Christianity and Missions, 1450-1800 (Expanding World: The European Impact on World History, 1450-1800 v. 28)

Christianity and Missions, 1450-1800 (Expanding World: The European Impact on World History, 1450-1800 v. 28)

By: J. S. Cummins (editor)Hardback

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This volume contains 17 articles examining the transformation of European Christianity into world-wide religion. The papers refer, among other things, to the phenomenon of conversion; the invention of printing and other evangelistical aids; mission versus anthropology; "propoganda fide"; Zinzendorf and the Moravians; and the missionary as frontiersman, utopian, subserver of alien cultures and one-time popular hero. Associated problems include missionary anti-feminism, racialism, fear of syncretism and suspicion of Christian accommodation to other cultures. This survey of reformation and counter-reform overseas aims to present Christian missions as part of the history of humankind and the interaction of cultures and also comments on the impact of Vatican II and Christianity in the 21st century.

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J.S. Cummins, Emeritus, University College London, UK Charles-Martial de Witte, John Patrick Donnelly, Joseph A. Griffin, Benedict XV, David Brading, John Leddy Phelan, C. R. Boxer, Magnus Morner, David E. Mungello, John Thornton, Harry Kelsey, Judith Shapiro, G. W. von Leibniz, Francis R. Merkel, G. Baez-Camargo, Ernst Benz; James Axtell.


Contents: Introduction; Aux origines de la 'Congregation' indienne de l'Ordre des Freres precheurs (1546-1580), Charles-Martial de Witte; Antonio Possevino's plan for world evangelization, John Patrick Donnelly; The sacred congregation de Propaganda Fide: its foundation and historical antecedents, Joseph A. Griffin; 'Maximum illud': on the propagation of the Faith throughout the world (Apostolic letter, November 20th 1919), Benedict XV; Prophet and apostle: Bartolome de las Casas and the spiritual conquest of America, David Brading; Pre-Baptismal instruction and the administration of Baptism in the Philippines during the 16th century, John Leddy Phelan; A note on Portuguese missionary methods in the east: 16th-18th centuries, C. R. Boxer; The problem of the native clergy in the Portuguese and Spanish empires from the16th to 18th centuries, C. R. Boxer; The Guarani missions and the segregation policy of the Spanish crown, Magnus Morner; Sinological torque: the influence of cultural preoccupations on 17th-century missionary interpretations of Confucianism, David E. Mungello; The development of an African Catholic Church in the Kingdom of Kongo, 1491-1750, John Thornton; European impact on the California Indians, 1530-1830, Harry Kelsey; From Tupa to the land without evil: the Christianization of Tupi-Guarani cosmology, Judith Shapiro; The missionary attitude of the philosopher G. W. von Leibniz, Francis R. Merkel; The earliest Protestant missionary venture in Latin America, G. Baez-Camargo; Pietist and Puritan sources of early Protestant world missions (Cotton Mather and A. H. Francke), Ernst Benz; Were Indian conversions Bona fide ? James Axtell; Index.

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  • publication date: 15/12/1997
  • ISBN13: 9780860785194
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 350
  • ID: 9780860785194
  • weight: 1900
  • ISBN10: 086078519X

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