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- 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...
- 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... more...
- 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...
- 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 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...
- 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...