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 Ethnicity, Civil Society, and the Church: The Politics of Evangelical Christianity in Northeast India

Fernandes Sujatha

in Evangelical Christianity and Democracy in Asia

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780195308242
eISBN:
9780199867301
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195308242.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter examines the contemporary relationship between politics and evangelical activity. Focusing on the northeast Indian state of Manipur, it makes comparisons with Mizoram, Nagaland, and ... More


 Economic Reforms and Investment Under Japan

Young‐Iob Chung

in Korea under Siege, 1876-1945: Capital Formation and Economic Transformation

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2006
ISBN:
9780195178302
eISBN:
9780199783557
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195178300.003.0004
Subject:
Economics and Finance, South and East Asia

This chapter examines the economic reforms for capital formation and economic transformation, as well as the estimation of aggregate investment in Korea under Japanese rule between 1905 and 1945. The ... More


Sacral Paris

Lisa M. Bitel

in Landscape with Two Saints: How Genovefa of Paris and Brigit of Kildare Built Christianity in Barbarian Europe

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195336528
eISBN:
9780199868599
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195336528.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Church History, Early Christian Studies

This chapter explains how landscape and its history influenced the location of pagan and Christian religious places in late antique Paris (4th through 5th centuries). Considerations of ethnicity, ... More


Education and Medicine

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/9780199253487.003.0013
Subject:
History, World Modern History

This chapter examines the role of European Christian missionaries in the fields of education and medicine. The missionaries were the first to provide free schooling to people who had yet to grasp the ... More


Anthropology

Patrick Harries

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/9780199253487.003.0012
Subject:
History, World Modern History

This chapter explores the emergence and decline of missionary contributions to anthropology. It states the Christian missionary contributed some of the earliest works in anthropology. Some of the ... More


Why the Thai Are Not Christians: Buddhist and Christian Conversion in Thailand

Robert W. Hefner

in Conversion to Christianity: Historical and Anthropological Perspectives on a Great Transformation

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520078352
eISBN:
9780520912564
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520078352.003.0009
Subject:
Anthropology, Anthropology, Religion

This chapter tries to answer the question: “Why have Thai not converted to Christianity?” It confines to the confrontation between Christianity and Buddhism in Thailand and to the ways in which these ... More


Christian Missions and Islam in the 1950s

Todd M. Thompson

in Norman Anderson and the Christian Mission to Modernize Islam

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
February 2019
ISBN:
9780190697624
eISBN:
9780190943073
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190697624.003.0012
Subject:
History, History of Religion

This chapter analyses Norman Anderson’s contribution to the reassessment and revision of the evangelical missionary engagement with Islam in the 1950s. It focuses on his participation in multiple ... More


Spirits of Protestantism: Medicine, Healing, and Liberal Christianity

Pamela Klassen

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520244283
eISBN:
9780520950443
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520244283.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

This book reveals how liberal Protestants went from being early-twentieth-century medical missionaries seeking to convert others through science and scripture, to becoming vocal critics of missionary ... More


Coda: Naming the Legacy of Native Christian Missionary Encounters

Michael D. McNally

in Native Americans, Christianity, and the Reshaping of the American Religious Landscape

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807834060
eISBN:
9781469606316
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807899663_martin.17
Subject:
Society and Culture, Native American Studies

In closing, this book shows that each of its chapters has done much to complicate and open up our sense of past encounters between various Christian missionaries and various Native North American ... More


Inaugurating a “New Korea”: The March First Movement and the Korean Provisional Government

Richard S. Kim

in The Quest for Statehood: Korean Immigrant Nationalism and U.S. Sovereignty, 1905-1945

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780195369991
eISBN:
9780199918263
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195369991.003.0003
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century, Asian History

This chapter narrates the systematic efforts of nationalist leaders in the diaspora to establish a national Korean state in the aftermath of the large-scale 1919 March First uprising. Japan’s brutal ... More


