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1 Monks, Merchants & “Heretics”: Christianity en route to China

2 Introduction

3 Monks, Merchants & “Heretics”: Christianity en route to China Introduction I. Trade & Travel from Constantinople to Chang’an

4 Detail of the Stele Cross and Lotus from the "Nestorian" Christian Monument in China, 781

5 Monks, Merchants & “Heretics”: Christianity en route to China Introduction I. Trade & Travel from Constantinople to Chang’an

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9 Monks, Merchants & “Heretics”: Christianity en route to China Introduction I. Trade & Travel from Constantinople to Chang’an A. The Silk Road

10 The Silk Road

11 II. Goods

12 The Silk Road

13 Monks, Merchants & “Heretics”: Christianity en route to China Introduction I. Trade & Travel from Constantinople to Chang’an A. The Silk Road B. Silk and Salvation Religions

14 Trade on the Silk Road (Dunhuang, China)

15 Monks, Merchants & “Heretics”: Christianity en route to China Introduction I. Trade & Travel from Constantinople to Chang’an A. The Silk Road B. Silk and Salvation Religions II. Nestorian Missions: From Persia to China

16 Monks, Merchants & “Heretics”: Christianity en route to China Introduction I. Trade & Travel from Constantinople to Chang’an A. The Silk Road B. Silk and Salvation Religions II. Nestorian Missions: From Persia to China A. Among the Huns

17 Monks, Merchants & “Heretics”: Christianity en route to China Introduction I. Trade & Travel from Constantinople to Chang’an A. The Silk Road B. Silk and Salvation Religions II. Nestorian Missions: From Persia to China A. Among the Huns B. The First Christian Mission in China

18 Monks, Merchants & “Heretics”: Christianity en route to China Introduction I. Trade & Travel from Constantinople to Chang’an A. The Silk Road B. Silk and Salvation Religions II. Nestorian Missions: From Persia to China A. Among the Huns B. The First Christian Mission in China 1. The Setting: T’ang Dynasty (618-907)

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20 Monks, Merchants & “Heretics”: Christianity en route to China Introduction I. Trade & Travel from Constantinople to Chang’an A. The Silk Road B. Silk and Salvation Religions II. Nestorian Missions: From Persia to China A. Among the Huns B. The First Christian Mission in China 1. The Setting: T’ang Dynasty (618-907) 2. Alopen’s Reception by Emperor Tai-tsung

21 A priest and worshippers during a Palm Sunday service: wall painting from Turfan oasis, western China

22 Monks, Merchants & “Heretics”: Christianity en route to China Introduction I. Trade & Travel from Constantinople to Chang’an A. The Silk Road B. Silk and Salvation Religions II. Nestorian Missions: From Persia to China A. Among the Huns B. The First Christian Mission in China 1. The Setting: T’ang Dynasty (618-907) 2. Alopen’s Reception by Emperor Tai-tsung C. Decline & Disappearance of Christianity from China

23 Monks, Merchants & “Heretics”: Christianity en route to China Introduction I. Trade & Travel from Constantinople to Chang’an A. The Silk Road B. Silk and Salvation Religions II. Nestorian Missions: From Persia to China A. Among the Huns B. The First Christian Mission in China 1. The Setting: T’ang Dynasty (618-907) 2. Alopen’s Reception by Emperor Tai-tsung C. Decline & Disappearance of Christianity from China D. Elsewhere in Asia


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