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A History of Christian Missions

A History of Christian Missions

  • Author: Stephen Neill,Owen Chadwick
  • Publisher: Penguin (Non-Classics)
  • ISBN: 9780140137637
  • Category: History
  • Page: 528
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Professor Neill's excellent and authoriatative survey examines centuries of missionary activity, beginning with Christ and working through the Crusades and the colonization of Asia and Africa up to the present day.

Christian Missions and the Enlightenment

Christian Missions and the Enlightenment

  • Author: Brian Stanley
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1136865543
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 246
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Addresses the nature of the influence of the European Enlightenment on the beliefs and practice of the Protestant missionaries who went to Asia and Africa from the mid-eighteenth century onwards, particularly British missions and the formative role of the Scottish Enlightenment on their thinking.

Encountering the History of Missions

Encountering the History of Missions

From the Early Church to Today

  • Author: Robert L. Gallagher,John Mark Terry
  • Publisher: Baker Academic
  • ISBN: 9780801026966
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 432
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This new addition to a highly acclaimed series portrays the sweep of missions history, revealing how God has fulfilled his promise to bless all the nations. Two leading missionary scholars and experienced professors help readers understand how missions began, how missions developed, and where missions is going. The authors cover all of missions history and provide practical application of history's lessons. Maps, tables, box inserts, sidebars, and discussion questions add to the book's usefulness in the classroom.

A history of Christian missions in Zimbabwe, 1890-1939

A history of Christian missions in Zimbabwe, 1890-1939

  • Author: C. J. M. Zvobgo
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9780869226285
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 412
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Missions, Nationalism and the End of Empire

Missions, Nationalism and the End of Empire

  • Author: Stanley
  • Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing
  • ISBN: 9780802821164
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 313
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British and US historians explore linkages between Christian churches, and in particular their missionary bodies, and the dynamics of anti- colonial nationalism and decolonization in the non-Western world during the 20th century. The 13 papers were originally presented at a September 2000 conference

To All Nations From All Nations

To All Nations From All Nations

A History of the Christian Missionary Movement

  • Author: Justo L. González,Carlos F. Cardoza-Orlandi
  • Publisher: Abingdon Press
  • ISBN: 1426771371
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: N.A
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Sharing the Good News might be understood as the prime directive of the Church from its earliest times, but the Church soon discovered unforeseen obstacles and its own set of temptations, including its lust for power and domination. Although the gospel might be joyfully offered, it was not always received in the same spirit. And the Church was not always gracious with dissent and criticism. Even so, the Church continues to reach out to the least, the last, and the lost—attempting to bring them into the family of God. But for mission to be effective today, it must take advantage of indigenous resources and recognize its limitations as well as its gifts. This book broadly introduces prominent missionary practices and major historical figures using three perspectives. First, it takes into account the missionary activity proceeding from the margins rather than only discussing the center of theological and ecclesial activity. Second, it narrates the cross-cultural, cross-confessional, and cross-religious dynamics that characterize Christian missionary activity. And third, it emphasizes that much missionary activity is generated by national rather than international missionaries. The text concludes with a chapter on the postmodern and postcolonial world.

A History of Christian Missions in China

A History of Christian Missions in China

  • Author: Kenneth Scott Latourette
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9781593337865
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 948
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Starting with the religious background of China, Latourette probes why Christianity appealed to the Chinese and then launches into a detailed history of its development. He considers how Christianity began before and coped under the Mongol Dynasty and then the incursion of the Roman Catholic Missions. Briefly considering the Russian Orthodox interest in Chinese missions, he moves on to what is clearly his main concern in the Protestant influx in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Considering the main events of China's history in relation to the European powers of the day, he considers how Christianity fared into the early nineteenth century.

Biographical Dictionary of Christian Missions

Biographical Dictionary of Christian Missions

  • Author: Gerald H. Anderson
  • Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing
  • ISBN: 9780802846808
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 845
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"The book also features cross-references throughout, a bibliography accompanying each entry, an elaborate appendix listing biographies according to particular categories of interest, and a comprehensive index."--Book jacket.

A History of Christianity in Africa

A History of Christianity in Africa

From Antiquity to the Present

  • Author: Elizabeth Isichei
  • Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing
  • ISBN: 0802808433
  • Category: History
  • Page: 420
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Isichei's thorough study surveys the full breadth of Christianity in Africa, from the early story of Egyptian Christianity to the churches of the Middle Years (1500-1800) to the prolific success of missions throughout the 1900s. This important book fills a conspicuous void of scholarly works on Africa's Christian history. Includes 26 maps.

Christian Mission

Christian Mission

How Christianity Became a World Religion

  • Author: Dana L. Robert
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
  • ISBN: 9781444308815
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 232
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Exploring how Christianity became a world religion, this brief history examines Christian missions and their relationship to the current globalization of Christianity. A short and enlightening history of Christian missions: a phenomenon that many say reflects the single most important intercultural movement over a sustained period of human history Offers a thematic overview that takes into account the political, cultural, social, and theological issues Discusses the significance of missions to the globalization of Christianity, and broadens our understanding of Christianity as a multicultural world religion Helps Western audiences understand the meaning of mission as a historical process Contains several new maps that illustrate demographic shifts in world Christianity

The History of Missions

The History of Missions

Or, Of the Propagation of Christianity Among the Heathen, Since the Reformation

  • Author: William Brown (M.D.)
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Bible
  • Page: N.A
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The World Missionary Conference, Edinburgh 1910

The World Missionary Conference, Edinburgh 1910

  • Author: Brian Stanley
  • Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing
  • ISBN: 0802863604
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 352
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The World Missionary Conference in 1910 was a defining event in the history of world missions. Brian Stanley here presents his careful research revealing the compelling story of this turbulent, influential gathering in Edinburgh. This book is both an account of the conference itself and an examination of the Protestant missionary movement as it neared the apex of its size and influence. The World Missionary Conference, Edinburgh 1910 is an erudite and engaging summation of, in Stanley's own words, "the many-sided legacy of the Edinburgh conference, not simply for the history of the ecumenical movement but also for Christian missions and the wider field of Christian discourse on questions of race and culture." --from publisher description.

