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- Taylor and Francis 2007; US$ 62.95
Missions are an important topic in the history of modern Britain and of even wider importance in the modern history of Africa and many parts of Asia. Yet, despite the perennial subject matter, and the publication of a large number of studies of particular aspects of missions, there is no recent, balanced overview of the history of the missionary moment... more...
- University of Alabama Press 2008; US$ 46.00
“Cam” Townsend is rightly known as the visionary founder of the Summer Institute of Linguistics (SIL) and the Wycliffe Bible Translators. This joint effort is now the largest Protestant mission organization in the world, a mission which has dramatically changed the culture of what used to be known as faith missions. Townsend... more...
- SPCK 2011; US$ 13.11
Each chapter gives material for the members of the group to read in advance. There is a framework or plan for a group meeting, with detailed ideas for activities and discussion. There is also general advice about group processes, including recruiting and running such groups. There is a framework for prayer, and biblical themes to be considered in... more...
- The Edwin Mellen Press 2012; US$ 169.95
The 1919 Worlds Fair of Evangelical Americanism was used as a way to promote mission trips around the world. The fair functioned as a venue of exchange between the viewer and the viewed. On one level it educated visitors on the history of Methodist world missions. On another level it provided an opportunity to literally watch people from around... more...
- Red Wheel Weiser 2003; US$ 12.95
Gale Pryor offers found blessings, traditional blessings, and her own original blessings, which are at times funny, at times thought provoking, but always meaningful. Included are "Blessings for Home," "Blessings for Friends & Neighbors Wherever They Are," "Blessings for Our Daily Bread," "Blessings for Babies and Children," "Blessings for Partnership,"... more...
- Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 124.95
This book examines the contribution of the Methodist Missionary Society (and its predecessors before 1932) to world-changing movements, from the remarkable mass conversions in south-west China and west Africa early in the century to the controversy over grants to liberation movements in the 1970s and 1980s. This is a ground-breaking study of the Methodist... more...
- Oxford University Press, UK 2005; US$ 44.99
The widespread idea that Christian missions went hand in hand with Imperialism and colonial conquest is challenged here by a group of eminent historians. By showing the variety of missions and the vital role played by indigenous men and women, they place missions in a long historical perspective. Special attention is paid to emerging themes such as... more...
- The University of North Carolina Press 2012; US$ 37.50
In the decades after World War II, Protestant missionaries abroad were a topic of vigorous public debate. From religious periodicals and Sunday sermons to novels and anthropological monographs, public conversations about missionaries followed a powerful yet paradoxical line of reasoning, namely that people abroad needed greater autonomy from U.S.... more...