The Centenary Celebration of American Methodist Missions: The 1919 World's Fair of Evangelical Americanism

The Centenary Celebration of American Methodist Missions: The 1919 World's Fair of Evangelical Americanism

By: Christopher J. Anderson (author)Hardback

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Description

Examines the role of the 1919 Fair in promoting evangelical missions throughout the world and led to the creation of the United Methodist Church. This book examines early twentieth century American Protestant missions and demonstrates how the Methodist Episcopal Church and Methodist Episcopal Church, South, used the Columbus exposition as a staging ground to sell foreign and domestic missions as a means to civilize and Christianize the world. Inside the pavilions of the fair Americans viewed "the world" through hundreds of exhibits containing international people converted to Christianity, representations of their indigenous homes, and curios of material artifacts. The fair functioned as an arena to educate U.S. Protestants on the global reach of mission organizations and missionaries busy at work converting the world to Christ.

Contents

1. Foreword by Robert J. Williams; 2. The Centenary Celebration; 3. Mapping the Missionary World; 4. Missionary Cinema: A Kaleidescope of the World; 5. Creating World Patriots: Methodist Women and Missions; 6. The Great Christian Army of the World: Methodist Men, Masculinity, and World Missions;... and many more.

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9780773430495
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 328
  • ID: 9780773430495
  • ISBN10: 0773430490

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