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Crisis of Faith in the Wake of Unfulfilled Expectations

Arie Morgenstern

in Hastening Redemption: Messianism and the Resettlement of the Land of Israel

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
May 2006
ISBN:
9780195305784
eISBN:
9780199784820
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195305787.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

Beginning in the 1820s, a symbiotic relationship prevailed between the Perushim and the Protestant missionaries active in the Land of Israel such as Joseph Wolf and the London Society for the ... More


Enlightening the Heathen in Religious Truth: the Scottish Missionary Movement

Esther Breitenbach

in Empire and Scottish Society: The Impact of Foreign Missions at Home, c. 1790 to c. 1914

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748636204
eISBN:
9780748653485
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748636204.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Scottish Studies

This chapter illustrates how the foreign mission movement operated through both local and national forms of organisation and the characteristics of these organisations with reference to ... More


Clerics

Anne Haour

in Rulers, Warriors, Traders, Clerics: The Central Sahel and the North Sea, 800-1500

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197264119
eISBN:
9780191734694
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197264119.003.0006
Subject:
History, World Medieval History

This chapter examines the similarities in the means by which new monotheistic religions, Christianity and Islam, came to override previous religious beliefs in the central Sahel and north-west ... More


That the World May Believe: Christian Mission to the Modern World

Brian Stanley

in Christianity in the Twentieth Century: A World History

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780691196848
eISBN:
9781400890316
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691196848.003.0010
Subject:
History, History of Religion

This chapter explores how the Catholic and Protestant churches respectively reconceived their theologies of mission in the final four decades of the twentieth century. Particular attention is devoted ... More


The Reluctant Embrace of American Missionary Imperialism in James Michener’s Hawaii

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/9780813035451.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter brings into the limelight James Michener's novel Hawaii. This novel is regarded to be as much a narrative of American triumphalism as it is a narrative of Hawaii's people. Michener tries ... More


Chinese Christians

Grant Hayter-Menzies

in The Empress and Mrs. Conger: The Uncommon Friendship of Two Women and Two Worlds

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789888083008
eISBN:
9789882207554
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888083008.003.0015
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter discusses Empress Dowager Cixi's disapproval of the growing missionary activity in China during the nineteenth century. She did not like the notion of foreigners coming to China to sway ... More


Erasing Footsteps: On Some Differences between the First and Popular Editions of Isabella Bird’s Unbeaten Tracks in Japan1

Ozawa Shizen

in Asian Crossings: Travel Writing on China, Japan and Southeast Asia

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789622099142
eISBN:
9789882206632
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789622099142.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

This chapter examines the political implications of the revisions made to Unbeaten Tracks in Japan by Isabella Bird. The idealization of the Ainu people, the culminating northern point of her ... More


Witnesses and Evangelists: The Rise of Protestantism

Todd Hartch

in The Rebirth of Latin American Christianity

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199844593
eISBN:
9780199358304
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199844593.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

Protestants revitalized the missionary nature of the faith in Latin America, in large part because evangelism and missionary activity were central to their identity. Because Catholicism was pervasive ... More


Discipline for the Masses

Nadieszda Kizenko

in Good for the Souls: A History of Confession in the Russian Empire

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9780192896797
eISBN:
9780191919077
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780192896797.003.0006
Subject:
History, European Modern History

Chapter 5 explores how state and Church finally reached their goal of enforcing confession among the Russian masses. Enforcement of confession over the Orthodox population became more extensive and ... More


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