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LEGGE, James (1815-1897)

An argument for (Shang Te) as the proper rendering of the words Elohim and Theos, in the Chinesse language: with strictures on the Essay of Bishop Boone in favour of the term (Shin), &c. &c.

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Hongkong : Printed at the “Hongkong Register” Office, 1850. Octavo (205 mm), recent half morocco marbled papered boards, spine with contrasting morocco title piece lettered in gilt; original endpapers; pp v, 43; title page with small marginal repairs, a few leaves with short edge tears, last leaf with some marginal restoration; else a sound copy; verso of last leaf with stamp of Yale University Library dated 1946.

A response to William Jones Boone’s Essay on the proper rendering of the words Elohim and Theos into the Chinese language, printed in Canton earlier in the same year. Boone’s important theological essay had originally been published in Canton in 1848.

The Scottish missionary and sinologist James Legge served as a representative of the London Missionary Society in Malacca and Hong Kong between 1840 and 1873. Legge was a prolific translator of Classical Chinese texts, and in 1876 he was appointed the first Professor of Chinese at Oxford University, a position he held until his death in 1897.

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