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Christian Missions and the Enlightenment : Studies in the History of Christian Missions - Brian Stanley

Christian Missions and the Enlightenment

Studies in the History of Christian Missions

Hardcover Published: 3rd August 2001
ISBN: 9780700715596
Number Of Pages: 246

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The nature of the influence of the European Enlightenment on the beliefs and practice of the Protestant missionaries who went to Asia and Africa from the mid-eighteenth century onwards is attracting increasing interest and debate among scholars. This volume is the first to address the subject in a focused way. It concentrates on British missions and the formative role of the Scottish Enlightenment on their thinking on such topics as education and the appropriate relationship between 'civilisation' and conversion. After discussing the problematic nature of all attempts to define the Enlightenment, it sets the British missionary awakening in its European context, and includes regional studies of missions in India, the Cape Colony, and the South Pacific.

Prefacep. vii
List of Contributorsp. ix
List of Abbreviationsp. xi
Christian Missions and the Enlightenment: A Reevaluationp. 1
The Eighteenth-Century Protestant Missionary Awakening in Its European Contextp. 22
The British Raj and the Awakening of the Evangelical Conscience: The Ambiguities of Religious Establishment and Toleration, 1698-1833p. 45
Patterns of Conversion in Early Evangelical History and Overseas Mission Experiencep. 71
Ethnology and Theology: Nineteenth-Century Mission Dilemmas in the South Pacificp. 99
Civilization or Christianity? The Scottish Debate on Mission Methods, 1750-1835p. 123
"Civilizing the African": The Scottish Mission to the Xhosa, 1821-64p. 141
Christianity and Civilization in English Evangelical Mission Thought, 1792-1857p. 169
Upholding Orthodoxy in Missionary Encounters: A Theological Perspectivep. 198
Bibliography of Printed Sourcesp. 223
Indexp. 240
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ISBN: 9780700715596
ISBN-10: 0700715592
Series: Studies in the History of Christian Missions
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 246
Published: 3rd August 2001
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.39 x 15.6  x 1.6
Weight (kg): 0.54
Edition Number: 1