Alenio, Giulio

Alenio, Giulio an Italian Jesuit, was born at Brescia in 158.2. He travelled in the East, and arrived at Macao in 1610, where he taught mathematics. Thence he went to China, where he propagated Christianity for thirty-six years, travelling over the country in Chinese costume, and built several churches in the province of Fo-kien. He died in August, 1649, leaving several works in Chinese: The Life of Jesus Christ (8 vols.): The Incarnation of Jesus Christ: — Of the Sacrifice of the Mass: — The Sacrament of Penance: — The Origin of the World: — Proof of the Existence of a Deity: The Dialogue of St. Bernard betwixt the Soul and Body, in Chinese verse: — The Life of Dr. Michael Yam, a Chinese convert. See Sotwel, Bibl. Script. Soc. Jesu.

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