North American Foreign Missions, 1810-1914: Theology, Theory, and Policy (Studies in the History of Christian Missions Series)

North American Foreign Missions, 1810-1914: Theology, Theory, and Policy (Studies in the History of Christian Missions Series)

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North American Foreign Missions, 1810-1914: Theology, Theory, and Policy (Studies in the History of Christian Missions Series) by Wilbert R. Shenk

The year 1810 marks the start of the North American foreign missions movement -- a movement begun with typical American enthusiasm and vigor but in need of practical grounding. This volume explores important facets of the development of North American foreign missions, paying particular attention to the role that agencies such as the American Board of Commissioners for Foreign Missions played in shaping the theology, theory, and policy of evangelistic activities overseas. Distinguished by its special focus on key developments taking place at the home base, this set of insightful studies sheds light on significant yet neglected topics, including the impact of slavery debates on foreign missions, the emergence of distinctive mission strategies for women, the role of the social gospel as a missionary ideology, and the contribution of foreign missions to the creation of a global evangelical network.

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ISBN-13: 9780802824851
Publisher: Eerdmans, William B. Publishing Company
Publication date: 06/28/2004
Series: Studies in the History of Christian Missions Series
Pages: 349
Product dimensions: 6.24(w) x 9.22(h) x 0.97(d)

Table of Contents

General Editors' Prefacex
Contributorsxi
Acronymsxiii
Introduction1
Part I1810-1865
1.The New Divinity and the Origins of the American Board of Commissioners for Foreign Missions11
2."A Bright and New Constellation": Millennial Narratives and the Origins of American Foreign Missions39
3.Denominationalism and Democracy: Ecclesiastical Issues Underlying Rufus Anderson's Three Self Program61
4.The 1845 Organic Sin Debate: Slavery, Sin, and the American Board of Commissioners for Foreign Missions86
5.Evangelist or Homemaker? Mission Strategies of Early Nineteenth-Century Missionary Wives in Burma and Hawaii116
6."The Salvation of Souls" and the "Salvation of the Republic of Liberia": Denominational Conflict and Racial Diversity in Antebellum Presbyterian Foreign Missions133
Part II1865-1914
7.Forging an Ideology for American Missions: Josiah Strong and Manifest Destiny163
8.Canadian Presbyterians and India Missions, 1877-1914: The Policy and Politics of "Women's Work for Women"192
9.The Social Gospel as Missionary Ideology218
10.Missionary Returns and Cultural Conversions in Alabama and Shandong: The Latter Years of Madam Gao (Martha Foster Crawford)243
11.The Development of the Missionary Ideas of Robert E. Speer261
12.Only Connect: The China Inland Mission and Transatlantic Evangelicalism281
Bibliography314
Index340

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