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Missions, Nationalism and the End of Empire

Missions, Nationalism and the End of Empire

  • Author: Stanley,Alaine M. Low
  • Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing
  • ISBN: 9780802821164
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 313
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Christian missions have often been seen as the religious arm of Western imperialism. What is rarely appreciated is the role they played in bringing about an end to the Western colonial empires after the Second World War. "Missions, Nationalism, and the End of Empire" explores this neglected subject. Respected authorities on the history of missions explore new territory in these chapters, examining from diverse angles the linkages between Christianity, nationalism, and the dissolution of the colonial empires in Asia and Africa. This work not only sheds light on the relation of religion and politics but also uncovers the sometimes paradoxical implications of the church's call to bring the gospel to all the world. Contributors: Daniel H. Bays Philip Boobbyer Judith M. Brown Richard Elphick Deborah Gaitskell Adrian Hastings Caroline Howell Ka-che Yip Ogbu U. Kalu Hartmut Lehmann Derek Peterson Andrew Porter Brian Stanley John Stuart

Ambiguities of Empire

Ambiguities of Empire

Essays in Honour of Andrew Porter

  • Author: Robert Holland,Sarah Stockwell
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1317990749
  • Category: History
  • Page: 240
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This book comprises essays offered by friends, colleagues, and former students in tribute to Andrew Porter, on the occasion of his retirement from the Rhodes Chair in Imperial History at the University of London. The contributors, including many distinguished historians, explore through a variety of case studies ‘ambiguities of empire’ and of imperial and quasi-imperial relationships, reflecting important themes in Professor Porter’s own writing. Whilst the range of articles reflects the breadth of Andrew Porter’s scholarly collaborations and interests, the chapters focus in particular on two aspects of imperial history which have been the subject of his particular attention: religion and empire and the end of empire. The book contains original pieces on the history of British imperialism currently the subject of considerable scholarly attention. The book will be invaluable to students and scholars of empire, religion and colonialism. This book was published as a special issue of the Journal of Imperial and Commonwealth History.

Beyond Christendom

Beyond Christendom

Globalization, African Migration, and the Transformation of the West

  • Author: Jehu Hanciles
  • Publisher: Orbis Books
  • ISBN: 1608331032
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 430
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Hanciles does yeoman work in part one synthesizing studies on the impact of globalization, revealing that its outcomes will likely not be determined by the Euro-American heartlands that sparked this movement. Instead, in parts two he shows that migration in general is having an enormous effect on shaping a new world order, and in part three, "Mobile Faith," he advances the case for the migration of Christians as carrying within it the seeds of renewal for the whole church and also the potential to reshape church-state and religion and culture relations globally.

The Equality of Believers

The Equality of Believers

Protestant Missionaries and the Racial Politics of South Africa

  • Author: Richard Elphick
  • Publisher: University of Virginia Press
  • ISBN: 0813932793
  • Category: History
  • Page: 448
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From the beginning of the nineteenth century through to 1960, Protestant missionaries were the most important intermediaries between South Africa’s ruling white minority and its black majority. The Equality of Believers reconfigures the narrative of race in South Africa by exploring the pivotal role played by these missionaries and their teachings in shaping that nation’s history. The missionaries articulated a universalist and egalitarian ideology derived from New Testament teachings that rebuked the racial hierarchies endemic to South African society. Yet white settlers, the churches closely tied to them, and even many missionaries evaded or subverted these ideas. In the early years of settlement, the white minority justified its supremacy by equating Christianity with white racial identity. Later, they adopted segregated churches for blacks and whites, followed by segregationist laws blocking blacks’ access to prosperity and citizenship—and, eventually, by the ambitious plan of social engineering that was apartheid. Providing historical context reaching back to 1652, Elphick concentrates on the era of industrialization, segregation, and the beginnings of apartheid in the first half of the twentieth century. The most ambitious work yet from this renowned historian, Elphick’s book reveals the deep religious roots of racial ideas and initiatives that have so profoundly shaped the history of South Africa.

