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a member of a religious mission
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Aubrey, Father
converts savages to Christianity. [Fr. Lit.: Atala]
Boniface, St.
missionary to the German infidels in 8th century. [Christian Hagiog.: Brewster, 271]
Davidson, Rev. Alfred
attempts to convert Sadie Thompson to religion but ends up seducing her. [Br. Lit.: “Miss Thompson” in Benét, 675; Am. Cinema: “Rain” in Halliwell, 593]
Latour and Vaillant, Fathers
priests establish a diocese in New Mexico. [Am. Lit.: Cather Death Comes for the Archbishop in Magill I, 199]
Livingstone, David
(1813–1873) explorer and missionary in Africa. [Br. Hist.: NCE, 1596]
Patrick, St.
(c. 385–461) early missionary to and patron saint of Ireland. [Christian Hagiog.: Brewster, 138]
Salvation Army
international religious organization known for its charitable and missionary work. [Christian Rel.: NCE, 2408–2409]
Society of Jesus
Roman Catholic religious order distinguished in foreign missions. [Christian Hist.: NCE, 1412]
Xavier, St. Francis
indefatigable pioneer converter of East Indies. [Christian Hagiog.: Attwater, 141–142]
Allusions—Cultural, Literary, Biblical, and Historical: A Thematic Dictionary. Copyright 2008 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
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The Kangxi emperor was furious over this religious intervention and proclaimed new rules in 1705 prohibiting Catholic missionaries, unless they declared they would adhere to "the methods of Matteo Ricci." (28) This edict influenced the religious policies of later Chinese emperors on the Roman Catholic Church.
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The battles Chinese Catholics were forced to fight against the government also drew in Catholic missionaries and the secular and religious powers from their home countries, meaning this segment of history was not two sides, good versus evil, but the complex interactions between a variety of secular and religious entities.
No index is provided, but the book does close with statistics on the number of Irish Catholic missionaries per country and a list of organizations included in the survey of the Irish Missionary Union.
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