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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.

The Cambridge History of Christianity: Volume 4, Christianity in Western Europe, c.1100–c.1500

The Cambridge History of Christianity: Volume 4, Christianity in Western Europe, c.1100–c.1500

  • Author: Miri Rubin,Walter Simons
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN: 1316175693
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: N.A
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During the early middle ages, Europe developed complex and varied Christian cultures, and from about 1100 secular rulers, competing factions and inspired individuals continued to engender a diverse and ever-changing mix within Christian society. This volume explores the wide range of institutions, practices and experiences associated with the life of European Christians in the later middle ages. The clergy of this period initiated new approaches to the role of priests, bishops and popes, and developed an ambitious project to instruct the laity. For lay people, the practices of parish religion were central, but many sought additional ways to enrich their lives as Christians. Impulses towards reform and renewal periodically swept across Europe, led by charismatic preachers and supported by secular rulers. This book provides accessible accounts of these complex historical processes and entices the reader towards further enquiry.

Hearing Things

Hearing Things

Religion, Illusion, and the American Enlightenment

  • Author: Leigh Eric Schmidt
  • Publisher: Harvard University Press
  • ISBN: 9780674003033
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 318
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âeoeFaith cometh by hearingâe âe"so said Saint Paul, and devoted Christians from Augustine to Luther down to the present have placed particular emphasis on spiritual arts of listening. In quiet retreats for prayer, in the noisy exercises of Protestant revivalism, in the mystical pursuit of the voices of angels, Christians have listened for a divine call. But what happened when the ear tuned to Godâe(tm)s voice found itself under the inspection of Enlightenment critics? This book takes us into the ensuing debate about âeoehearing thingsâe âe"an intense, entertaining, even spectacular exchange over the auditory immediacy of popular Christian piety.The struggle was one of encyclopedic range, and Leigh Eric Schmidt conducts us through natural histories of the oracles, anatomies of the diseased ear, psychologies of the unsound mind, acoustic technologies (from speaking trumpets to talking machines), philosophical regimens for educating the senses, and rational recreations elaborated from natural magic, notably ventriloquism and speaking statues. Hearing Things enters this labyrinthâe"all the new disciplines and pleasures of the modern earâe"to explore the fate of Christian listening during the Enlightenment and its aftermath.In Schmidtâe(tm)s analysis the reimagining of hearing was instrumental in constituting religion itself as an object of study and suspicion. The mysticâe(tm)s ear was hardly lost, but it was now marked deeply with imposture and illusion.

Nigeria's Christian Revolution

Nigeria's Christian Revolution

The Civil War Revival and Its Pentecostal Progeny (1967-2006)

  • Author: Richard Burgess
  • Publisher: OCMS
  • ISBN: 9781870345637
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 347
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Nigeria has become the area of one of the most remarkable religious movements of recent times, reflecting the shift in the global center of Christianity from the North to the South. This book tells the story of one sector of this movement from its roots in the Nigerian civil war to the turn of the new millennium. It describes a revival that occurred among the Igbo people of Eastern Nigeria, and the new Pentecostal churches it generated, and documents the changes that have occurred as the movement has responded to global flows and local demands. As such, it explores the nature of revivalist and Pentecostal experience, but does so against the backdrop of local socio-political and economic developments, such as decolonization and civil war, as well broader processes, such as modernization and globalization.

How Christianity Changed the World

How Christianity Changed the World

  • Author: Alvin J. Schmidt
  • Publisher: Zondervan
  • ISBN: 0310862507
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 448
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Western civilization is becoming increasingly pluralistic,secularized, and biblically illiterate. Many people todayhave little sense of how their lives have benefited fromChristianity’s influence, often viewing the church withhostility or resentment.How Christianity Changed the World is a topicallyarranged Christian history for Christians and non-Christians. Grounded in solid research and written in apopular style, this book is both a helpful apologetic toolin talking with unbelievers and a source of evidence forwhy Christianity deserves credit for many of thehumane, social, scientific, and cultural advances in theWestern world in the last two thousand years.Photographs, timelines, and charts enhance eachchapter.This edition features questions for reflection anddiscussion for each chapter.

