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Christianity in South and Central Asia

Kenneth R. Ross, Daniel Jeyaraj, and Todd M. Johnson (eds)

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781474439824
eISBN:
9781474465366
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474439824.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

Christianity has had a long, varied history in South and Central Asia. Today, it faces challenges old and new in a rapidly changing and diverse population. Socio-religious crosswinds involving ... More


The Victorian Missionary

Adrian Hastings

in The Church in Africa, 1450-1950

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198263999
eISBN:
9780191600623
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198263996.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Church History

Covers the Victorian missionary era in Africa in the nineteenth century. There are two main sections. The first is entitled ‘The evolution of a movement’, and discusses where Protestant mission had ... More


Defining Conversion

John G. Stackhouse

in Humble Apologetics: Defending the Faith Today

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195138078
eISBN:
9780199834679
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195138074.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Theology

Because apologetics is located within the larger context of Christian mission and conversion, a proper understanding of the nature of conversion is the first crucial step toward defining apologetics. ... More


The Making of a Frontier Church: The Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)

Daisy L. Machado

in Of Borders and Margins: Hispanic Disciples in Texas, 1888-1945

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195152234
eISBN:
9780199834426
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195152239.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

The Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) is a Protestant denominational body born on the frontier of the U.S. As such, it was shaped by that environment and ethos. The impact of the frontier ethos ... More


Witness to the Apocalypse

Amy Johnson Frykholm

in Rapture Culture: Left Behind in Evangelical America

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
July 2005
ISBN:
9780195159837
eISBN:
9780199835614
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195159837.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

The primary work that readers ascribe to Left Behind is evangelistic. This chapter describes how readers speak of that evangelistic work and the urgency that they believe the rapture narrative gives ... More


Uzbekistan

Feruza Krason

in Christianity in South and Central Asia

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781474439824
eISBN:
9781474465366
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474439824.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

85% of the population of Uzbekistan are Uzbeks, while the rest are Russians, Tajiks, Kazakhs and other smaller ethnic groups. Uzbekistan declares freedom of conscience but government and society are ... More


Nepal

Bal Krishna Sharma

in Christianity in South and Central Asia

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781474439824
eISBN:
9781474465366
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474439824.003.0015
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

Nepal is a country of over 28 million people, a multi-ethnic nation of more than 125 languages and a great variety of cultures. Hinduism is the major religion. Buddhism and animism also have a strong ... More


Bangladesh

Pradeep Perez sj

in Christianity in South and Central Asia

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781474439824
eISBN:
9781474465366
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474439824.003.0017
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

Bangladesh is majority Muslim at 91%, mostly Sunni, with Islam as the state religion since 1988. The Hindus at 8.1% are the largest religious minority. Buddhists make up another 0.7%. Christians of ... More


Scuttling the Schizophrenic Student Mind: On Teaching the Unity of Faith and Learning In Psychology

Mary Stewart Van Leeuwen

in Teaching as an Act of Faith: Theory and Practice in Church-Related Higher Education

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823222209
eISBN:
9780823236800
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823222209.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Theology

Getting students to have a worldview about psychology involves a certain amount of scuttling (a 19th-century nautical term meaning“to cut a ... More


Enchanting Ireland

Mark Maguire and Fiona Murphy

in Integration in Ireland: The Everyday Lives of African Migrants

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780719086946
eISBN:
9781781704608
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719086946.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This chapter opens with an ethnographic description of a ‘Jesus Walk’ through Drogheda, a ‘pilgrimage-like’ walk undertaken by migrants that aimed to bless and re-enchant the landscape of an Irish ... More


The Religion of Progress

Marinos Diamantides and Anton Schütz

in Political Theology: Demystifying the Universal

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780748697762
eISBN:
9781474435154
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748697762.003.0004
Subject:
Law, Philosophy of Law

Western Christianism has been in the cross hairs of inquiries into the political and social identity of the West for several decades now. It has shaped centuries, at least, of politico-theological ... More


The Gospel of Science

Marwa Elshakry

in Reading Darwin in Arabic, 1860-1950

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780226001302
eISBN:
9780226001449
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226001449.003.0002
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter looks at the role of American missionaries in nineteenth century Ottoman Syria and their promotion of modern science pedagogy and popularization on the path to salvation. Through the ... More


African American Campaigners, Abolition and Evangelism

David Seed (ed.)

in American Travellers in Liverpool

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781789622041
eISBN:
9781800343467
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781789622041.003.0007
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter demonstrates the complex legacy of Liverpool’s slavery heritage. It became a key location for fugitive slaves before the Civil War, who often left memoirs of their escapes. Famous ... More


Billy Graham, Evangelism, and Fundamentalism

Ian M. Randall

in Evangelicalism and Fundamentalism in the United Kingdom during the Twentieth Century

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199664832
eISBN:
9780191765391
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199664832.003.0010
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity, Religious Studies

This study examines the background of the American evangelist, Billy Graham, and explores the thinking about evangelicalism which he developed in Britain during his first British visits in the second ... More


Remembering and Forgetting through Medical Aid Work

Britt Halvorson

in Conversionary Sites: Transforming Medical Aid and Global Christianity from Madagascar to Minnesota

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780226557120
eISBN:
9780226557434
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226557434.003.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, African Cultural Anthropology

This chapter establishes the historical context through which the medical relief relationship between Madagascar and Minnesota has taken shape, arguing that aid relationships are formations in time ... More


‘À deux doigtz prés de la mort’: From Shipwreck to Storm Scene (and Back Again)

Jennifer H. Oliver

in Shipwreck in French Renaissance Writing

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
October 2019
ISBN:
9780198831709
eISBN:
9780191869563
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198831709.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature, European Literature

This chapter tackles perhaps the most salient near-shipwreck in Renaissance French literature to the modern reader: Rabelais’s storm scene of the Quart Livre, situating it between two of its closest ... More


The (Apparently) Idyllic Years

Kathryn T. Long

in God in the Rainforest: Missionaries and the Waorani in Amazonian Ecuador

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
February 2019
ISBN:
9780190608989
eISBN:
9780190609016
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190608989.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter traces the years 1962 to 1968, when Rachel Saint, representing the Summer Institute of Linguistics, was the only full-time missionary among the Waorani and when the Guequitaidi ... More


The Word and Old New York

Matthew Bowman

in The Urban Pulpit: New York City and the Fate of Liberal Evangelicalism

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199977604
eISBN:
9780199363926
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199977604.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This chapter presents New York City as the capital of a nineteenth century evangelical consensus. New York was the center of many evangelical interdenominational programs, but, to evangelicals, was ... More


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