Missions, Nationalism, And The End Of Empire

Missions, Nationalism, And The End Of Empire

by Brian Stanley
     
 

ISBN-10: 0802821162

ISBN-13: 9780802821164

Pub. Date: 10/01/2003

Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing

Christian missions have often been seen as the religious arm of Western imperialism. What is rarely appreciated is the role they played in bringing about an end to the Western colonial empires after the Second World War. Missions, Nationalism, and the End of Empire explores this neglected subject.

Respected authorities on the history of missions explore new

Overview

Christian missions have often been seen as the religious arm of Western imperialism. What is rarely appreciated is the role they played in bringing about an end to the Western colonial empires after the Second World War. Missions, Nationalism, and the End of Empire explores this neglected subject.

Respected authorities on the history of missions explore new territory in these chapters, examining from diverse angles the linkages between Christianity, nationalism, and the dissolution of the colonial empires in Asia and Africa. This work not only sheds light on the relation of religion and politics but also uncovers the sometimes paradoxical implications of the church's call to bring the gospel to all the world.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780802821164
Publisher:
Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing
Publication date:
10/01/2003
Series:
Studies in the History of Christian Missions Series
Pages:
324
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.73(d)

Table of Contents

Contributorsviii
Introduction: Christianity and the End of Empire1
Part IMissionary Traditions, National Loyalties, and the Universal Gospel
1.The Clash of Nationalism and Universalism within Twentieth-Century Missionary Christianity15
2.Missionaries without Empire: German Protestant Missionary Efforts in the Interwar Period (1919-1939)34
3.Missions and Afrikaner Nationalism: Soundings in the Prehistory of Apartheid54
4.The Universities' Mission to Central Africa: Anglo-Catholicism and the Twentieth-Century Colonial Encounter79
Part IIEmergent Christian and National Identities in Asia and Africa
5.Who Is an Indian? Dilemmas of National Identity at the End of the British Raj in India111
6.China and Christianity: Perspectives on Missions, Nationalism, and the State in the Republican Period, 1912-1949132
7.Foreign Missions and Indigenous Protestant Leaders in China, 1920-1955: Identity and Loyalty in an Age of Powerful Nationalism144
8.The Rhetoric of the Word: Bible Translation and Mau Mau in Colonial Central Kenya165
Part IIIChristian Responses to Crises at the End of Empire
9."Speaking for the Unvoiced"? British Missionaries and Aspects of African Nationalism, 1949-1959183
10.Church and State in Crisis: The Deposition of the Kabaka of Buganda, 1953-1955194
11.Moral Re-Armament in Africa in the Era of Decolonization212
12.Apartheid, Mission, and Independent Africa: From Pretoria to Kampala with Hannah Stanton237
13.Passive Revolution and Its Saboteurs: African Christian Initiative in the Era of Decolonization, 1955-1975250
Bibliography of Principal Secondary Sources278
Index294

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