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Missionary Linguistics in East Asia

The Origins of Religious Language in the Shaping of Christianity?

Sandra Breitenbach

Contents: Linguistic terminology for Christianity in the 17th century – Linguistic terminology in the history of language – Language and religion – Grammatical theory – Language and peace – The mission in China and East Asia – The history and origins of language thinking – Language and politics – Language, connotation and metaphor – New insights into the Greco-Latin grammatical tradition – Dominican, Franciscan and Jesuit missionaries to East Asia – Creating climates of opinion through language.