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Christian mission : how Christianity became a world religion

Author: Dana Lee Robert; Wiley InterScience (Online service)
Publisher: Chichester, U.K. ; Malden, MA : Wiley-Blackwell, 2009.
Series: Blackwell brief histories of religion.
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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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Robert, Dana Lee.
Christian mission.
Chichester, U.K. ; Malden, MA : Wiley-Blackwell, 2009
(DLC) 2008047762
(OCoLC)246886712
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Dana Lee Robert; Wiley InterScience (Online service)
ISBN: 9781444308808 1444308807 9781444308815 1444308815 1282116533 9781282116535 9781444358643 1444358642
OCLC Number: 352836080
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (xi, 214 pages) : illustrations, maps.
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: Part I. the Making of a World Religion: Christian Mission through the Ages: --
1. From Christ to Christendom --
From Jerusalem into "all the world" --
The creation of Catholic Europe, 400-14--
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2. Vernaculars and volunteers, 1450- : --
Bible translation and the roots of modern missions --
The revitalization of Catholic missions --
The beginnings of Protestant missions --
Voluntarism and mission --
Protestant missionary activities in the nineteenth century --
3. Global networking for the nations, 1910- : --
The growth of global networks --
International awakenings --
Awakening internationalism --
Postcolonial rejection of Christian mission --
Africans, Asians, and Latin Americans in mission --
Part II. Themes in Mission History: --
4. The politics of missions: empire, human rights, and land: --
Critiques of missions --
Missionaries and human rights --
Missionaries and the land --
5. Women in world mission: purity, motherhood, and women's well-being: --
Women as missionaries --
Purity and gender neutrality --
The mission of mothernood --
Women's well-being and social change --
6. Conversion and Christian community: the missionary from St. Patrick to Bernard Mizeki: --
Who was St. Patrick? --
Bernard Mizeki, "apostle to the Shona" --
Missionaries and the formation of communal Christian identities --
7. Postscript: Multicultural missions in global context.
Series Title: Blackwell brief histories of religion.
Responsibility: Dana L. Robert.

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