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- 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$ 79.46
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 2013; US$ 175.00
Frederich Stanley Arnot was among the first of the Plymouth Brethren to take the gospel to Africa in the late 19th-century missionary expansion across the Kalahari desert, opening Protestant missions in Barotseland, Angola and Katanga in the 1880s. more...
- Rosenberg Publishing 2012; US$ 14.99
Just before World War I when the Australian outback suffered with the decline of its goldmines and the hard times on its pastoral runs, a young Victorian arrived to see how he could help. The white inhabitants of Central Australia were few, and were rarely if ever visited by clergymen, doctors or nurses. It was the Reverend John Flynn, a young Presbyterian... more...
- Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 104.95
Franciscans in sixteenth-century New Spain were deeply ambivalent about their mission work. Fray Juan de Zumárraga, the first archbishop of Mexico, begged the king to find someone else to do his job so that he could go home. This discontent was widespread, grew stronger with time, and carried important consequences for the friars' interactions... 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...
- Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. 2008; US$ 13.50
In De instauranda Aethiopum salute (1627) - the earliest known book-length study of African slavery in the colonial Americas - Jesuit priest Alonso de Sandoval described dozens of African ethnicities, their languages, and their beliefs, and provided an exposť of the abuse of slaves in the Americas. more...