Christian Missionaries on Tibetan Religion



Year of publication 2009
Description The course delt with the history of Christian missions in Tibet, however, special attention was paid to the question of attitudes of missionaries towards Tibetans, their religion and forms of representation and interpretation of it. Chronologicaly the course covered the period since the first, though doubtful visit of Odoric of Pordenone and medieval scanty reports about Tibet, through the era of Jezuit and Capuchin missions up to the mission of Moravian Brethren in the 18th and 19th centruries. General problems connected to mission were delt in great depth, such as the language barrier, translation, accommodation of Christianity as well as social and economic aspects of missions.

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