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The Resource The British missionary enterprise since 1700, Jeffrey Cox

The British missionary enterprise since 1700, Jeffrey Cox

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The British missionary enterprise since 1700
Title
The British missionary enterprise since 1700
Statement of responsibility
Jeffrey Cox
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"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 on particular aspects of missions, there is no recent, balanced overview of the history of the missionary movement during the last three hundred years." "The British Missionary Enterprise since 1700 moves away from the partisan approach that characterizes so many writers in this field and instead views missionaries primarily as institution builders rather than imperialists or heroes of social reform. This balanced survey examines both Britain as the home base of missions and the impact of the missions themselves abroad, while also evaluating the independent initiatives by African and Asian Christians. Also addressed are the previously ignored issues of missionary rhetoric, the predominantly female nature of missions, and comparisons between British missions and those from other predominantly Protestant countries including the United States."--BOOK JACKET
Cataloging source
DLC
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Cox, Jeffrey
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Christianity and society in the modern world
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Missions, British
Label
The British missionary enterprise since 1700, Jeffrey Cox
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [298]-309) and index
Contents
PART I: The religious crisis of the British imperial state, 1700-1800. Introduction: religion and empire in the modern world -- Confessional improvisation -- Voluntarist improvisation -- -- PART II: Building a movement, 1800-1870. "Little detachments of maniacs": early failures -- The home base: networks and societies -- Missionary literature: the defamation of the "other" -- The missionary hero and missionary institutions -- -- PART III: Imperial high noon, 1870-1945. The growth of mission institutions before the Great War -- Conflict and consensus in mission institutions -- Ecclesiastical sprawl: the triumph of bricks and mortar -- -- PART IV: Post-colonial missions since 1945. Evangelicals and unreached peoples
Control code
11272645
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xii, 315 p.
Isbn
9780203936214
Isbn Type
(ebk.)
Lccn
2007021584
Other physical details
ill.
Label
The British missionary enterprise since 1700, Jeffrey Cox
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [298]-309) and index
Contents
PART I: The religious crisis of the British imperial state, 1700-1800. Introduction: religion and empire in the modern world -- Confessional improvisation -- Voluntarist improvisation -- -- PART II: Building a movement, 1800-1870. "Little detachments of maniacs": early failures -- The home base: networks and societies -- Missionary literature: the defamation of the "other" -- The missionary hero and missionary institutions -- -- PART III: Imperial high noon, 1870-1945. The growth of mission institutions before the Great War -- Conflict and consensus in mission institutions -- Ecclesiastical sprawl: the triumph of bricks and mortar -- -- PART IV: Post-colonial missions since 1945. Evangelicals and unreached peoples
Control code
11272645
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xii, 315 p.
Isbn
9780203936214
Isbn Type
(ebk.)
Lccn
2007021584
Other physical details
ill.

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