Missionaries of the Book

Missionaries of the Book

Author: Gary E. Kraske

Publisher: Praeger

ISBN: UOM:39015010460106

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 293

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Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

On Being a Missionary

On Being a Missionary

Written for everyone with an interest in mission, this book will lead you to reconsider your role in the missionary enterprise. On Being a Missionary is not designed to be a theoretical textbook.

Author: Thomas Hale

Publisher: William Carey Library

ISBN: 0878082557

Category: Religion

Page: 422

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Written for everyone with an interest in mission, this book will lead you to reconsider your role in the missionary enterprise. On Being a Missionary is not designed to be a theoretical textbook. It does not put forward new theses, new approaches to mission, nor does it attempt to break new ground. In a very readable way the author presents the ideas, experiences, and insights of over one hundred missionary writers. - Publisher.
Categories: Religion

Religions and Missionaries around the Pacific 1500 1900

Religions and Missionaries around the Pacific  1500   1900

This volume takes an interdisciplinary approach to the study of religious cultural exchanges around the Pacific in the period 1500-1900, relating these to economic and political developments and to the expansion of communication across the ...

Author: Tanya Storch

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351904780

Category: History

Page: 454

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This volume takes an interdisciplinary approach to the study of religious cultural exchanges around the Pacific in the period 1500-1900, relating these to economic and political developments and to the expansion of communication across the area. It brings together twenty-two pieces, from diaries of religious exiles and missionary field observations, to studies from a variety of academic disciplines, so enabling a multitude of voices to be heard. The articles are grouped in sections dealing with the Islamic period, the Iberian Catholic period, the Jewish diaspora, the Russian Orthodox church, the epoch of Protestant culture and finally Asian immigrant religions in the West; a substantial introduction contextualizes these chapters in terms of both historical and contemporary approaches.
Categories: History

Slaves and Missionaries

Slaves and Missionaries

Author: Mary Turner

Publisher: University of West Indies Press

ISBN: 9766400458

Category: History

Page: 223

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Categories: History

Christians and Missionaries in India

Christians and Missionaries in India

There are now more Christians in Africa and Asia than in the West. This book addresses particular aspects of cultural contact, with special reference to caste, conversion, and colonialism.

Author: Robert Eric Frykenberg

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780700716005

Category: Religion

Page: 288

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The assumption that Christianity in India is nothing more than a European, western, or colonial imposition is open to challenge. Those who now think and write about India are often not aware that Christianity is a non-western religion, that in India this has always been so, and that there are now more Christians in Africa and Asia than in the West. Recognizing that more understanding of the separate histories and cultures of the many Christian communities in India will be needed before a truly comprehensive history of Christianity in India can be written, this volume addresses particular aspects of cultural contact, with special reference to caste, conversion, and colonialism. Subjects addressed range from Sanskrit grammar to populist Pentecostalism, Urdu polemics and Tamil poetry.
Categories: Religion

The Mormon Missionaries

The Mormon Missionaries

Author Janis Hutchinson goes behind the appearances to examine the real story of the Mormon missionary program-from its unorthodox theological and political beliefs to its carefully planned strategies to win converts.

Author: Janis Hutchinson

Publisher: Kregel Publications

ISBN: 0825428866

Category: Religion

Page: 272

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A presentation of the various techniques and strategies used by Mormon missionaries. Based on the author's firsthand experience in Mormonism.
Categories: Religion

Missionaries

Missionaries

Mason is ready for the good war, and Lisette is more than ready to cover it. A novel of extraordinary suspense, Missionaries is an astonishment whose unsparing drama is infused with a rare wisdom about the human heart.