The Oxford Handbook of Modern African History

The Oxford Handbook of Modern African History

  • Author: John Parker,Richard Reid
  • Publisher: OUP Oxford
  • ISBN: 0191667552
  • Category: History
  • Page: 560
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The Oxford Handbook of Modern African History represents an invaluable tool for historians and others in the field of African studies. This collection of essays, produced by some of the finest scholars currently working in the field, provides the latest insights into, and interpretations of, the history of Africa - a continent with a rich and complex past. An understanding of this past is essential to gain perspective on Africa's current challenges, and this accessible and comprehensive volume will allow readers to explore various aspects - political, economic, social, and cultural - of the continent's history over the last two hundred years. Since African history first emerged as a serious academic endeavour in the 1950s and 1960s, it has undergone numerous shifts in terms of emphasis and approach, changes brought about by political and economic exigencies and by ideological debates. This multi-faceted Handbook is essential reading for anyone with an interest in those debates, and in Africa and its peoples. While the focus is determinedly historical, anthropology, geography, literary criticism, political science and sociology are all employed in this ground-breaking study of Africa's past.

Proselytization Revisited

Proselytization Revisited

Rights Talk, Free Markets and Culture Wars

  • Author: Rosalind I. J. Hackett
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1317491084
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 320
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The act of converting people to certain beliefs or values is highly controversial in today's postcolonial, multicultural world. Proselytization has been viewed by some as an aggressive act of political domination. 'Proselytization Revisited' offers a comprehensive overview of the many arguments for and against proselytization in different regions and contexts. Proselytization is examined in the context of rights talk, globalisation and culture wars. The volume brings together essays demonstrating the global significance of proselytization, ranging from Christians in India to Turkish Islamic Movements and the Wiccan use of modern media technologies. The cross-cultural and multidisciplinary nature of this collection of essays provides a fresh perspective and the book will be of value to readers interested in the dynamic interaction of beliefs, ideas and cultures.

British Missionaries and the End of Empire

British Missionaries and the End of Empire

East, Central, and Southern Africa, 1939-64

  • Author: John Stuart
  • Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Company
  • ISBN: 9780802866332
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 240
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There are many histories of overseas mission and many histories of the last days of Great Britain s empire in Africa, but there has been no book-length study on the relationship between them until now. In British Missionaries and the End of Empire, historian John Stuart thoroughly and critically examines British Protestant missionary experiences during the tumultuous years between 1939 and 1964 in east, central, and southern Africa. Focusing on Botswana, Zambia, Malawi, and Kenya (with an eye for South African influence on mission affairs), Stuart portrays the uneven and evolving relationship between Protestant missionaries, the British empire, and African nationalists. He shows how missionaries sometimes supported empire, sometimes drew comfort from it, sometimes criticized it, yet finally learned to live with its formal demise, continuing their work in the newly formed African independent states even after the end of empire.

FDR and the End of Empire

FDR and the End of Empire

The Origins of American Power in the Middle East

  • Author: C. O'Sullivan
  • Publisher: Springer
  • ISBN: 1137025255
  • Category: History
  • Page: 208
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Based upon extensive archival research in Great Britain, the United States, and the Middle East, including sources never previously utilized such as declassified intelligence records, postwar planning documents, and the personal papers of key officials, this is painstakingly researched account of the origins of American involvement in the Middle East during the Presidency of Franklin D. Roosevelt. It explores the effort to challenge British and French power, and the building of new relationships with Iraq, Iran, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, and the Levant states. It also reveals new and controversial discoveries about Roosevelt's views on Palestine, his relations with Middle East leaders, and his often bitter conflicts with Churchill and de Gaulle over European imperialism. Modern-day parallels make this story compelling for followers of current events, World War II, Franklin Roosevelt, the Middle East, or British imperialism.

A History of Sub-Saharan Africa

A History of Sub-Saharan Africa

  • Author: Robert O. Collins,James. M Burns
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN: 1107037808
  • Category: History
  • Page: 416
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The second edition of A History of Sub-Saharan Africa continues to provide an accessible introduction to the continent's history for students and general readers. The authors employ a thematic approach to their subject, focusing on how the environment has shaped the societies and cultures of the African peoples. The text demonstrates how the geography, climate, and geology of Africa influenced the rise of states and empires, the emergence of the trans-Atlantic slave trade, the European conquest, and the creation of independent African nations. Yet the book maintains a focus on the peoples whose creative energies built unique communities and traditions within the challenging context of the Africa landmass. In the process of reconstructing this continent's rich history, the authors analyze the contentious scholarly debates that have emerged out of this field. The book is illustrated with photographs, maps, and sidebars that feature the salient points on either side of the debates.

