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Author Dutton, George Edson, author.

Title A Vietnamese Moses : Philiphê Bỉnh and the geographies of early modern Catholicism / George E. Dutton.

Publication Info. Oakland, California : University of California Press, [2017]

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Description 1 online resource (xiv, 333 pages) : illustrations, maps
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Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 281-326) and index.
Contents Philiphê Bỉnh and the Catholic geographies of Tonkin -- A Catholic community in crisis -- Journeys : Macao, Goa, and Lisbon -- Arrival in Lisbon and first encounters -- Invoking the Padroado : Bỉnh and Prince Dom João -- Waiting for Bỉnh in Tonkin and Macao -- Life in Lisbon and the Casa do Espirito Santo, 1807-1833 -- The tales of Philiphê Bỉnh.
Summary "A Vietnamese Moses is the story of Philiphê Binh, a Vietnamese Catholic priest who in 1796 traveled from Tonkin to the Portuguese court in Lisbon to persuade its ruler to appoint a bishop for his community of ex-Jesuits. Based on Binh's surviving writings from his thirty-seven-year exile in Portugal, this book examines how the intersections of global and local Roman Catholic geographies shaped the lives of Vietnamese Christians in the early modern era. The book also argues that Binh's mission to Portugal and his intense lobbying on behalf of his community reflected the agency of Vietnamese Catholics, who vigorously engaged with church politics in defense of their distinctive Portuguese-Catholic heritage. George E. Dutton demonstrates the ways in which Catholic beliefs, histories, and genealogies transformed how Vietnamese thought about themselves and their place in the world. This sophisticated exploration of Vietnamese engagement with both the Catholic Church and Napoleonic Europe provides a unique perspective on the complex history of early Vietnamese Christianity"--Publisher.
Local Note JSTOR Books at JSTOR Open Access
Subject Bỉnh, Philiphê, 1759-1833.
Catholic Church -- Vietnam -- History -- 18th century.
Catholic Church -- Vietnam -- History -- 19th century.
Catholic Church.
Catholics -- Vietnam -- Biography.
Vietnam -- Church history -- 18th century.
Vietnam -- Church history -- 19th century.
Chronological Term 1700-1899
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Church history.
Other Form: Print version: Dutton, George Edson. Vietnamese Moses. Oakland, California : University of California Press, [2017] 9780520293434 (DLC) 2016035712
ISBN 9780520966697 (electronic book)
0520966694 (electronic book)
9780520293434 (paperback ; alk. paper)
Standard No. 40026895987