Religion Versus Empire?

Religion Versus Empire?

British Protestant Missionaries and Overseas Expansion, 1700-1914

  • Author: Andrew Porter
  • Publisher: Manchester University Press
  • ISBN: 9780719028236
  • Category: History
  • Page: 373
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This is the only book that addresses the relations between religion, Protestant missions, and empire building, linking together all three fields of study by taking as its starting point the early eighteenth century Anglican initiatives in colonial North America and the Caribbean. It considers how the early societies of the 1790s built on this inheritance, and extended their own interests to the Pacific, India, the Far East, and Africa. Fluctuations in the vigor and commitment of the missions, changing missionary theologies, and the emergence of alternative missionary strategies, are all examined for their impact on imperial expansion. Other themes include the international character of the missionary movement, Christianity's encounter with Islam, and major figures such as David Livingstone, the state and politics, and humanitarianism, all of which are viewed in a fresh light.

Theosis, Sino-Christian Theology and the Second Chinese Enlightenment

Theosis, Sino-Christian Theology and the Second Chinese Enlightenment

Heaven and Humanity in Unity

  • Author: A. Chow
  • Publisher: Springer
  • ISBN: 1137312629
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 226
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For a millennium and a half in China, Christianity has been perceived as a foreign religion for a foreign people. This volume investigates various historical attempts to articulate a Chinese Christianity, comparing the roles that Western and Latin forms of Christian theology have played with the potential role of Eastern Orthodox theology.

Foolishness to the Greeks

Foolishness to the Greeks

The Gospel and Western Culture

  • Author: Lesslie Newbigin
  • Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing
  • ISBN: 1467419087
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 160
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How can biblical authority be a reality for those shaped by the modern world? This book treats the First World as a mission field, offering a unique perspective on the relationship between the gospel and current society by presenting an outsider's view of contemporary Western culture.

Conflict, Conquest, and Conversion

Conflict, Conquest, and Conversion

Two Thousand Years of Christian Missions in the Middle East

  • Author: Eleanor H. Tejirian,Reeva Spector Simon
  • Publisher: Columbia University Press
  • ISBN: 0231511094
  • Category: History
  • Page: 320
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Conflict, Conquest, and Conversion surveys two thousand years of the Christian missionary enterprise in the Middle East within the context of the region's political evolution. Its broad, rich narrative follows Christian missions as they interacted with imperial powers and as the momentum of religious change shifted from Christianity to Islam and back, adding new dimensions to the history of the region and the nature of the relationship between the Middle East and the West. Historians and political scientists increasingly recognize the importance of integrating religion into political analysis, and this volume, using long-neglected sources, uniquely advances this effort. It surveys Christian missions from the earliest days of Christianity to the present, paying particular attention to the role of Christian missions, both Protestant and Catholic, in shaping the political and economic imperialism of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Eleanor H. Tejirian and Reeva Spector Simon delineate the ongoing tensions between conversion and the focus on witness and "good works" within the missionary movement, which contributed to the development and spread of nongovernmental organizations. Through its conscientious, systematic study, this volume offers an unparalleled encounter with the social, political, and economic consequences of such trends.

Let the Nations Be Glad!

Let the Nations Be Glad!

The Supremacy of God in Missions

  • Author: John Piper
  • Publisher: Baker Academic
  • ISBN: 9781441207647
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 288
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This new edition of a bestselling textbook (over 185,000 copies sold) draws on key biblical texts to demonstrate that worship is the ultimate goal of the church and that proper worship fuels missionary outreach. John Piper offers a biblical defense of God's supremacy in all things, providing readers with a sound theological foundation for missions. He examines whether Jesus is the only way to salvation and issues a passionate plea for God-centeredness in the missionary enterprise, seeking to define the scope of the task and the means for reaching "all nations." The third edition has been revised and expanded throughout and includes new material on the prosperity gospel. The book is essential reading for those involved in or preparing for missions work. It also offers enlightenment for college and seminary students, pastors, youth workers, campus ministers, and all who want to connect their labors to God's global purposes.