Author: Phil Klay

Publisher: Canongate Books

ISBN: 9781838852337

Category: Fiction

Page: 416

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'Expansive, explosive and epic' Marlon James 'A courageous book' New York Times Book Review A BARACK OBAMA BOOK OF THE YEAR Neither Mason, a US Special Forces medic, nor Lisette, a foreign correspondent, has emerged from America’s long wars in Iraq and Afghanistan unscathed. Yet, for them, war still exerts a terrible draw – the noble calling, the camaraderie, the life-and-death stakes. Where else in the world can such a person go? All roads lead to Colombia, where the US has partnered with the local government to stamp out a vicious civil war and keep the predatory narco gangs at bay. Mason is ready for the good war, and Lisette is more than ready to cover it. A novel of extraordinary suspense, Missionaries is an astonishment whose unsparing drama is infused with a rare wisdom about the human heart.
Categories: Fiction

Biographical Dictionary of Christian Missions

Biographical Dictionary of Christian Missions

"The book also features cross-references throughout, a bibliography accompanying each entry, an elaborate appendix listing biographies according to particular categories of interest, and a comprehensive index."--BOOK JACKET.

Author: Gerald H. Anderson

Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing

ISBN: 0802846807

Category: Religion

Page: 845

View: 118

"The book also features cross-references throughout, a bibliography accompanying each entry, an elaborate appendix listing biographies according to particular categories of interest, and a comprehensive index."--BOOK JACKET.
Categories: Religion

Missionary Encounters

Missionary Encounters

Describes the exceptional wealth of missionary archives and the major contributions they can make not only to the study of the processes of Christian evangelism and Western imperialism but also their value in documenting and analysing the ...

Author: Robert A. Bickers

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 0700703705

Category: Social Science

Page: 255

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Describes the exceptional wealth of missionary archives and the major contributions they can make not only to the study of the processes of Christian evangelism and Western imperialism but also their value in documenting and analysing the nature of Western encounters with indigenous societies.
Categories: Social Science

Introduction to the Sociology of Missions

Introduction to the Sociology of Missions

Defines the sociology of missions as a discrete subdiscipline within the sociology of religion.

Author: Robert L. Montgomery

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 0275966917

Category: Religion

Page: 183

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Defines the sociology of missions as a discrete subdiscipline within the sociology of religion.
Categories: Religion

Missionaries of the State

Missionaries of the State

This unusual yet enduring alliance of a national government not known for friendship to foreigners and an unlikely collection of North Americans who united scholarship, political savvy, and religious zeal is this book's topic.

Author: Todd Hartch

Publisher: University Alabama Press

ISBN: UTEXAS:059173017015878

Category: History

Page: 245

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An account of American missionary activity abetted by Mexican nationalists. Lazaro Cardenas, president of Mexico 1934-40, is widely remembered as the most nationalistic and populist Mexican executive and was demonized by foreign investors scandalized by his nationalization programs, particularly in the oil industry. Less well known are his efforts to 'Mexicanize' indigenous populations and to reduce the power of the conservative Catholic hierarchy by encouraging anti-clericalism and Protestant evangelical activity. Common aims therefore united Cardenas and Cameron Townsend, an American Protestant missionary. With the support of Cardenas and like-minded Mexican officials, Townsend formed the Summer Institute of Linguistics, or SIL, a training school for Protestant missionaries who undertook to learn indigenous languages and to translate the Bible into those tongues. The official justification of this project was that the Indians' new vernacular literacy would serve as a bridge to learning Spanish and thus to assimilation into the larger national population. If at the same time Townsend's linguists also served as evangelists of a fundamentalist form of Protestantism, so much the better; in doing so, the SIL effort would undermine the Catholic hierarchy, which was seen as a rival of the Mexican state and its plans for secular national development. This unusual yet enduring alliance of a national government not known for friendship to foreigners and an unlikely collection of North Americans who united scholarship, political savvy, and religious zeal is this book's topic. The author relates the development of the SIL from its close association with official Mexico in the early 1930s to thelate 1970s, when a growing anti-SIL alliance led by a new generation of Mexican anthropologists induced the Mexican government to curtail its support for the SIL. Hartch contributes objectivity to a topic that has been dominated by the polemics of either SIL supporters or opponents, recognizing the self-interest that actuated all parties, but also acknowledging that SIL, whether or not it meant to, empowered and enriched many indigenous communities through the provision of literacy. Todd Hartch is Assistant Professor in the Department of History, Eastern Kentucky University.
Categories: History

Women with a Mission

Women with a Mission

This is an account of the private and public lives of Elizabeth Colenso, Kate Hadfield, Anne Wilson and Charlotte Brown, who lived in New Zealand during the 19th century.

