potential Christian according to this link :

http://www.patriarchywebsite.com/bib...chy/kangxi.htm
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