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Borrowed Gods and Foreign Bodies: Christian Missionaries Imagine Chinese Religion

Eric Reinders

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520241718
eISBN:
9780520931084
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520241718.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

To the Victorians, the Chinese were invariably “inscrutable”. The meaning and provenance of this impression—and, most importantly, its workings in nineteenth-century Protestant missionary encounters ... More


The Great Awakening of the Protestants and the Anglicans

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/9780231138659.003.0004
Subject:
History, Middle East History

This chapter begins in the mid-eighteenth century, when imperialism grew and along with it the new ideas of the Enlightenment to inspire the Great Awakening. Beginning with the preaching and writing ... More


Alternative Viewpoint: Edwards and Revival

Willem van Vlastuin

in Understanding Jonathan Edwards: An Introduction to America's Theologian

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195373431
eISBN:
9780199871681
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195373431.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This chapter evaluates Edwards from four perspectives—the spiritual (Edwards’s metanarrative of history is a spiritual history directed to revival and the millennium), the historical (Edwards had ... More


“American Girls” in Three Acts: Encounters in Nineteenth-Century Macao and Hong Kong

Stacilee Ford

in Troubling American Women: Narratives of Gender and Nation in Hong Kong

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789888083114
eISBN:
9789882207639
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888083114.003.0002
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter provides a discussion on encounters in nineteenth-century Macao and Hong Kong. The three acts referred to in the title represent three case studies and types of cultural encounters that ... More


“There is a spirit in that image”: Mass-Produced Jesus Pictures and Protestant-Pentecostal Animation in Ghana

Birgit Meyer

in Things: Religion and the Question of Materiality

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780823239450
eISBN:
9780823239498
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823239450.003.0018
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter addresses Pentecostal ambivalence toward and contestation of Jesus pictures in southern Ghana. These are massively present in public space, entailing a “pentecostalization” of Ghana's ... More


Reinventing Mount Lebanon

in The Culture of Sectarianism: Community, History, and Violence in Nineteenth-Century Ottoman Lebanon

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520218451
eISBN:
9780520922792
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520218451.003.0005
Subject:
History, Middle East History

This chapter investigates how Mount Lebanon was reinvented in sectarian terms by rival elites after the Europeans and Ottomans decided to partition it along religious lines in 1842. It explores how ... More


A Dual Quarrel of Images On the Middle Volga: Icon Veneration in the Face of Protestant and Pagan Critique

Chris Hann and Hermann Goltz

in Eastern Christians in Anthropological Perspective

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520260559
eISBN:
9780520945920
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520260559.003.0003
Subject:
Anthropology, Anthropology, Religion

This chapter explores the use of icons in the Russian republic of Marii El, where many inhabitants have preserved traces of pre-Christian religious practices, notably in the veneration of distinctive ... More


The Gospel of Freedom & Power: Protestant Missionaries in American Culture after World War II

Sarah E. Ruble

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807835814
eISBN:
9781469601601
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807837429_ruble
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

In the decades after World War II, Protestant missionaries abroad were a topic of vigorous public debate. From religious periodicals and Sunday sermons to novels and anthropological monographs, ... More


Nursing and Empire: Gendered Labor and Migration from India to the United States

Reddy: Nursing and Empire

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781469625072
eISBN:
9781469625096
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469625072.001.0001
Subject:
History, World Early Modern History

Nursing and Empire draws on archival research and life history interviews to focus on the migration and settlement of the Indian nurses who formed the first female dominated migration pattern from ... More


Syrian Christian Encounters with Colonial Missionaries and Indian Nationalism

Prema A. Kurien

in Ethnic Church Meets Megachurch: Indian American Christianity in Motion

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781479804757
eISBN:
9781479845477
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479804757.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter presents the complex history of the Malankara Mar Thoma Syrian denomination, which is essential to understanding many of the contemporary features of the church. Early Syrian Christians ... More


Lost and Found in Translation: Geology, Mining, and the Search for Wealth and Power

Shellen Xiao Wu

in Empires of Coal: Fueling China's Entry into the Modern World Order, 1860-1920

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780804792844
eISBN:
9780804794732
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804792844.003.0004
Subject:
History, Asian History

Chapter Three discusses missionary translations of geology works in the nineteenth century. In the act of translation, geology became further entangled with the role of science in imperialism and the ... More


Gender and Mission Encounters in Korea: New Women, Old Ways

Hyaeweol Choi

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520098695
eISBN:
9780520943780
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520098695.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

This book traces the genealogy of modern womanhood in the encounters between Koreans and American Protestant missionaries in the early twentieth century, during Korea's colonization by Japan. The ... More


The Global Pandit

Sumathi Ramaswamy

in Terrestrial Lessons: The Conquest of the World as Globe

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780226476575
eISBN:
9780226476742
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226476742.003.0003
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter opens with a circa 1815 moment in Meerut in north India when a devout Christian named Mary Martha Sherwood (1775–1851) presents a makeshift globe to a young Brahman plagued by doubt ... More


Postscript: Making Contact between Consequences

J. Joseph Errington

in Consequences of Contact: Language Ideologies and Sociocultural Transformations in Pacific Societies

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780195324983
eISBN:
9780199869398
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195324983.003.0010
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

In Tonga over the last two hundred years, lea faka'eiki, or “Tongan chiefly language”, has undergone change. At the time of initial sustained Western contact with Tonga in the late 18th century, the ... More


Voting, Religion, and the People’s Sovereignty in Late Colonial India

David Gilmartin

in Religious Interactions in Modern India

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
July 2019
ISBN:
9780198081685
eISBN:
9780199097661
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198081685.003.0011
Subject:
History, Indian History, History of Religion

The chapter discusses the connections between religion and popular sovereignty during the late colonial period in relation to voting. The author explores two key aspects of the legal contradictions ... More


Towards a Twentieth-century Navy: The Siege at Pekin

Richard Bassett

in For God and Kaiser: The Imperial Austrian Army, 1619-1918

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780300178586
eISBN:
9780300213102
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300178586.003.0018
Subject:
History, Military History

This chapter describes the Austrian navy's involvement in events in China at the turn of the century. By this time, the activities of the Protestant missionaries in the region were deeply resented by ... More


Learned Ignorance: Intellectual Humility among Jews, Christians and Muslims

James L. Heft, Reuven Firestone, and Omid Safi (eds)

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199769308
eISBN:
9780190258283
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199769308.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Constructive interreligious dialogue is only a recent phenomenon. Until the nineteenth century, most dialogue among believers was carried on as a debate aimed either to disprove the claims of the ... More


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