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
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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.

Christianity in Africa and the African diaspora

Christianity in Africa and the African diaspora

the appropriation of a scattered heritage

  • Author: Afe Adogame,Roswith I. H. Gerloff,Klaus Hock
  • Publisher: Continuum Intl Pub Group
  • ISBN: 9781847063175
  • Category: History
  • Page: 354
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The rapid development of African Christianity and its offshoots in the Diaspora is rooted in colonial history and resistance to oppression, exploitation and slavery. Through a range of contributions from diverse regions and traditions, Christianity in Africa and the African Diaspora offers new resources for the interpretation and analysis of African Christian movements. It draws attention to a number of key issues, including the translatability of the Christian faith, the process of contextualization in various cultures, the place and role of indigenous agencies, the global impact of contemporary African Christian expressions, its influence on ecumenical relations and inter-religious encounters, and its way of shaping new religious identities and landscapes in response to power relations and artificial boundaries.

Theologische Literaturzeitung

Theologische Literaturzeitung

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Theology
  • Page: N.A
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The SAGE Handbook of Nations and Nationalism

The SAGE Handbook of Nations and Nationalism

  • Author: Gerard Delanty,Krishan Kumar
  • Publisher: SAGE
  • ISBN: 1446206440
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 592
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'With its list of distinguished contributors and its wide range of topics, the handbook is surely destined to become an invaluable resource for all serious students of nationalism' - Michael Billig, Professor of Social Sciences at Loughborough University and author of 'Banal Nationalism' (SAGE 1995) 'The persistence - some would say: revival - of nationalism across the recent history of modernity, in particular the past two decades, has taken many scholars in the social sciences by surprise. In response, interest in the analysis of nationalism has increased and given rise to a great variety of new angles under which to study the phenomenon. What was missing in the cacophony of voices addressing nationalism was a volume that brought them together and confronted them with each other. This handbook does just that. It deserves particular praise for the wide range of approaches and topic included and for the systematic attempt at studying nationalism as a phenomenon of our time, not a remnant from the past' - Peter Wagner, Professor of Social and Political Theory, European University Institute; and Professor of Sociology, University of Warwick 'For students concerned with the contemporary study of nationalism this will be an invaluable publication. The three-fold division into approaches, themes and cases is a very solid and sensible one. The editors have commissioned essays from leading scholars in the field [and]this handbook provides the best single-volume overview of contemporary nationalism' - John Breuilly, Professor of Nationalism and Ethnicity, London School of Economics Nationalism has long excited debate in political, social and cultural theory and remains a key field of enquiry among historians, anthropologists, sociologists as well as political scientists. It is also one of the critical media issues of our time. There are, however, surprisingly few volumes that bring together the best of this intellectual diversity into one collection. This Handbook gives readers a critical survey of the latest theories and debates and provides a glimpse of the issues that will shape their future. Its three sections guide the reader through the theoretical approaches to this field of study, its major themes - from modernity to memory, migration and genocide - and the diversity of nationalisms found around the globe. The overall aim of this Handbook is to relate theories and debates within and across a range of disciplines, illuminate themes and issues of central importance in both historical and contemporary contexts, and show how nationalism has impacted upon and interacted with other political and social forms and forces. This book provides a much-needed resource for scholars in international relations, political science, social theory and sociology.

Islamist Thinkers in the Late Ottoman Empire and Early Turkish Republic

Islamist Thinkers in the Late Ottoman Empire and Early Turkish Republic

  • Author: Ahmet Şeyhun
  • Publisher: BRILL
  • ISBN: 9004282408
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 212
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Islamist Thinkers in the Late Ottoman Empire and Early Turkish Republic offers a comprehensive overview of the lives and ideas of thirteen influential Islamist thinkers. It makes available in English important primary sources to scholars and students with no access to these materials in their original languages.

