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Missions, nationalism, and the end of empire /
edited by Brian Stanley ; associate editor, Alaine Low.
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Grand Rapids, MI : W.B. Eerdmans Pub., 2003.
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x, 313 p. ; 24 cm.
ISBN
0802821162 (pbk. : alk. paper)
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Grand Rapids, MI : W.B. Eerdmans Pub., 2003.
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0802821162 (pbk. : alk. paper)
catalogue key
5070468
 
Includes bibliographical references (p. 278-293) and index.
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Christian missions have often been seen as the religious arm of Western imperialism. What is rarely appreciated is the role they played in bringing about an end to the Western colonial empires after the Second World War. "Missions, Nationalism, and the End of Empire" explores this neglected subject.Respected authorities on the history of missions explore new territory in these chapters, examining from diverse angles the linkages between Christianity, nationalism, and the dissolution of the colonial empires in Asia and Africa. This work not only sheds light on the relation of religion and politics but also uncovers the sometimes paradoxical implications of the church's call to bring the gospel to all the world.Contributors: Daniel H. BaysPhilip BoobbyerJudith M. BrownRichard ElphickDeborah GaitskellAdrian HastingsCaroline HowellKa-che YipOgbu U. KaluHartmut LehmannDerek PetersonAndrew PorterBrian StanleyJohn Stuart
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Christian missions have often been seen as the religious arm of Western imperialism. What is rarely appreciated is the role they played in bringing about an end to the Western colonial empires after the Second World War. Missions, Nationalism, and the End of Empire explores this neglected subject. Respected authorities on the history of missions explore new territory in these chapters, examining from diverse angles the linkages between Christianity, nationalism, and the dissolution of the colonial empires in Asia and Africa. This work not only sheds light on the relation of religion and politics but also uncovers the sometimes paradoxical implications of the churchs call to bring the gospel to all the world.
Table of Contents
Contributorsp. viii
Introduction: Christianity and the End of Empirep. 1
Missionary Traditions, National Loyalties, and the Universal Gospel
The Clash of Nationalism and Universalism within Twentieth-Century Missionary Christianityp. 15
Missionaries without Empire: German Protestant Missionary Efforts in the Interwar Period (1919-1939)p. 34
Missions and Afrikaner Nationalism: Soundings in the Prehistory of Apartheidp. 54
The Universities' Mission to Central Africa: Anglo-Catholicism and the Twentieth-Century Colonial Encounterp. 79
Emergent Christian and National Identities in Asia and Africa
Who Is an Indian? Dilemmas of National Identity at the End of the British Raj in Indiap. 111
China and Christianity: Perspectives on Missions, Nationalism, and the State in the Republican Period, 1912-1949p. 132
Foreign Missions and Indigenous Protestant Leaders in China, 1920-1955: Identity and Loyalty in an Age of Powerful Nationalismp. 144
The Rhetoric of the Word: Bible Translation and Mau Mau in Colonial Central Kenyap. 165
Christian Responses to Crises at the End of Empire
"Speaking for the Unvoiced"? British Missionaries and Aspects of African Nationalism, 1949-1959p. 183
Church and State in Crisis: The Deposition of the Kabaka of Buganda, 1953-1955p. 194
Moral Re-Armament in Africa in the Era of Decolonizationp. 212
Apartheid, Mission, and Independent Africa: From Pretoria to Kampala with Hannah Stantonp. 237
Passive Revolution and Its Saboteurs: African Christian Initiative in the Era of Decolonization, 1955-1975p. 250
Bibliography of Principal Secondary Sourcesp. 278
Indexp. 294
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