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A history of Christianity in Asia, Africa, and Latin America, 1450-1990 : a documentary sourcebook

Author: Klaus Koschorke; Frieder Ludwig; Mariano Delgado; Roland Spliesgart
Publisher: Grand Rapids, Mich. : W.B. Eerdmans, ©2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Taking the three continents in turn, the documents trace chronologically the transfer of Christianity from the beginning of Western colonization through the end of the Cold War. Traditional forms of Christianity in Asia and Africa are not covered. The emphasis is on the voices of people working in the field--both missionaries and indigenous people--rather than those at the imperial centers.
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Genre/Form: Quelle
Church history
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Klaus Koschorke; Frieder Ludwig; Mariano Delgado; Roland Spliesgart
ISBN: 0802828892 9780802828897
OCLC Number: 137305732
Description: xxxiii, 426 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Christians in Asia before the arrival of the Portuguese --
Early Portuguese contacts --
The Organizations of colonial churches --
Francis Xavier in Asia (1542-1552) --
Intercultural contacts --
Forms of Local Christianity --
St. Thomas Christians and the Portuguese before 1599 --
Forms of Catholic presence --
Accommodation strategies and the rites controversy --
Colonial forms of Protestantism --
Indigenous forms of Christianity --
Tranquebar 1706 and its consequences --
The general situation in the early nineteenth century --
Southern Asia: a new beginning in Serampore (1800) --
Missions as a means of modernization --
Public response, non-Christian voices --
Northeast Asia: a forced opening --
Indigenous versions of Christianity --
Religious revival and political nationalism --
Attempts at indigenization in the Protestant churches --
Local ecumenical initiatives and Edinburgh 1910 --
Developments in Catholic Asia --
Independent church movements --
Developments in the 1920s and 1930s --
The Asian churches during World War II --
The churches and nation building in the 1950s --
Under Communist rule --
Developments in the 1960s --
Trends at the end of the 1980s --
Ancient African Christianity --
European expansion and the new discoveries --
Encounters --
African Catholicism in the Congo --
Ethiopia and Portugal --
Slave trade --
Catholic rulers --
Catholic experiments and failures --
Protests against the Slave trade --
Abolition of the slave trade and mission --
New missionary societies --
Livingstone and other "explorers" --
Mission initiatives and African rulers --
African Christian elite --
"Scramble for Africa" --
Concepts of Ecclesiastical independence --
Developments within the Roman Catholic Church --
Themes of the 1920s and 1930s --
National movements and Christianity --
"Wind of change" --
African churches and nation building --
African theology --
Church and apartheid in South Africa --
Conflicts and new beginnings --
The first encounters and the perspectives of victor and victim --
Legitimation and criticism of the conquest --
Establishment of colonial church structures --
Mission and missionaries --
Religious dialogue and ethnographic works --
Failed approaches to Indian Christianity --
Church and mission in colonial society --
Indian and Mestizo voices --
The reductions (settlements) of the Jesuits and their purpose --
Slavery --
Colonial Protestantism --
Heralds of Independence --
On the path of independence --
Rome and the new countries --
Popular religion and the state of the church and the missions --
Protestantism --
Catholicism becomes more Roman and European --
Confessional pluralization --
Faces of Latin American Catholicism --
The emergence of the social question --
The path to a new Latin American Christianity --
The Second Vatican Council and its reception --
The conflict on the theology of liberation --
Developments of Protestantism --
Awakening and multiplicity.
Responsibility: edited by Klaus Koschorke, Frieder Ludwig & Mariano Delgado ; in cooperation with Roland Spliesgart.
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Taking the three continents in turn, the documents trace chronologically the transfer of Christianity from the beginning of Western colonization through the end of the Cold War. Traditional forms of Christianity in Asia and Africa are not covered. The emphasis is on the voices of people working in the field--both missionaries and indigenous people--rather than those at the imperial centers.

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