The Spirit and the Flesh in Shandong tells the deeply human story of conflicting aspirations and passions in the introduction of Christianity to a provincial region in China. The story unfolds through vivid descriptions of how Chinese converts and their European priests were involved in close collaboration, an underground church, imprisonment, apostasy, martyrdom, peasant secret society affiliations, self-flagellation, and sexual seduction.
D. E. Mungello is professor of history and director of Asian studies at Baylor University in Waco, Texas. He is the author of The Great Encounter of China and the West.
Chapter 1 Preface Chapter 2 Introduction Chapter 3 Prelude: Wondrous Signs Chapter 4 The Trials and Endeavors of Father Antonio Chapter 5 The Attempt to Blend Confucianism and Christianity Chapter 6 The Return to Shandong after the Anti-Christian Persecution of 1664-1669 Chapter 7 To Kiss the Image of the Crucified Jesus and to Feel the Whip Upon One's Flesh Chapter 8 Christianity and Chinese Heterodox Sects, 1701-34 Chapter 9 Shepards, Wolves, and Martyrs in the Underground Church Chapter 10 Postlude: Requiscat in pace Chapter 11 Chinese-Character Glossary