Robinson Crusoe Tries Again

Robinson Crusoe Tries Again

Missiology and European Constructions of "self" and "other" in a Global World 1789-2010 : Selected Essays

  • Author: Werner Ustorf,Roland Löffler
  • Publisher: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht
  • ISBN: 3525604440
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 271
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Due to the critical thinking of the Enlightment and to political changes, Christianity in Europe has lost its central position in society. Werner Ustorf, for nearly thrirty years one of the leading missiologists world-wide, not only analyses the interaction of mission and individual, the construction of Self and Other in the context of mission. He also proves the analytic strength of theology in order to conceptualise the future of the Christian experience in Europe. Ustorf shows that apart from the primal dimension of faith even in a traditional way, the validity of non-religious interpretation, and critical trust in transcendence will be the core-elements of the new interculturation of Christianity in Europe.

Global Theology in Evangelical Perspective

Global Theology in Evangelical Perspective

Exploring the Contextual Nature of Theology and Mission

  • Author: Jeffrey P. Greenman,Gene L. Green
  • Publisher: InterVarsity Press
  • ISBN: 0830869700
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: N.A
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Jeffrey P. Greenman and Gene L. Green edit this collection of essays from the proceedings of the 2011 Wheaton Theology Conference. The essays explore the past, present and future shape of biblical interpretation and theological engagement in the Majority World. Leading scholars from around the world interact with the key theological issues being discussed in their regions. In addition, some theological voices from minority communities in North America address issues particular to their context and which often overlap with those central in Majority World theology. Contributors include Vince Bacote, Samuel Escobar, Ken Gnanakan, James Kombo, Mark Labberton, Terry LeBlanc, Juan Martínez, Ruth Padilla DeBorst, Lamin Sanneh, Andrew Walls, K. K. Yeo and Amos Yong.

Cambridge History of Christianity: Volume 1, Origins to Constantine

Cambridge History of Christianity: Volume 1, Origins to Constantine

  • Author: Margaret M. Mitchell,Frances M. Young,K. Scott Bowie
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN: 9780521812399
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Re-Imaging Modernity

Re-Imaging Modernity

A Contextualized Theological Study of Power and Humanity witin Akamba Christianity in Kenya

  • Author: Gregg A. Okesson
  • Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
  • ISBN: 1621899292
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 274
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This is a book about Christianity in one particular region in Kenya. It walks into churches, listens to sermons, dances to music, and interviews the people sitting in the pews, all with the aim of understanding how spiritual power enables these churches to function as agents within their contemporary society. Ecclesiastical communities in Africa draw upon divine power in order to engage in modernity-related topics. Humans are not unresponsive to global flows of meaning; they are integrative agents who fashion their world by living in it. The kind of modernity arising from these churches does not blindly follow Western forms, but flows from its own internal logic in which spiritual power occupies central hermeneutical function. Theological resources contribute to the formation of sociological expressions. Divine power pertains directly to human constructs, which then allows the churches to actively "image" God for the development of unique forms of modernity arising on the continent.

The Cambridge History of Christianity: Volume 7, Enlightenment, Reawakening and Revolution 1660-1815

The Cambridge History of Christianity: Volume 7, Enlightenment, Reawakening and Revolution 1660-1815

  • Author: Stewart J. Brown,Timothy Tackett
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN: 9780521816052
  • Category: History
  • Page: 678
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Explores the impact of the Enlightenment, the religious re-awakenings and revolution on the Christian church.

