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American Journal of Educational Research. 2018, 6(5), 550-555
DOI: 10.12691/education-6-5-29
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Religious Life of the Christian in Bui Chu Diocese - Nam Dinh Today (From the Influence of Beliefs in the Tutelary God of a Village in Vietnam)

Mai Dieu Anh1,

1People’s Security Academy, Hanoi, Vietnam

Pub. Date: May 08, 2018
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Educational Research in Vietnam: From Fundamentals to Application)

Cite this paper:
Mai Dieu Anh. Religious Life of the Christian in Bui Chu Diocese - Nam Dinh Today (From the Influence of Beliefs in the Tutelary God of a Village in Vietnam). American Journal of Educational Research. 2018; 6(5):550-555. doi: 10.12691/education-6-5-29

Abstract

Traditional Vietnamese beliefs are an integral part of national traditional culture, nurtured and protected in Vietnamese villages. When Catholicism was introduced into the Bui Chu - Nam Dinh area, there were changes in the religious life of the Catholic Bui Chu in accordance with traditional Vietnamese beliefs, including the belief in the tutelary god of a village. Every year, Bui Chu diocese celebrates two important ceremonies, one of which is the Feast of St. Dominic. This ceremony clearly demonstrates the influence of beliefs of Vietnamese in the Tutelary gods on the life of the Catholics in Bui Chu. The article is based on a number of studies on Vietnamese traditional beliefs in Bui Chu - Nam Dịnh diocese such as “Hai Hau Geography Book” of Hai Hau District People's Committee, Nam Dinh Province, "the History of the Parties in Xuan Truong district, 1930-2000" by the Executive Committee of Xuan Truong district, "Nam Dinh Geography Book" by the provincial Party Committee, the People's Committee of Nam Dinh province, "History of Bui Chu diocese” of Tran Duc Huynh", "Vietnamese history considered by the King". In this paper, the writer will focus on two periods Before and After Vatican II to portray the profound changes in the religious life of Catholics Bui Chu due to the influence of the belief in the village tutelary, expressing a gratitude to those who had the merit of establishing and setting up villages and participate in festivals which boosts the cohesion of the community more tightly.

Keywords:
vietnamese traditional beliefs beliefs of the village tutelary Dominican fraternity Bui Chu-Nam Dinh Vatican. II

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