Author: Cathy Ross

Publisher: Penguin Group

ISBN: UOM:39015067704380

Category: Christian women

Page: 208

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This is an account of the private and public lives of Elizabeth Colenso, Kate Hadfield, Anne Wilson and Charlotte Brown, who lived in New Zealand during the 19th century. All were married to missionaries, but they led quite different lives. Charlotte Brown and Anne Wilson represent first generation missionary women, who came to New Zealand from Britain; Elizabeth Colenso and Kate Hadfield represent the second generation, those who were born in New Zealand. . These four women played a significant part in the shaping of early colonial life in New Zealand. Some were in many ways just as important as their better-known husbands. They were wives and mothers, but they were also teachers, upholders of the faith and heavily involved with Maori, with some even learning the language. The book looks at both their public and private lives, and their efforts to juggle family and outside commitments. Drawing on the women's letters, journals and diaries,Women with a Mission shows these pioneering women were more than just wives.
Categories: Christian women

Missionaries

Missionaries

Author: Monica Wilson

Publisher:

ISBN: IND:39000002351539

Category: Missionaries

Page: 11

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Categories: Missionaries

Missionary Heroes in Asia

Missionary Heroes in Asia

The Stories Of The Intrepid Bravery And Stirring Adventures Of Missionaries With Uncivilized Man, Wild Beasts And The Forces Of Nature.

Author: John Chisholm Lambert

Publisher: Asian Educational Services

ISBN: 812061478X

Category: Missionaries

Page: 157

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The Stories Of The Intrepid Bravery And Stirring Adventures Of Missionaries With Uncivilized Man, Wild Beasts And The Forces Of Nature.
Categories: Missionaries

Canadian Missionaries Indigenous Peoples

Canadian Missionaries  Indigenous Peoples

This tightly integrated collection is divided into three sections. The first contains essays on missionaries and converts in western Canada and in the arctic.

Author: Alvyn Austin

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 9780802037848

Category: History

Page: 326

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Christian missions and missionaries have had a distinctive role in Canada's cultural history. With Canadian Missionaries, Indigenous Peoples, Alvyn Austin and Jamie S. Scott have brought together new and established Canadian scholars to examine the encounters between Christian (Roman Catholic and Protestant) missionaries and the indigenous peoples with whom they worked in nineteenth- and twentieth-century domestic and overseas missions. This tightly integrated collection is divided into three sections. The first contains essays on missionaries and converts in western Canada and in the arctic. The essays in the second section investigate various facets of the Canadian missionary presence and its legacy in east Asia, India, and Africa. The third section examines the motives and methods of missionaries as important contributors to Canadian museum holdings of artefacts from Huronia, Kahnawaga, and Alaska, as well as China and the South Pacific. Broadly adopting a postcolonial perspective, Canadian Missionaries, Indigenous Peoples contributes greatly to the understanding of missionaries not only as purveyors of western religious values, but also as vehicles for cultural exchange between Native and non-Native Canadians, as well as between Canadians and the indigenous peoples of other countries.
Categories: History

The Missionary Position

The Missionary Position

Explores the work of Mother Teresa, questioning her association with corrupt and cruel leaders and discussing the way wealthy western society promotes her as a celebrity

Author: Christopher Hitchens

Publisher: Verso

ISBN: 185984054X

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 98

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Explores the work of Mother Teresa, questioning her association with corrupt and cruel leaders and discussing the way wealthy western society promotes her as a celebrity
Categories: Biography & Autobiography