Christian missions and the enlightenment /
edited by Brian Stanley.
Grand Rapids, Mich. : W.B. Eerdmans Pub. ; Richmond, Surrey, U.K. : Curzon Press Ltd, 2001.
xi, 246 p. ; 24 cm.
0802839029 (cloth : alk. paper)
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Grand Rapids, Mich. : W.B. Eerdmans Pub. ; Richmond, Surrey, U.K. : Curzon Press Ltd, 2001.
0802839029 (cloth : alk. paper)
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 223-239) and index.
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This volume offers a detailed historical examination of the influence of the European Enlightenment on the beliefs and practices of Protestant missionaries who went to Asia, Africa, and the Pacific. Discussing such topics as education, the relationship between "conversion" and "civilization, " and the problem of defining the Enlightenment, the contributors break new ground by setting the British missionary awakening in the context of its continental European predecessor. Individual regional studies on India, the Cape Colony, and the South Pacific help clarify the role of the Western missionary enterprise since the mid-eighteenth century.
Table of Contents
Prefacep. vii
List of Contributorsp. ix
List of Abbreviationsp. xi
Christian Missions and the Enlightenment: A Reevaluationp. 1
The Eighteenth-Century Protestant Missionary Awakening in Its European Contextp. 22
The British Raj and the Awakening of the Evangelical Conscience: The Ambiguities of Religious Establishment and Toleration, 1698-1833p. 45
Patterns of Conversion in Early Evangelical History and Overseas Mission Experiencep. 71
Ethnology and Theology: Nineteenth-Century Mission Dilemmas in the South Pacificp. 99
Civilization or Christianity? The Scottish Debate on Mission Methods, 1750-1835p. 123
"Civilizing the African": The Scottish Mission to the Xhosa, 1821-64p. 141
Christianity and Civilization in English Evangelical Mission Thought, 1792-1857p. 169
Upholding Orthodoxy in Missionary Encounters: A Theological Perspectivep. 198
Bibliography of Printed Sourcesp. 223
Indexp. 240
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