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Christian Mission: How Christianity Became a World Religion

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  • Format: eBook
  • Copyright: 2009-04-01
  • Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
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Exploring how Christianity became a world religion, this brief history examines Christian missions and their relationship to the current globalization of Christianity. A short and enlightening history of Christian missions: a phenomenon that many say reflects the single most important intercultural movement over a sustained period of human history Offers a thematic overview that takes into account the political, cultural, social, and theological issues Discusses the significance of missions to the globalization of Christianity, and broadens our understanding of Christianity as a multicultural world religion Helps Western audiences understand the meaning of mission as a historical process Contains several new maps that illustrate demographic shifts in world Christianity

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations
The Making of a World Religion: Christian Mission through the Ages:
From Christ to Christendom
From Jerusalem into "All the World
The Creation of Catholic Europe, 400-1400
Vernaculars and Volunteers, 1450
Bible Translation and the Roots of Modern Missions
The Revitalization of Catholic Missions
The Beginnings of Protestant Missions
Voluntarism and Mission
Protestant Missionary Activities in the Nineteenth Century
Global Networking for the Nations, 1910-
The Growth of Global Networks
International Awakenings
Awakening Internationalism
Post-Colonial Rejection of Christian Mission
Africans, Asians, and Latin Americans in Mission
Themes in Mission History:
The Politics of Missions: Empire, Human Rights, and Land
Critiques of Missions
Missionaries and Human Rights
Missionaries and the Land
Missions and Ecology
Women in World Mission: Purity, Motherhood, and Women's Well-Being
Women as Missionaries
Purity and Gender Neutrality
The Mission of Motherhood
Women's Well-Being and Social Change
Conversion and Christian Community: The Missionary from St. Patrick to Bernard Mizeki
Who Was St. Patrick?
Bernard Mizeki, "Apostle to the Shona"
Missionaries and the Formation of Communal Christian Identities
Postscript: Multicultural Missions in Global Context
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