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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.

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 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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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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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

Christian Missions and the Enlightenment

Christian Missions and the Enlightenment

  • Author: Brian Stanley
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1136865616
  • 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 Mission)

Encountering the History of Missions (Encountering Mission)

From the Early Church to Today

  • Author: John Mark Terry,Robert L. Gallagher
  • Publisher: Baker Academic
  • ISBN: 1493406221
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 416
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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.

The Great Commission

The Great Commission

Evangelicals and the History of World Missions

  • Author: Martin I. Klauber,Scott M. Manetsch,Erwin W. Lutzer
  • Publisher: B&H Publishing Group
  • ISBN: 9780805443004
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 228
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A unique book that focuses exclusively on the history of evangelical cross-cultural missions from the eighteenth century through today, The Great Commission will interest anyone who is passionate about the spreading of God’s Word.

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.

A History of Christianity in Indonesia

A History of Christianity in Indonesia

  • Author: Jan Sihar Aritonang,Karel Adriaan Steenbrink
  • Publisher: BRILL
  • ISBN: 900417026X
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 1
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Indonesia is the home of the largest single Muslim community of the world. Its Christian community, about 10% of the population, has until now received no overall description in English. Through cooperation of 26 Indonesian and European scholars, Protestants and Catholics, a broad and balanced picture is given of its 24 million Christians. This book sketches the growth of Christianity during the Portuguese period (1511-1605), it presents a fair account of developments under the Dutch colonial administration (1605-1942) and is more elaborate for the period of the Indonesian Republic (since 1945). It emphasizes the regional differences in this huge country, because most Christians live outside the main island of Java. Muslim-Christian relations, as well as the tensions between foreign missionaries and local theology, receive special attention.

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.

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

American Evangelicals in Egypt

American Evangelicals in Egypt

Missionary Encounters in an Age of Empire

  • Author: Heather J. Sharkey
  • Publisher: Princeton University Press
  • ISBN: 1400837251
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 336
  • View: 1259
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In 1854, American Presbyterian missionaries arrived in Egypt as part of a larger Anglo-American Protestant movement aiming for worldwide evangelization. Protected by British imperial power, and later by mounting American global influence, their enterprise flourished during the next century. American Evangelicals in Egypt follows the ongoing and often unexpected transformations initiated by missionary activities between the mid-nineteenth century and 1967--when the Six-Day Arab-Israeli War uprooted the Americans in Egypt. Heather Sharkey uses Arabic and English sources to shed light on the many facets of missionary encounters with Egyptians. These occurred through institutions, such as schools and hospitals, and through literacy programs and rural development projects that anticipated later efforts of NGOs. To Egyptian Muslims and Coptic Christians, missionaries presented new models for civic participation and for women's roles in collective worship and community life. At the same time, missionary efforts to convert Muslims and reform Copts stimulated new forms of Egyptian social activism and prompted nationalists to enact laws restricting missionary activities. Faced by Islamic strictures and customs regarding apostasy and conversion, and by expectations regarding the proper structure of Christian-Muslim relations, missionaries in Egypt set off debates about religious liberty that reverberate even today. Ultimately, the missionary experience in Egypt led to reconsiderations of mission policy and evangelism in ways that had long-term repercussions for the culture of American Protestantism.

Translating the Message

Translating the Message

The Missionary Impact on Culture

  • Author: Lamin Sanneh
  • Publisher: Orbis Books
  • ISBN: 1608331482
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: N.A
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Missionary Monks

Missionary Monks

An Introduction to the History and Theology of Missionary Monasticism

  • Author: Edward L. Smither
  • Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
  • ISBN: 1498224172
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 204
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Missionaries go into all the world and make disciples of all nations, while monks live cloistered in a monastery and focus their lives on prayer and studying Scripture--correct? Not exactly. When we study the history of Christian mission, especially from around 500 to 1500 CE, the key missionaries that we constantly encounter are monks. In fact, if we don't have monks in this period then we have very little in the way of Christian mission. Our aim in this book is to examine the phenomenon of missionary monks--those who pursued both a monastic and missionary calling. We will meet the monks and monastic orders, narrate their journeys in mission, and evaluate their approaches to and thoughts about mission.

Mission in the Early Church

Mission in the Early Church

Themes and Reflections

  • Author: Edward L. Smither
  • Publisher: James Clarke & Co
  • ISBN: 0227902955
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 188
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The aim of this book is to begin a discussion about early Christian mission that will impact how we think about and approach mission today. To facilitate this, each chapter includes a relevant passage of Scripture as well as reflections where connections between early church and contemporary church practice can be made. Each chapter closes with some questions for reflection—points that will facilitate dialogue with Scripture and early church practice as the present global church moves forward in mission.

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 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
  • View: 3991
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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.