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The Spread of Latin Christendom in Continental Europe

Alfred Haverkamp

in Medieval Germany 1056–1273

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198221722
eISBN:
9780191678486
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198221722.003.0003
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

The first section of this chapter describes the crusades against the heathen. Only a few decades after the First Crusade had led to the first climax of expansion in the Mediterranean area, a renewed ... More


ON THE HOME FRONT

Marion Elizabeth Rodgers

in Mencken: The American Iconoclast

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195072389
eISBN:
9780199787982
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195072389.003.0048
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

Although World War II did not affect Mencken personally, he was dismayed by the way shortages interfered with the routine of American life. He also became disillusioned with the practice of ... More


“The Conversion of Englishmen and the Conversion of the World Inseparable”: Missionary Imperialism and the Language of Class in Early Industrial Britain

Susan Thorne

in Tensions of Empire: Colonial Cultures in a Bourgeois World

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520205406
eISBN:
9780520918085
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520205406.003.0007
Subject:
Anthropology, European Cultural Anthropology

This chapter focuses on the evangelical and missionary association of the heathen classes at home with the heathen races that populated Britain's colonial empire at the turn of the nineteenth ... More


Finding a Language

Ronald Hutton

in The Triumph of the Moon: A History of Modern Pagan Witchcraft

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198207443
eISBN:
9780191677670
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198207443.003.0001
Subject:
History, History of Religion

This chapter traces the origins of different languages or ‘discourses’, in which paganism was instinctually characterized in British society between 1800 and 1940. One of these was to become that of ... More


Faithful Bodies: Performing Religion and Race in the Puritan Atlantic

Heather Miyano Kopelson

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9781479805006
eISBN:
9781479814268
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479805006.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

In the seventeenth-century English Atlantic, religious beliefs and practices played a central role in creating racial identity. English Protestantism provided a vocabulary and structure to describe ... More


The Last War 892–896

Alfred P. Smyth

in King Alfred the Great

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198229896
eISBN:
9780191678936
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198229896.003.0005
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History

This chapter discusses the The Last War of Alfred which sees a repetition of the earlier western Wessex campaign of 878, but the Chronicle reports that second episode as a diversion to keep Alfred ... More


Heathen, Hindoo, Hindu: American Representations of India, 1721-1893

Michael J. Altman

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
August 2017
ISBN:
9780190654924
eISBN:
9780190654955
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190654924.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

In the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, Americans did not write about Hinduism. They did write a lot about India, however. In their representations of India, American writers described ... More


Conclusion

John Marriott

in The Other Empire: Metropolis, India and Progress in the Colonial Imagination

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719060182
eISBN:
9781781700341
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719060182.003.0009
Subject:
History, Imperialism and Colonialism

This chapter provides a conclusion on the series of measures applied by British observers to accumulate knowledge about India. The internal coherence and integrity of evangelical narratives and the ... More


Migrants and Missionaries: “Foreign Missions” on the South Side of Chicago

Matthew J. Cressler

in Authentically Black and Truly Catholic: The Rise of Black Catholicism in the Great Migration

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781479841325
eISBN:
9781479815425
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479841325.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter introduces readers to the rise of Black Catholic Chicago in the midst of the Great Migrations of African Americans from the rural South to the urban North, both in terms of demographic ... More


Why Am I a Heathen? (1887)

Scott D. Seligman

in The First Chinese American: The Remarkable Life of Wong Chin Foo

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9789888139897
eISBN:
9789888180745
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888139897.003.0014
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

In the 1880s, there was a noteworthy change in Wong’s thinking about religion. In some of his early articles, he cautiously voiced his opinions without damning Christianity and its followers. ... More


Managing Masculinity: The Heathen, the Samurai, and the “Best Oriental”

Amy Sueyoshi

in Discriminating Sex: White Leisure and the Making of the American "Oriental"

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780252041785
eISBN:
9780252050268
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252041785.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

On the eve of the twentieth century, Chinese symbolized a degraded savage masculinity, and Japanese embodied feminine civility just as middle-class whites sought to forge ideal manhood as a balance ... More


Lessons in Practical Christianity

in Worries of the Heart: Widows, Family, and Community in Kenya

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226554198
eISBN:
9780226554228
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226554228.003.0005
Subject:
History, World Modern History

This chapter discusses lessons taught in practical Christianity. The missionaries' plan was for the converts to master the ethical and economic codes of practical Christianity and then move away from ... More


‘A most astonishing opening, furnished by the providence of God’: Imperialism and the Missionary Conscience

Michael R. Watts

in The Dissenters Volume III: The Crisis and Conscience of Nonconformity

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780198229698
eISBN:
9780191744754
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198229698.003.0031
Subject:
History, History of Religion, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter discusses the expansion of the British Empire in the second half of the nineteenth century and the growth of Nonconformist missions. Evangelical Nonconformists considered it their prime ... More


An Argument for Overseas Missionary Work

William Carey

in Early Evangelicalism: A Reader

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199916955
eISBN:
9780190258368
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199916955.003.0056
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This chapter presents excerpts from William Carey's An Enquiry into the Obligations of Christians, to Use Means for the Conversion of the Heathens (1792). Carey was born on August 17, 1761, at ... More


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