Anglo-Catholic, evangelical, and High Church Anglicans all contributed to the
missionary effort, as did all varieties of Baptist, Methodist, Congregationalist,
Presbyterian, Quaker and other nonconformist denominations. In addition, later in
Author: Robert A. Bickers
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.
INTRODUCTION This case study of the Belgian - Dutch Scheut mission ( 1874-
1911 ) aims at tracing its history within the geopolitical , socioeconomic and
ethnocultural context of the Mongol - Han borderlands during the heyday of
Author: Patrick Taveirne
Publisher: Leuven University Press
The study describes the origins of the Southwest Mongolia vicariate beyond the Great Wall and along the Yellow River Bend during the transition period from Lazarist missionary activities in the 1840s to the Scheutists in the early 1870
The Church Missionary Society's All-African Mission on the Upper Niger Femi J.
Kolapo. In Sources and ... In Missionary Encounters: Sources and Issues Surrey,
eds., Robert A. Bickers and Rosemary Seton, 70–94. Curzon Press, 1996. _____
Author: Femi J. Kolapo
Publisher: Springer Nature
In the decades before colonial partition in Africa, the Church Missionary Society embarked on the first serious effort to evangelize in an independent Muslim state. Bishop Samuel Ajayi Crowther led an all-African field staff to convert the people of the Upper Niger and Confluence area, whose communities were threatened or already conquered by an expanding jihadist Nupe state. In this book, Femi J. Kolapo examines the significance of the mission as an African—rather than European—undertaking, assessing its impact on missionary practice, local engagement, and Christian conversion prospects. By offering a fuller history of this overlooked mission in the history of Christianity in Nigeria, this book reaffirms indigenous agency and rethinks the mission as an experiment ahead of its time.
Ancestral agency If the last chapter considered the missionary frame of reference
for the encounter of the early nineteenth century, this chapter turns to highland
perceptions of time and place as they were expressed in and through the
Author: Zoë Crossland
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Nineteenth-century highland Madagascar was a place inhabited by the dead as much as the living. Ghosts, ancestors, and the possessed were important historical actors alongside local kings and queens, soldiers, traders, and missionaries. This book considers the challenges that such actors pose for historical accounts of the past and for thinking about questions of presence and representation. How were the dead made present, and how were they recognized or not? In attending to these multifarious encounters of the nineteenth century, how might we reflect on the ways in which our own history-writing makes the dead present? To tackle these questions, Zoë Crossland tells an anthropological history of highland Madagascar from a perspective rooted in archaeology and Peircean semiotics, as well as in landscape study, oral history, and textual sources.
Missionary Performances and the Experience of the World in the Protestant
Church in the Netherlands João Rickli Introduction This chapter analyses
sensational and bodily aspects of missionary and diaconal initiatives of the
Author: Anna Fedele
Publisher: Berghahn Books
Social scientists and philosophers confronted with religious phenomena have always been challenged to find a proper way to describe the spiritual experiences of the social group they were studying. The influence of the Cartesian dualism of body and mind (or soul) led to a distinction between non-material, spiritual experiences (i.e., related to the soul) and physical, mechanical experiences (i.e., related to the body). However, recent developments in medical science on the one hand and challenges to universalist conceptions of belief and spirituality on the other have resulted in "body" and "soul" losing the reassuring solid contours they had in the past. Yet, in "Western culture," the body–soul duality is alive, not least in academic and media discourses. This volume pursues the ongoing debates and discusses the importance of the body and how it is perceived in contemporary religious faith: what happens when "body" and "soul" are un-separated entities? Is it possible, even for anthropologists and ethnographers, to escape from "natural dualism"? The contributors here present research in novel empirical contexts, the benefits and limits of the old dichotomy are discussed, and new theoretical strategies proposed.
What remains to be explored is the non-Christian missionary encounter. This
raises two issues: first, is the Christian mission a phenomenon separate from
other missionary movements? Secondly, do non-Christian missionary encounters
Author: Matthew Clarke
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
This book considers the implications, consequences, opportunities and constraints faced when mission and development endeavours coincide. This is explored from various perspectives, including that of history, theology and those involved in mission work and missionary organizations. Despite eighty per cent of the world's population professing religious belief, religion has been largely excluded from consideration of those seeking to achieve development in poorer countries. Moreover, the work of missionaries has often involved the provision of basic welfare services that in many parts of the world predate the interventions undertaken by 'professional' secular aid workers. Are missionaries doing development work or is development a critical aspect of mission?
