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Disciples of All Nations

Philip Jenkins

in The Next Christendom: The Coming of Global Christianity

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195146165
eISBN:
9780199834341
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195146166.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter addresses the myth of Western Christianity and outlines the true origins and development of Christianity, as opposed to those presented in the history books. Accounts are given of the ... More


Mission in the Early Church

GOODMAN MARTIN

in Mission and Conversion: Proselytizing in the Religious History of the Roman Empire

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198263876
eISBN:
9780191682674
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198263876.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Religion in the Ancient World, Judaism

This chapter explores the Christian mission in the early church. To some extent, some early Christian institutions mirrored those in contemporary Jewish society. The biggest agent of transformation ... More


Missionaries and Prophets

Philip Jenkins

in The Next Christendom: The Coming of Global Christianity

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195146165
eISBN:
9780199834341
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195146166.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter looks at the nature of the religious changes involved in successful Christian missions and the resulting expansion of Christianity in Asia and Africa: success that is impossible to ... More


Christian Missions and the Raj

Robert Eric Frykenberg

in Missions and Empire

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199253487
eISBN:
9780191698156
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199253487.003.0006
Subject:
History, World Modern History

This chapter examines the relations between Christian missions and the British Indian Empire or the British Raj. When missionaries gained access to East India their efforts brought counter-currents ... More


Introduction

Norman Etherington

in Missions and Empire

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199253487
eISBN:
9780191698156
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199253487.003.0001
Subject:
History, World Modern History

This introductory chapter explains the coverage of this book, which is about the relations between the Christian missions and the British Empire during the period from the 17th century to the 1960s. ... More


New Christians as Evangelists

Peggy Brock

in Missions and Empire

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199253487
eISBN:
9780191698156
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199253487.003.0007
Subject:
History, World Modern History

This chapter examines the role of non-European evangelists in Great Britain's Christian missions. It analyses the first-hand accounts of the missionary experiences of five evangelists. They are Tiyo ... More


Decolonization

David Maxwell

in Missions and Empire

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199253487
eISBN:
9780191698156
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199253487.003.0014
Subject:
History, World Modern History

This chapter examines the negative impact of decolonization on the works of Christian missionaries. By the mid-1950s, the global prospects for mission Christianity started to look bleak and gloomy. ... More


Vocation

John G. Stackhouse

in Making the Best of It: Following Christ in the Real World

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195173581
eISBN:
9780199851683
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195173581.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Theology

This chapter examines the concept of religious vocation. In Christian history, vocation has become bound up with the category of work in three different ways. The chapter explains these three ways. ... More


An Overview, 1700–1914

Andrew Porter

in Missions and Empire

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199253487
eISBN:
9780191698156
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199253487.003.0003
Subject:
History, World Modern History

This chapter provides an overview of the connection between the British Empire and Christian missions overseas during the period from 1700 to 1914. From the beginning of the eighteenth century ... More


Missions and Empire

Norman Etherington

in The Oxford History of the British Empire: Volume V: Historiography

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198205661
eISBN:
9780191676741
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198205661.003.0019
Subject:
History, World Modern History, British and Irish Modern History

The study of Christian missions has not developed as a recognized and coherent branch of British Imperial and Commonwealth history. In many places, the advent of British missionaries preceded ... More


Where the Missionary Frontier Ran Ahead of Empire

John Barker

in Missions and Empire

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199253487
eISBN:
9780191698156
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199253487.003.0005
Subject:
History, World Modern History

This chapter examines the areas where the Christian missionary movement ran ahead of the colonization efforts of the British Empire. In the 1790s newly formed British mission societies began sending ... More


Creating the Salvation Army

Pamela J. Walker

in Pulling the Devil's Kingdom Down: The Salvation Army in Victorian Britain

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520225916
eISBN:
9780520925854
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520225916.003.0002
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

The Christian Mission was part of a broad evangelical missionary effort to reach the urban working class. Its theology drew on Methodism, American revivalism, and the holiness movement. William ... More


Saving Souls: Salvationists at Work

Pamela J. Walker

in Pulling the Devil's Kingdom Down: The Salvation Army in Victorian Britain

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520225916
eISBN:
9780520925854
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520225916.003.0004
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

Elijah Cadman and Adalaide Cox took paths that were, in many respects, similar. Like all Salvationists, they adopted a special form of dress and relinquished tobacco, drink, and many of the leisure ... More


Language

Paul Landau

in Missions and Empire

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199253487
eISBN:
9780191698156
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199253487.003.0010
Subject:
History, World Modern History

This chapter examines the effects of the evangelical concern for Christian missions for language, translation, and literacy. It analyses the Yorubaland in Nigeria and Kikuyuland in Kenya to ... More


 Language Wars and Other Wars

Arieh Bruce Saposnik

in Becoming Hebrew: The Creation of a Jewish National Culture in Ottoman Palestine

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195331219
eISBN:
9780199868100
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195331219.003.0011
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter examines the “language war”—the effort to establish Hebrew as the language of instruction in Haifa's Technion and its high school—as a defining struggle for the Yishuv's national ... More


Revival: Missionary Reform in Alice Hobart’s Yang and Yin and Missionary Rebuke in Claude McKay’s Banana Bottom

Albert H. Tricomi

in Missionary Positions: Evangelicalism and Empire in American Fiction

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813035451
eISBN:
9780813039640
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813035451.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter studies two notable missionary novels, Alice Tisdale Hobart's 1936 Yang and Yin and Claude McKay's Banana Bottom. The first novel is considered to be the best fictional account of an ... More


Missionaries

Patricia Lim

in Forgotten Souls: A Social History of the Hong Kong Cemetery

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789622099906
eISBN:
9789882207714
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789622099906.003.0011
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This chapter discusses three groups of missionaries who were part of the missionary fervour that led men to bring their families to China. These groups were the English Nonconformist Union Church ... More


Conflict, Conquest, and Conversion: Two Thousand Years of Christian Missions in the Middle East

Reeva Spector Simon and Eleanor Tejirian

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231138659
eISBN:
9780231511094
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231138659.001.0001
Subject:
History, Middle East History

This book 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 ... More


Humanitarians and White Settlers in the Nineteenth Century

Alan Lester

in Missions and Empire

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199253487
eISBN:
9780191698156
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199253487.003.0004
Subject:
History, World Modern History

This chapter discusses the beginning the conflict between the British Empire and the Christian missionary movement. Missionaries often saw themselves as an anomalous element of the British Empire ... More


The Diplomacy of Missionaries and Sheiks

Robert Dannin

in Black Pilgrimage to Islam

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195300246
eISBN:
9780199850433
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195300246.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Islam

The imported Ahmadiyya Movement in Islam, founded during the same period as the emergence of Noble Drew Ali’s Moorish Science Temple, was established by Mirza Ghulam Ahmad in 1888. Because Ahmad ... More


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