Christian Missions and the Enlightenment

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Addresses 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, particularly British missions and the formative role of the Scottish Enlightenment on their thinking.
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Overview

Addresses 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, particularly British missions and the formative role of the Scottish Enlightenment on their thinking.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780700715596
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 8/3/2001
  • Pages: 258
  • Product dimensions: 6.14 (w) x 9.21 (h) x 0.63 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface
List of Contributors
List of Abbreviations
1 Christian Missions and the Englightenment: A Reevaluation 1
2 The Eighteenth-Century Protestant Missionary Awakening in Its European Context 22
3 The British Raj and the Awakening of the Evangelical Conscience: The Ambiguities of Religious Establishment and Toleration, 1698-1833 45
4 Patterns of Conversion in Early Evangelical History and Overseas Mission Experience 71
5 Ethnology and Theology: Nineteenth-Century Mission Dilemmas in the South Pacific 99
6 Civilization or Christianity? The Scottish Debate on Mission Methods, 1750-1835 123
7 "Civilizing the African": The Scottish Mission to the Xhosa, 1821-64 141
8 Christianity and Civilization in English Evangelical Mission Thought, 1792-1857 169
9 Upholding Orthodoxy in Missionary Encounters: A Theological Perspective 198
Bibliography of Printed Sources 223
Index 240
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