Dreams and conversions: A comparative analysis of Catholic and Buddhist dreams in Ming and Qing China. Part two

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Abstract

A database of holy dreams, assembled from Jesuit reports of the 17th century, forms the basis for qualitative and quantitative analyses, the results of which are compared with a second database of holy dreams drawn from Buddhist sources of the 17th and 18th centuries. The comparative analysis of religious images, doctrines, and the social history of dreams allows for some tentative observations on the psychology of Christian conversion and the sociology of Christian community formation in late Ming and early Qing China.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)111-141
Number of pages31
JournalJournal of Religious History
Volume34
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 1 2010

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • History
  • Religious studies

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