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By T. Bremer

This quantity concentrates at the "conceptual boundary" via Europe that's made up our minds via Western and japanese Christianity. the one articles examine how this boundary has built in numerous sessions and epochs and in other places. additionally they exhibit that the boundary hasn't ever been a good and outlined department, yet that it used to be additionally topic to alter and improvement and a spot of come upon and trade among religions and cultures.

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5 A fine distinction follows from Christ’s words, that preaching, not conversion is mandatory and inevitable. 6 For later periods, mission among the Pagans appears more important in eschatological terms than, for example, an attempt to regain the formerly Christian areas of Asia or Africa from the rule of Islam. The conversion of distant tribes was not always high on the agenda. But the fifth-century British missionary bishop in Ireland, Magonus Sucatus Patricius (St Patrick), fancied that he might ‘follow the example of those whom long ago the Lord had predicted to be destined to preach his gospel as a witness to all the nations before the end of the world, and we have therefore seen that it was fulfilled in this way; see, we are witnesses that the gospel has been preached as far as where there is no further human being’.

468–94; L. S. Chekin, Northern Eurasia in Medieval Cartography: Inventory, text, translation, and commentary (Turnhout: Brepols, 2006), pp. 93–5, 394. The Ebstorf map was destroyed in 1943 during the bombing of Hannover. Reproductions in E. Sommerbrodt, Die Ebstorfer Weltkarte [The Ebstorf Map of the World] (Hannover: Hahn, 1891); Konrad Miller, Mappae mundi: Die ältesten Weltkarten, 5, Die Ebstorfkarte [Mappae mundi: The oldest maps of the world, 5, The Ebstorf Map (Stuttgart: Roth, 1896); see also: Chekin, Northern Eurasia in Medieval Cartography, pp.

Verbeke, D. Verhelst and A. Welkenhuysen, eds, The Use and Abuse of Eschatology in the Middle Ages (Leuven: Leuven University Press, 1988), pp. 72–81. 6. Letter 199, p. 261. 7. Confessio 34, see L. Bieler, Libri Epistolarum Sancti Patricii Episcopi, 1: Introduction and Text (Dublin: Stationery Office, 1952), p. 76. English translation is given according to R. P. C. Hanson, ‘English Translation of the “Confession” and the “Letter to Coroticus” of Saint Patrick’, Nottingham Medieval Studies 15 (1971) 14.

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