Sassanid Church
The Church of the East (Syriac: ܥܕܬܐ ܕܡܕܢܚܐ ʿĒ(d)tāʾ d-Maḏn(ə)ḥāʾ), also known as the Nestorian Church, is a historical Christian church within of the Syriac tradition of Eastern Christianity. Ori...
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Nestorianism
Nestorianism is a Christological doctrine that emphasizes the disunion between the human and divine natures of Jesus. It was advanced by Nestorius (386–450), Patriarch of Constantinople from 428–431,...
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Nestorian Schism
In church history, the Nestorian Schism of 431AD to 544AD involved a split between the Christian churches of Sassanid Persia, which affiliated with Nestorius, and churches that rejected him. The schis...
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Peshitta
The Peshitta (Classical Syriac: ܦܫܝܛܬܐ pšîṭtâ) is the standard version of the Bible for churches in the Syriac tradition.The general, but not universal, consensus is that the Old Testament of the ...
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History of Eastern Christianity in Asia
Christianity in Asia has its roots in the very inception of Christianity, which originated from the life and teachings of Jesus in 1st century Roman Palestine. Christianity then spread through the mis...
History of Eastern Christianity in Asia - Wikipedia
Saint Thomas Christians
The Saint Thomas Christians, also called Syrian Christians or Nasrani, are an ancient community of Christians from Kerala, India, who trace their origins to the evangelistic activity of Saint Thomas i...
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India (East Syrian Ecclesiastical Province)
India (Syriac: Beth Hindaye) was an ecclesiastical province of the Church of the East, at least nominally, from the seventh to the sixteenth century. The Malabar Coast of India had long been home to a...
India (East Syrian Ecclesiastical Province) - Wikipedia
Church of the East in China
The Church of the East or Nestorian Church had a presence in China during two periods: first from the 7th through the 10th century, and later during the Mongol Yuan Dynasty in the 13th and 14th centur...
Church of the East in China - Wikipedia
Christianity in China
Christianity in China has a history going back to the 7th century during the Tang dynasty. Today, it comprises Catholics, Protestants, and a small number of Orthodox Christians. Although its lineage i...
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Christianity among the Mongols
In modern times the Mongols are primarily Buddhist, but in previous eras, especially during the time of the Mongol empire (13th–14th centuries), they were primarily shamanist and had a substanti...
Christianity among the Mongols - Wikipedia
Schism of 1552
The Schism of 1552 was an important event in the history of the Church of the East. It divided the church into two factions, of which one entered into communion with Rome and the other remained indep...
Schism of 1552 - Wikipedia
Christianity in Asia
Christianity in Asia has its roots in the very inception of Christianity, which originated from the life and teachings of Jesus in 1st century Roman Palestine. Christianity then spread through the mis...
Christianity in Asia - Wikipedia
Christianity in Hong Kong
Christianity has been in Hong Kong since 1841. Of about 843,000 Christians in Hong Kong, most of them are Protestant or Roman Catholic. Christianity is common amongst Hong Kongers, especially in compa...
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History of Eastern Christianity
Christianity has been, historically a Middle Eastern religion with its origin in Hebrew tribal Judaism. Eastern Christianity refers collectively to the Christian traditions and churches which develope...
Franco-Mongol alliance
Several attempts at a Franco-Mongol alliance against the Islamic caliphates, their common enemy, were made by various leaders among the Frankish Crusaders and the Mongol Empire in the 1200s. Such an a...
Franco-Mongol alliance - Wikipedia
Goa Inquisition
The Goa Inquisition was the office of the Portuguese Inquisition acting in Portuguese India, and in the rest of the Portuguese Empire in Asia. It was established in 1560, briefly suppressed from 1774–...
Goa Inquisition - Wikipedia
Chinese terms for God
The oldest records of the term Westerners translate as "God", "Most High God", "Greatest Lord" appear to exist in the earliest documents of Chinese literature as Shàngdì (上帝, pinyin: Shàng+dì, literal...
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Church of the East
The Church of the East (Syriac: ܥܕܬܐ ܕܡܕܢܚܐ ʿĒ(d)tāʾ d-Maḏn(ə)ḥāʾ), also known as the Nestorian Church, is a historical Christian church within of the Syriac tradition of Eastern Christianity. Ori...
Church of the East - Wikipedia
Jesuit China missions
The history of the missions of the Jesuits in China is part of the history of relations between China and the Western world. The missionary efforts and other work of the Society of Jesus, or Jesuits, ...
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Chinese Orthodox Church
The Chinese Autonomous Orthodox Church (Chinese: 中华东正教会; pinyin: Zhōnghuá Dōngzhèngjiàohuì) is an autonomous Eastern Orthodox church in China. It was granted autonomy by its mother church, the...
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Religion in Tibet
The main religion of Tibet has been Buddhism since its outspread in the 8th century AD. Before the arrival of Buddhism, the main religion here was an indigenous shamanist religion, Bön, which now co...
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Christianity in Mongolia
Christianity in Mongolia is a minority religion. Accounts of the exact number of Christians vary as no nationwide statistics have been released. As of 2005, the United States Department of State repor...
Christianity in Mongolia - Wikipedia
Religion in Macau
Religion in Macau is represented predominantly by Chinese folk religions and Buddhism. During the period in which the city was under Portuguese rule (1557–1999) the Catholic Church became one of the d...
Religion in Macau - Wikipedia
Lianghui
Lianghui (simplified Chinese: 两会; traditional Chinese: 兩會; pinyin: Liǎnghuì; Wade–Giles: Liang Hui; literally: "two meetings") is a common Mandarin Chinese abbreviation for the ann...
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19th Century Protestant Missions in China
In the early 19th century, Western colonial expansion occurred at the same time as an evangelical revival (often called the Second Great Awakening) throughout the English-speaking world, leading to mo...
Philippine Orthodox Church
The Philippine Orthodox Church is the government approved and registered legal name of the Russian Orthodox Church Moscow Patriarchate in the Philippines. Generally, it refers to the officially establ...
Christianity in Iran
Christianity has a long history in Iran, dating back to the early years of the faith. It has been practiced in Iran longer than the state religion, Islam. It has always been a minority religion, with ...
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Portuguese Inquisition
The Portuguese Inquisition (Portuguese: Inquisição Portuguesa) was formally established in Portugal in 1536 at the request of its king, John III. Manuel I had asked for the installation of the Inq...
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