The Spiritual in the Secular

The Spiritual in the Secular

Missionaries and Knowledge about Africa

  • Author: Patrick Harries,David Maxwell
  • Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing
  • ISBN: 0802866344
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 341
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David Livingstone's visit to Cambridge in 1857 was seen as much as a scientific event as a religious one. But he was by no means alone among missionaries in integrating mission with science and other fields of research. Rather, many missionaries were remarkable, pioneering polymaths. This collection of essays explores the ways in which late-nineteenth- and twentieth-century missionaries to Africa contributed to various academic disciplines, such as linguistics, ethnography, social anthropology, zoology, medicine, and many more. This volume includes an introductory chapter by the editors and eleven chapters that analyze missionary research and its impact on knowledge about African contexts. Several themes emerge, including many missionaries' positive views of indigenous discourses and the complicated relationship between missionaries and professional anthropologists. Contributors: John Cinnamon Erika Eichholzer Natasha Erlank Deborah Gaitskell Patrick Harries Walima T. Kalusa John Manton David Maxwell John Stuart Dmitri van den Bersselaar Honor Vinck

Understanding Christian Mission

Understanding Christian Mission

Participation in Suffering and Glory

  • Author: Scott W. Sunquist
  • Publisher: Baker Academic
  • ISBN: 1441242147
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 464
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This comprehensive introduction helps students, pastors, and mission committees understand contemporary Christian mission historically, biblically, and theologically. Scott Sunquist, a respected scholar and teacher of world Christianity, recovers missiological thinking from the early church for the twenty-first century. He traces the mission of the church throughout history in order to address the global church and offers a constructive theology and practice for missionary work today. Sunquist views spirituality as the foundation for all mission involvement, for mission practice springs from spiritual formation. He highlights the Holy Spirit in the work of mission and emphasizes its trinitarian nature. Sunquist explores mission from a primarily theological--rather than sociological--perspective, showing that the whole of Christian theology depends on and feeds into mission. Throughout the book, he presents Christian mission as our participation in the suffering and glory of Jesus Christ for the redemption of the nations.

Translating the Message

Translating the Message

The Missionary Impact on Culture

  • Author: Lamin Sanneh
  • Publisher: Orbis Books
  • ISBN: 1608331482
  • Category: Religion
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History of Christianity

History of Christianity

  • Author: Paul Johnson
  • Publisher: Simon and Schuster
  • ISBN: 1451688512
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 576
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First published in 1976, Paul Johnson’s exceptional study of Christianity has been loved and widely hailed for its intensive research, writing, and magnitude—“a tour de force, one of the most ambitious surveys of the history of Christianity ever attempted and perhaps the most radical” (New York Review of Books). In a highly readable companion to books on faith and history, the scholar and author Johnson has illuminated the Christian world and its fascinating history in a way that no other has. Johnson takes off in the year 49 with his namesake the apostle Paul. Thus beginning an ambitious quest to paint the centuries since the founding of a little-known ‘Jesus Sect’, A History of Christianity explores to a great degree the evolution of the Western world. With an unbiased and overall optimistic tone, Johnson traces the fantastic scope of the consequent sects of Christianity and the people who followed them. Information drawn from extensive and varied sources from around the world makes this history as credible as it is reliable. Invaluable understanding of the framework of modern Christianity—and its trials and tribulations throughout history—has never before been contained in such a captivating work.

A History of Missions in India

A History of Missions in India

  • Author: Julius Richter
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Christianity
  • Page: 469
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Introducing Christian Mission Today

Introducing Christian Mission Today

Scripture, History and Issues

  • Author: Michael W. Goheen
  • Publisher: InterVarsity Press
  • ISBN: 0830895434
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 449
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2014 Best Texts of Missiology, from Byron Borger, Hearts and Minds Bookstore Mission--a driving force in the long Christian story--today is often cast as the embarrassing relative of tall-steeple religiosity. In our wider culture it's now tucked in the endnotes of book-club histories or forms the ghostlike ellipses in the six o'clock news. But in Introducing Christian Mission Today, Michael Goheen brings the vibrant history, motivation and challenges of Christian mission to the fore. Through the centuries Christian mission has always been recalibrating, retooling and reevangelizing. It has repeatedly taken surprising turns as it is carried along by the Spirit of God. Goheen's introduction to mission's biblical, theological and historical dimensions engages the present and anticipates the future. As he unfolds the major issues of the global and urban, the pluralistic and wholistic contexts of mission today, he lays the ground for engaging in God s great kingdom enterprise. This full-scale text incorporates the keen missional insights of Lesslie Newbigin, David Bosch and other formative thinkers. It will be a valued resource not only for those in crosscultural contexts but also for those engaged in reevangelizing the West.