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- University of Chicago Press 2015; US$ 32.50
Most Americans have little understanding of the relationship between religion and nationalism in the Middle East. They assume that the two are rooted fundamentally in regional history, not in the history of contact with the broader world. However, as Adam H. Becker shows in this book, Americans?through their missionaries?had a strong hand in... more...
- Princeton University Press 2015; US$ 39.50
Between the French Revolution and World War II, hundreds of thousands of Jews left the Jewish fold?by becoming Christians or, in liberal states, by intermarrying. Telling the stories of both famous and obscure individuals, Leaving the Jewish Fold explores the nature of this drift and defection from Judaism in Europe and America from the eighteenth... more...
- Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 33.00
This wide-ranging study of medieval Europe's response to the challenge of Islam examines the relationship between ideas of crusade and mission, between European projects for military conquest and those for the conversion of Muslims to Christianity. Covering the years from the emergence of Islam to the fourteenth century, Benjamin Z. Kedar discusses... more...
- Wiley 2014; US$ 36.95
A Spiritual City provides a broad examination of the meaning and importance of cities from a Christian perspective. Contains thought-provoking theological and spiritual reflections on city-making by a leading scholar Unites contemporary thinking about urban space and built environments with the latest in urban theology Addresses the long-standing... more...
- Harrassowitz Verlag 2014; US$ 54.89
Although the term and its meaning are little known today, everyone knew what foundlings were in the 19th century. They were unwanted infants abandoned by their parents. The plight of such children in China, believed by some to be eaten alive by wild animals, raised an outcry in parts of Western Europe at that time. <i>Chinese Basket Babies</i>... more...
- Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht 2013; US$ 61.50
The last third of the 19th century witnessed a considerable increase in the active participation of women in the various Christian missions. Katharina Stornig focusses onthe Catholic case, and particularly explores the activities and experiences of German missionary nuns, the so-called Servants of the Holy Spirit,in colonial Togo and New Guinea in... more...
- Mzuni Press 2013; US$ 24.70
Literature about Christianity in Africa disproportionately directs attention to the important work of Western missionaries, but to a great extent Africans were the agents of their own conversion. This is true of the key figure in this book, Kamba Simango. Encouraged from a distance by an American Congregationalist missionary, Fred R. Bunker, who shared... more...
- Franz Steiner Verlag 2012; US$ 50.58
Die verschiedenen Formen der transkulturellen Wissensaneignung und -vermittlung stehen im Zentrum dieses Bandes, der aus einer internationalen Konferenz in Berlin hervorgegangen ist. Die Beiträge nehmen regional übergreifende Perspektiven ein, daneben stehen exemplarische Fallstudien vornehmlich aus dem 17.?19. Jahrhundert. So wird an verschiedenen... more...