Evangelical Yiddish: Christian Literature in a Jewish Language

Yaakov Ariel

in An Unusual Relationship: Evangelical Christians and Jews

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814770689
eISBN:
9780814762936
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814770689.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter describes the emergence of the practice of Christian missionaries distributing literature in Yiddish. To many, Yiddish symbolized a unique culture that Jews had developed apart from the ... More


The Medieval Background

G. J. TOMMER

in Eastern Wisedome and Learning: The Study of Arabic in Seventeenth-Century England

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198202912
eISBN:
9780191675591
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198202912.003.0002
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

The study of Arabic in Europe during the Middle Ages was pursued for two motives: the acquisition of scientific knowledge, and Christian missionary and apologetic activities. This chapter discusses ... More


Hani ! (Here!): Anetso as an Enduring Symbol of Cultural Identity in an Era of Great Change (1799–1838)

Michael J. Zogry

in Anetso, the Cherokee Ball Game: At the Center of Ceremony and Identity

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807833605
eISBN:
9781469603940
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807898208_zogry.6
Subject:
Society and Culture, Native American Studies

This chapter is an examination of anetso as an expression of Cherokee identity during the period between 1799 and 1836, beginning with the entrance of Christian missionaries into the Cherokee Nation ... More


The Uprising: Colonial State, Christian Missionaries, and Anti-Slavery Movement in North-East India (1908-1954)

Sajal Nag

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2016
ISBN:
9780199460892
eISBN:
9780199086412
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199460892.001.0001
Subject:
History, Indian History

In 1908, a Welsh Doctor named Peter Fraser turned down a lucrative job with the King’s Government in London and instead wore the robes of a Christian missionary to travel to the remote Lushai Hills ... More


The Spread of Christianity: The First Thousand Years

Eleanor H. Tejirian and Reeva Spector Simon

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

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231138659
eISBN:
9780231511094
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231138659.003.0001
Subject:
History, Middle East History

This chapter discusses the spread of Christianity, starting from Jesus's recruitment of the first missionaries—the twelve disciples who followed him during his lifetime. Peter and Simon were followed ... More


“The Flag That Sets Us Free”: Antislavery, Africans, and the Royal Navy in the Western Indian Ocean

Lindsay Goulton

in Indian Ocean Slavery in the Age of Abolition

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780300163872
eISBN:
9780300166460
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300163872.003.0006
Subject:
History, World Modern History

Chapter 6 argues that, even though the British authored many self-congratulatory accounts of their efforts to free slaves, recent scholarship shows that, for many slaves, freedom was an unachievable ... More


Incongruity

David Chidester

in Religion: Material Dynamics

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780520297654
eISBN:
9780520969933
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520297654.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

This chapter explores the collision of categories in religious encounters, myths, and rituals. Laughter, which arises from incongruity, guides this exploration. Recalling encounters between European ... More


Monotheism and the Dialectics of Love and Law

Mona Siddiqui

in Christians, Muslims and Jesus

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300169706
eISBN:
9780300189261
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300169706.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

This chapter explains that during the early twentieth century, Christian missionaries travelled to Muslims lands where they formulated their own ambivalent opinions on the Muslim faith and the Muslim ... More


R. G. LeTourneau’s Prosperity Gospel

Sarah Ruth Hammond

Darren Dochuk (ed.)

in God's Businessmen: Entrepreneurial Evangelicals in Depression and War

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780226509778
eISBN:
9780226509808
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226509808.003.0002
Subject:
History, History of Religion

This chapter assesses the life and career of R.G. LeTourneau, a manufacturer of large earth-moving equipment who dedicated his labor and profits to his own philanthropy and evangelical ministry. “God ... More


Biblical, Practical, Vocational: Religious Training Schools

Priscilla Pope-Levison

in Building the Old Time Religion: Women Evangelists in the Progressive Era

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814723845
eISBN:
9780814744420
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814723845.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter focuses on the religious training schools founded by women such as Elizabeth Baker, Carrie Judd Montgomery, Mattie Perry, Iva Durham Vennard, Alma White, and Jennie Fowler Willing. These ... More


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