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- Free Press 2006; US$ 12.99
If there is one simple phrase that lies at the heart of this moving tribute to the pleasures of singing hymns, it is this: "Only joy." Bill Henderson, a tough man with a gentle vision, found community and religious grace as a middle-aged man while lifting his voice in church. In a book that will inspire readers to share his passion, he writes of his... more...
- University of California Press 2006; US$ 29.95
Across much of the postcolonial world, Christianity has often become inseparable from ideas and practices linking the concept of modernity to that of human emancipation. To explore these links, Webb Keane undertakes a rich ethnographic study of the century-long encounter, from the colonial Dutch East Indies to post-independence Indonesia, among Calvinist... more...
- University of Alabama Press 2009; US$ 32.50
Hymns and hymnbooks as American historical and cultural icons. This work is a study of the importance of Protestant hymns in defining America and American religion. It explores the underappreciated influence of hymns in shaping many spheres of personal and corporate life as well as the value of hymns for studying religious life. Distinguishing... more...
- ABC-CLIO 2002; US$ 139.00
Henry Venn, secretary of the London-based Church Missionary Society from 1840 to 1872, coined the term euthanasia of a mission to describe the vital process whereby a foreign mission becomes progressively indigenous and independent. His vision of church autonomy was first implemented in Sierra Leone, and the author examines this experiment in detail... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 195.00
First major study in English of the Japanese 'hidden' Christians - the Kakure Kirishitan, who chose to remain separate from the Catholic Church when religious toleration was granted in 1873 - and the development of the faith and rituals from the 16th century to the present day. more...
- LSU Press 2011; US$ 19.95
Regina Sullivan?s captivating biography of Charlotte ?Lottie? Moon is the first comprehensive portrait of the legendary Southern Baptist missionary. Moon, who began her mission work in China in 1885, helped inspire the creation of the Woman?s Missionary Union - an auxiliary of the Southern Baptist Convention- which grew to have over one million members... more...
- Tuttle Publishing 1996; US$ 16.95
In the late nineteenth century hundreds of Christian missionaries were dispatched to Japan to convert the "heathen," a task that many felt could be accomplished within a few decades. That expectation proved to be wildly optimistic, since today fewer than one percent of Japanese are Christian. The efforts and even the names of those early missionaries... more...
- Mohr Siebeck 2011; US$ 76.04
Hauptbeschreibung In this book, Charles Cosgrove undertakes a comprehensive examination of Papyrus Oxyrhynchus 1786, an ancient Greek Christian hymn dating to the late third century that offers the most ancient surviving example of a notated Christian melody. The author analyzes the text and music of the hymn, situating it in the context of the Greek... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 195.00
The Japanese and the Jesuits examines the attempt by sixteenth century Jesuits to convert the Japanese to Christianity. Directing the Jesuits was the Italian Alessandro Valignano, whose own magisterial writings, many of them not previously translated or published, are the principle source material for this account of one of the most remarkable of... more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2007; US$ 95.00
This book is a documentary survey of Hong Kong history, from the 1920s to the mid-1960s, from the perspective of the Maryknoll Sisters, as recorded in their diaries written during that period. It is a priceless collection of first-hand materials on the social history of Hong Kong. more...