Queen Mary , our readers will remember , “ would rather encounter an army of
twenty thousand men than the prayers of John Knox in the pulpit . " The Home
Missionary has to meet enemies of the truth not a whit less bitter in spirit than the
No. 3 of each volume contains the annual report and minutes of the annual meeting.
Christianity remains long after the past encounters described here. In tracing
those trajectories, I also want to emphasize, as authors here already suggest, that
many Native people remember historical missionary encounters in ways that ...
Author: Joel W. Martin
Publisher: Univ of North Carolina Press
The essays here explore a variety of post-contact identities, including indigenous Christians, "mission friendly" non-Christians, and ex-Christians, thereby exploring the shifting world of Native-white cultural and religious exchange. Rather than questioning the authenticity of Native Christian experiences, these scholars reveal how indigenous peoples negotiated change with regard to missions, missionaries, and Christianity. This collection challenges the pervasive stereotype of Native Americans as culturally static and ill-equipped to navigate the roiling currents associated with colonialism and missionization."--pub. desc.
CHAPTER FOUR EMBODYING CHRISTIAN WOMANHOOD - 'AFRICAN'
ACTORS IN THE BASEL MISSION The European movement for women's
missions primarily saw European female missionaries as its key actors. However,
the Basel ...
Author: Ulrike Sill
This book offers a detailed study of how the practices and notions of the Basel Mission regarding women and gender were received, conceptualised and negotiated in local terms in pre and early colonial Ghanaian societies, 1843-1885.
Norwegian Missionaries in Colonial Natal and Zululand, Southern Africa 1850-
1890 Ingie Hovland. ――. ... “Problems and opportunities in an anthropologist's
use of a missionary archive.” In Missionary encounters: Sources and issues, eds.
Author: Ingie Hovland
In Mission Station Christianity, Ingie Hovland presents an anthropological history of the Norwegian missionaries in nineteenth-century colonial Natal and Zululand (Southern Africa), focusing especially on how their mission station spaces influenced their daily Christianity, and vice versa.
... missionary encounters , is to get at the in their turn have . made a large number
of people ; and by that I mean , to get into their converts in the lowest caste from
the people hearts . You are wrapped up in a garment whom they originally ...
Volumes 7-77, 80-83 include 13th-83rd, 86th-89th annual report of the American Baptist missionary union.
The Yuquí have a right to survive as a people, and that right is now entrusted to
the mission. ... They maintained their academic privilege, namely, offering
different interpretations to missionary encounters from what either missionaries or
Author: Sarah E. Ruble
Publisher: UNC Press Books
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, public conversations about missionaries followed a powerful yet paradoxical line of reasoning, namely that people abroad needed greater autonomy from U.S. power and that Americans could best tell others how to use their freedom. In The Gospel of Freedom and Power, Sarah E. Ruble traces and analyzes these public discussions about what it meant for Americans abroad to be good world citizens, placing them firmly in the context of the United States' postwar global dominance. Bringing together a wide range of sources, Ruble seeks to understand how discussions about a relatively small group of Americans working abroad became part of a much larger cultural conversation. She concludes that whether viewed as champions of nationalist revolutions or propagators of the gospel of capitalism, missionaries--along with their supporters, interpreters, and critics--ultimately both challenged and reinforced a rhetoric of exceptionalism that made Americans the judges of what was good for the rest of the world.
Anthropologist William S. Simmons examines Mayhews early achievements and
briefly compares his missionary ... as concerned with the Indians ' beliefs as he is
with the Christian alternative , for missionaries did not encounter tabulas rasa .
Author: Alden T. Vaughan
The essays, which were originally published in The New England Quarterly: A Historical Review of New England Life and Letters, consider a wide range of areas in Native American-white relations: from Abenaki territory in northern Maine to Pequot lands in southern Connecticut; from profitable commerce to devastating warfare; from religious persuasion to labor exploitation; from cultural mixing to non-violent resistance; from literary representation to political argumentation. A comprehensive and insightful introduction by the editor places the richly diverse topics and perspectives within the broader context of New England ethnohistory. Most of the authors have added postscripts to their original essays commenting on recent scholarship and interpretations.