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A Jesuit In The Forbidden City

Author : R. Po-chia Hsia
ISBN : 9780199592258
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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The remarkable life of the Italian Jesuit Matteo Ricci, one of the most famous missionaries of all time and the founder of the Catholic Mission in China. This is the first critical biography to use all relevant sources, not only in western languages but in Chinese as well.
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Author : Charles Lightcap
ISBN : 9781475977134
Genre : Fiction
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In the early 1900s, a silent plague swept the American countryside, creating pain, disfigurement, and shame. Leprosy was the unspoken disease, and those who suffered from it were shunned, reviled, and ultimately doomed—not by the disease itself, but by the hatred and fear of their community. In one rural farming community, that fear turned to the unthinkable. Each time a baby was born with leprosy, a new horror emerged for the family and the community itself. To protect the perceived purity of their crops, the farmers hid the afflicted, using them in the shadows to harvest. As these children grew and aged, they became so unsightly that the farmers decided the best thing to do was to banish the lepers to their own hidden colony in the woods. However, fear spread faster than the disease, and in a moment of horrific self-preservation, the decision was made to eradicate the afflicted. What happened from that moment of terror was the stuff of legend and conjecture. The truth of their fate is more horrifying than can be imagined.
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The Roman Catacombs

Author : Rev. James Spencer Northcote
ISBN : 9781622823796
Genre : History
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Enter into the shadows of the Roman catacombs where early Christians attended Mass and hid in fear from Roman soldiers seeking their death for refusing to renounce the Christian Faith. You’ll read dramatic acts of faith and courage as Fr. James Spencer Northcote, the world-renowned 19th-century expert on the catacombs, relates the intense belowground life of the catacombs. For over three centuries, Christians buried their dead in often elaborate crypts hollowed out for them underground by fossors — designated diggers whose status was just below that of deacons and priests. With scores of maps and illustrations in these pages, you’ll see that the architecture of many crypts was as elaborate as buildings above-ground, creating under the streets and fields of Rome a second-city—indeed, a Christian city in the very heart of pagan Rome—graced with broad underground tunnels and large rooms where assemblies could be held. In good times and in bad, during peace and during persecutions, the catacombs were central to the vibrant life of the early Church, whose history is here retold from its creation to its eventual decline, loss, and then, hundreds of years later, its rediscovery.
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Wonders Of World

Author : BPI
ISBN : 9788184973259
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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Wonders of the World answers all queries of children related to the wonderful buildings and structures that attract people from all over the world. It is enhanced with simple text and amazing and unknown facts which will fascinate young learners. Colourful illustrations and eye-catchy layout make the book more interesting.
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Macmillan Encyclopedia Of Death And Dying A K

Author : Robert Kastenbaum
ISBN : 0028656903
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Comprehensive exploration of the place of death in contemporary life. Coverage of topics is broad and multi-disciplinary.

Sacred Arch Ology

Author : Mackenzie Edward Charles Walcott
ISBN : NYPL:33433068185903
Genre : Christian antiquities
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Category: Christian antiquities