Protestant Missions and Local Encounters in the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries: Unto the Ends of the World
Hilde Nielssen, Inger Marie Okkenhaug, Karina Hestad-Skeie
BRILL, Jul 27, 2011 - Religion - 337 pages
This book makes visible an important but largely neglected aspect of Christian missions: its transnational character. An interdisciplinary group of scholars present case-studies on missions and individual missionaries, unified by a common vision of expanding a Christian Empire to the ends of the world . Examples range from Madagascar, South-Africa, Palestine, Turkey, Tibet, Germany, Norway, the Netherlands, Canada and Britain. Engaging in activities from education, health care and development aid to religion, ethnography and collection of material culture, Christian missionaries considered themselves as global actors working for the benefit of common humanity. Yet, the missionaries came from, and operated within a variety of nation-states. Thus this volume demonstrates how processes on a national level are closely linked to larger transnational processes.
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Chapter One Introduction
Norwegian and British Missionary Ethnography as a Transnational and National Activity
Annie Royle Taylor as Missionary Travel Writer Collector and Empire Builder
Chapter Four The Missionarys Progress Evolving Images of Self and Other in the Career of Jakob Spieth 18561914
Chapter Five Self and Other as Biblical Representations in Mission Literature
Chapter Six Confessionalised Medicine The Norwegian Missionary Societys Leprosy Narratives from Madagascar 18871907
Chapter Seven On Difference Sameness and Double Binds
Chapter Eight Mission Appropriation or Appropriating the Mission? Negotiating Local and Global Christianity in Nineteenth and Twentieth Century ...
Chapter Nine A Good and Blessed Father Yonan of Ada on Justin Perkins Urmia Iran 1870
Norwegian mission in the Armenian Republic 19221925
Chapter Eleven Mission by Other Means? Dora Earthy and the Save the Children Fund in the 1930s
Ironies of NGOization in Mainstream Canadian Churches in the 1960s
Chapter Thirteen Reimagining metropole and periphery in mission history
List of Contributors
Ambohipiantrana American Archives Armenian authentic Bible biblical Biørn black Moravians British canadian Christian missions civilisation colonial connection contagion context culture cUSo dahle discourse disease Dora Earthy Earthy’s East Eastern Cape Empire european evangelical fifohazana føreid forlag Foucault french gender global God’s heathen herrnhut heterotopias Ibid Imperial important India Justin Perkins lebenslauf leprosy London Lutheran Church Madagascar main-line Malagasy Lutheran Malagasy Lutheran Church Malwa Merina metropole Minh-ha mission stations missionary writings museums narratives nation Nenilava nGos Nielssen Norske Norway Norwegian mission Norwegian missionaries organisation orphanage overseas periphery Perkins Pioneer political Pontso practice Protestant Rainisoalambo refugees relief religion religious role Rosaas secular sermon shepherd movements sibree sionaries Skeie social society South Africa Spieth Stavanger studies Syrian taylor texts tibet tibetan tion translation United church University Press urmia Volahavana Western William Mazwi women Yatung Yonan