Comprehending Mission

Comprehending Mission

The Questions, Methods, Themes, Problems, and Prospects of Missiology

  • Author: Stanley H. Skreslet
  • Publisher: Orbis Books
  • ISBN: 1570759596
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 240
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"This comprehensive book offers a concise overview of the development of missiology over the last century, an introduction to its characteristic methodologies, and insight into the kinds of questions missiologists typically bring to the study of their subject."--From back cover

Encyclopedia of Protestantism

Encyclopedia of Protestantism

4-volume set

  • Author: Hans J. Hillerbrand
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1135960275
  • Category: Reference
  • Page: 594
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For more information including sample entries, full contents listing, and more, visit the Encyclopedia of Protestantism web site. Routledge is proud to announce the publication of a new major reference work from world-renowned scholar Hans J. Hillerbrand. The Encyclopedia of Protestantism is the definitive reference to the history and beliefs that continue to exert a profound influence on Western thought. Featuring entries written by an international team of specialists and scholars, the encyclopedia traces the course of Protestantism from its beginnings prior to 1517, when Martin Luther nailed his 95 Theses to the door of Wittenberg Cathedral, to the vital and diverse international scene of the present day.

The Republic of Arabic Letters

The Republic of Arabic Letters

Islam and the European Enlightenment

  • Author: Alexander Bevilacqua
  • Publisher: Harvard University Press
  • ISBN: 0674985672
  • Category: History
  • Page: 360
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Alexander Bevilacqua shows that the Enlightenment effort to learn about Islam and its religious and intellectual traditions issued not from a secular agenda but from the scholarly commitments of a pioneering group of Catholic and Protestant Christians who cast aside inherited views and bequeathed a new understanding of Islam to the modern West.

The Imperial Horizons of British Protestant Missions, 1880-1914

The Imperial Horizons of British Protestant Missions, 1880-1914

  • Author: Andrew N. Porter
  • Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing
  • ISBN: 9780802860873
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 250
  • View: 5868
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This volume brings together studies of changing attitudes and practices in Protestant missions during the hectic decades of European imperial and territorial expansion between 1880 and 1914. Written by acknowledged experts, The Imperial Horizons of British Protestant Missions includes chapters on the imperial and ecclesiastical ambitions of the high-church Society for the Propagation of the Gospel; the role of empire as an arena for working out Christian understandings of atonement; the international politics of the missionary movement; conflicting understandings of race, missionary strategies, and the transfer of Western scientific knowledge; Indian nationalist responses to Christian teaching; and changing interpretations of Western missionary methods in China and of female missionary roles in South Africa.

The Islamic Enlightenment: The Struggle Between Faith and Reason, 1798 to Modern Times

The Islamic Enlightenment: The Struggle Between Faith and Reason, 1798 to Modern Times

  • Author: Christopher de Bellaigue
  • Publisher: Liveright Publishing
  • ISBN: 1631493337
  • Category: History
  • Page: 560
  • View: 8425
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“The finest Orientalist of his generation” (Wall Street Journal) rewrites everything we thought we knew about the modern history of the Islamic world. In this “stylishly written, surprisingly moving chronicle” (Harper’s), Christopher de Bellaigue presents an absorbing account of the political and social reformations that transformed the lands of Islam in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. “The best sort of book for our disordered days” (Pankaj Mishra), The Islamic Enlightenment “is at once new, fascinating and extraordinarily important” (Wall Street Journal) as it challenges ossified perceptions in Western culture that self- righteously condemn the Muslim world as hopelessly benighted. This false perception belies the fact that Islamic civilization has long been undergoing its own anguished transformation, and that the violence of an infinitesimally small minority is the blowback from this process. In reclaiming the stories of the “fascinating . . . individuals who would grapple with reform and modernization” (New York Times Book Review), de Bellaigue’s “eye-opening, well-written, and very timely” (Yuval Harrari) history shows the folly of Westerners demanding modernity from people whose lives are already drenched in it.