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  • Black Livingstoneby Pagan Kennedy

    Santa Fe Writer's Project 2013; US$ 10.99

    A largely untold story of an extraordinary historical figure, this biography sheds light on the life of William Sheppard, a 19th-century African American who, for more than 20 years, defied segregation and operated a missionary run by black Americans in the Belgian Congo. This work shows how Sheppard returned to the United States periodically, and... more...

  • Eros and the Christby David E. Fredrickson

    Fortress Press 2013; US$ 44.99

    The self-emptying of Christ (kenosis) in Philippians 2 has long been the focus of attention by Christian theologians and interpreters of Paul?s christology. David E. Fredrickson sheds dramatic new light on familiar texts by discussing the centuries-old language of love and longing in Greek and Roman epistolary literature, showing that a ?physics?... more...

  • China Missionby Audrey Ronning Topping; Lawrence R. Sullivan

    LSU Press 2013; US$ 19.95

    When the Reverend Halvor Ronning, his sister Thea, and fellow missionary Hannah Rorem set out in 1891 to found a Lutheran mission and school in the interior of China, they could not have foreseen the ways in which that decision would ripple across generations of the Ronning family. Halvor and Hannah would marry, and their son Chester, born in Hubei... more...

  • By the Rivers of Waterby Erskine Clarke

    Basic Books 2013; US$ 29.99

    In late 1832, a young missionary couple sailed from the Chesapeake Bay, headed for western Africa. John Leighton Wilson and his wife, Jane, were traveling to the colony of Liberia, where they?and their fellow passengers, mostly liberated slaves and freeborn African Americans?hoped to find an alternative to the inequality of the American South. Soon... more...

  • Robert Morrison and the Protestant Plan for Chinaby Christopher Daily

    Hong Kong University Press, HKU 2013; US$ 60.00

    Robert Morrison, sent alone to his East Asian post by the London Missionary Society in 1807, was the first Protestant missionary to operate in China. During some 27 years in China, Macau and Malacca, he worked as a translator, founded an academy for converts and missionaries, translated the New Testament into Chinese and compiled the first Chinese-English... more...

  • A Voluntary Exileby Anthony E. Clark

    Lehigh University Press 2013; US$ 74.99

    Western missionaries in China often considered themselves ?voluntary exiles? in a distant land, while Chinese considered Christians either the demons of imperialism or the angels of modernization. This collection of new research provides insights into attempts to bridge the social and religious divide that separated China and the West, and serves as... more...

  • Jahangir and the Jesuitsby From the Relations of Fernão Guerreiro

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 230.00

    First published in 1930. 'The book is full of splendour and strange scenes' Nation The Relations of Fernão Guerreiro, from which the three narratives in this volume have been taken, constitute a complete history of the missionary undertakings of the Society of Jesus in the East Indies, China, Japan and Africa during the first decade of the seventeenth... more...

  • Simple Giftsby Bill Henderson

    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...

  • Christian Modernsby Webb Keane

    University of California Press 2007; US$ 31.95

    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...

  • Sing Them Over Again to Meby Mark A. Noll; Edith L. Blumhofer; Mary Louise VanDyke; Candy Gunther Brown; John R. Tyson; Edith L. Blumhofer; Mark A. Noll; Mary G. De Jong; Dennis C. Dickerson; Susan V. Gallagher; Bruce D. Hindmarsh; Samuel J. Rogal; Heather D. Curtis

    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...