Thursday, March 08, 2012

Ricci added a sixth relationship to Confucianism

"Ricci is adding another dimension to the five relationships of Confucianism among human beings (king and officials, father and son, husband and wife, brother and brother, friend and friend): the relationship between human being and their Creator."

(CHUNG-YAN JOYCE CHAN, Commands from Heaven: Mattoe Ricci's Christianity in the Eyes of Ming Confucian Officials, Missiology vol. XXXI, 3, July 2003, p. 284)

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