Pedagogy for Religion

Pedagogy for Religion

Missionary Education and the Fashioning of Hindus and Muslims in Bengal

  • Author: Parna Sengupta
  • Publisher: Univ of California Press
  • ISBN: 0520268296
  • Category: History
  • Page: 211
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Argues that the schools of the (mostly) Protestant missionaries in Bengal did not secularize Bengali society.

Emergencies and Disorder in the European Empires After 1945

Emergencies and Disorder in the European Empires After 1945

  • Author: R. F Holland
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1136297251
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 251
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Bringing together for the first time leading historians of European decolonization, this book is a landmark in the comparative analysis of the fall of the European empires, viewed both as a problematic of European policy-making and as a formative experience in the development of new states.

The New Zealand Journal of History

The New Zealand Journal of History

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: History
  • Page: N.A
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Die Verdammten dieser Erde

Die Verdammten dieser Erde

  • Author: Frantz Fanon,Jean-Paul Sartre
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9783518371688
  • Category: Afrika - Entkolonialisierung
  • Page: 266
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The Wahhabi Mission and Saudi Arabia

The Wahhabi Mission and Saudi Arabia

  • Author: David Commins
  • Publisher: I.B.Tauris
  • ISBN: 0857731351
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 288
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The history of the Wahhabis' close, loyal alliance with the ancestors of the present Saudi royal family has been recounted in fascinating, and persuasive detail by David Commins. His conclusion is no less startling as it is important, that Wahhabi hegemony over regional religious culture is in jeopardy; its credibility debased, possibly no longer able to buttress the Saudi dynasty's legitimacy. Whatever their future, the story of the Wahhabis has been told with authority and clarity by Commins in this absorbing book. - David Waines, Professor of Islamic Studies, Lancaster University ‘David Commins’ careful, comprehensive and erudite account of Wahhabism in Saudi Arabia could not have come at a more opportune time. After so many tendentious and uninformed treatments of the subject in recent years, it is a pleasure to read a real historian’s account, based upon original Arabic sources. Everyone involved in the public debate about Saudi Arabia’s role in the Muslim world should read this book.’ —F. GREGORY GAUSE, UNIVERSITY OF VERMONT ‘David Commins’ work makes major contributions toward understanding the historical development of Wahhabism, particularly in the 19th century. His analysis of 19th century Wahhabi thought demonstrates the interplay between religion and politics during this critical time, setting the stage for the 20th century founding of the contemporary Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.’ —NATANA J. DELONG-BAS, GEORGETOWN UNIVERSITY, AUTHOR OF WAHHABI ISLAM: FROM REVIVAL AND REFORM TO GLOBAL JIHAD (I.B.TAURIS)

The Origins of American Religious Nationalism

The Origins of American Religious Nationalism

  • Author: Sam Haselby
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • ISBN: 0190266503
  • Category: History
  • Page: 352
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Sam Haselby offers a new and persuasive account of the role of religion in the formation of American nationality, showing how a contest within Protestantism reshaped American political culture and led to the creation of an enduring religious nationalism. Following U.S. independence, the new republic faced vital challenges, including a vast and unique continental colonization project undertaken without, in the centuries-old European senses of the terms, either "a church" or "a state." Amid this crisis, two distinct Protestant movements arose: a popular and rambunctious frontier revivalism; and a nationalist, corporate missionary movement dominated by Northeastern elites. The former heralded the birth of popular American Protestantism, while the latter marked the advent of systematic Protestant missionary activity in the West. The explosive economic and territorial growth in the early American republic, and the complexity of its political life, gave both movements opportunities for innovation and influence. This book explores the competition between them in relation to major contemporary developments-political democratization, large-scale immigration and unruly migration, fears of political disintegration, the rise of American capitalism and American slavery, and the need to nationalize the frontier. Haselby traces these developments from before the American Revolution to the rise of Andrew Jackson. His approach illuminates important changes in American history, including the decline of religious distinctions and the rise of racial ones, how and why "Indian removal" happened when it did, and with Andrew Jackson, the appearance of the first full-blown expression of American religious nationalism.